The Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counseling (CAC) is designed to prepare professional counselors who wish to specialize in counseling children and adolescents. The certificate is a planned program of study which includes 18 graduate credits (6 courses). Coursework is offered in evening or weekend intensive formats so that students may complete the coursework within 1 calendar year. This certificate is designed for community professionals with a Master’s degree in counseling or closely related area of clinical psychotherapy are eligible for admission to the certificate program. Current graduate students in the MAC program may also be admitted to the CAC certificate program concurrently during their Master’s degree coursework. The CAC certificate cannot be awarded to current students until the semester following graduation from the MAC program and completion of the certificate coursework.
Requirements: 18 Credit Hours
- MCPY 664 Family Origins and Life Cycles (3 Credit Hours)
- MCPY 668 Play in Family Therapy (3 Credit Hours)
- MCPY 670 Advanced Play Therapy: Grief/Abuse/Trauma (3 Credit Hours)
- MCPY 677 Counseling Pre-Adolescents and Adolescents (3 Credit Hours)
- MCPY 678 Introduction to Play Therapy (3 Credit Hours)
- MCPY 679 Sandtray Therapy Techniques (3 Credit Hours)