M.A. in Holistic Counseling

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

Required courses:

  • HLC504: Introduction to the Foundations of Counseling and Leadership: Theory From a Holistic Perspective
  • HLC505: Laboratory in Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • HLC507: Toward Synthesis: The Body/Mind Connection
  • HLC508: Developmental Issues in Counseling and Leadership
  • HLC509: Toward Synthesis: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy Evaluation
  • HLC513: Systems Theory and Family Therapy
  • HLC515: Assessment and Treatment Planning
  • HLC516: The Psychology of Group Process
  • HLC530: Practicum in Counseling: Part I
  • HLC531: Practicum in Counseling: Part II
  • HLC540: Toward Synthesis: Psychological Health, the Search for Meaning and the Wisdom Traditions
  • HLC570: Internship and Seminar I
  • HLC571: Internship and Seminar II

Students also choose six credits from the following:

  • HLC575: Healing
  • HLC579: Grief Counseling
  • HLC581: Special Topics
  • HLC582: Introduction to the Expressive and Creative Arts as Transformation
  • HLC583: Practical Applications of the Holistic Counseling Degree
  • HLC584: Movement, Creativity and Consciousness
  • HLC585: Crisis Intervention
  • HLC587: Counseling for Women
  • HLC588: Working with Young People
  • HLL519: Introduction to Holistic Leadership Perspectives

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.