M.A. in Holistic Counseling

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To earn the master's degree in holistic counseling, students take a minimum of 16 courses (48 credits).

Required courses:

  • HLC504: Foundations of Counseling and Leadership Theory From a Holistic Perspective
  • HLC505: Interpersonal Helping Skills
  • HLC507: The Body/Mind Connection
  • HLC508: Human Growth and Development
  • HLC509: Theories of Counseling
  • HLC512: Evaluation Research
  • HLC513: Couples and Family Counseling
  • HLC515: Assessment and Treatment Planning
  • HLC516: Group Process
  • HLC530: Practicum in Counseling I
  • HLC531: Practicum in Counseling II
  • HLC540: Psychological Health and Search for Meaning
  • HLC570: Internship and Seminar I
  • HLC571: Internship and Seminar II

Students also choose six credits from the following:

  • HLC525: Clinical Language Skills
  • HLC535: Introduction to Expressive Sound
  • HLC575: Healing and Transformation
  • HLC578: Body and Personal Myth: A Jungian Perspective
  • HLC579: Grief Counseling
  • HLC582: Introduction to the Expressive and Creative Arts as Transformation
  • HLC584: Movement, Creativity and Consciousness: An Introduction
  • HLC587: Gender in Counseling
  • HLC588: Working with Young People
  • HLC592: The Arts, Nature and Eco-Consciousness
  • HLL519: Introduction to Holistic Leadership Perspectives
  • HLL520: Leading Holistically: Cross-Cultural Competence
  • HLL522: Creative Intervention Skills: Part I
  • HLL523: Creative Intervention Skills: Part II
  • HLL527: Leading System Change and Transformation

Individualized Concentration

Students who want to pursue an individualized concentration aimed at meeting their personal and academic goals adhere to the program's core curriculum, yet choose electives tailored to their focus area. Students who would like to design an individualized concentration should contact the program director.

Students who intend to fulfill the academic requirements for mental health licensure must first complete those course requirements before completing the electives for the individualized concentration.


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