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

Students also choose six credits from the following:

  • HLL519: Introduction to Holistic Leadership Perspectives
  • HLL520: Leading Holistically
  • HLL522: Creative Intervention Skills: Part I
  • HLL523: Creative Intervention Skills: Part II
  •  HLC525: Clinical Language Skills
  • HLC535: Introduction to Expressive Sound
  • HLC575: Healing
  • 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

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.