The Department of Psychology and Counseling offers three CACREP-accredited programs: M. Ed. in School Counseling, M. S. in Mental Health Counseling, and M. S. in Marriage and Family Counseling. The specialized Marriage and Family Counseling (MFC) program prepares graduates for the Licensed Professional Counselor credential. Graduates acquire competencies needed to treat parent-child problems, marital conflict, sexual dysfunction, substance abuse and other family problems within a multicultural context.
Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling
Theories of Personality and Counseling
Research-Methods and Procedures
Use and Interpretation of Tests
Techniques of Group Counseling
Consultation: Theories, Models, and Practices
Lifestyle and Career Counseling
Systems Theory and Intervention Strategies
Foundations, Contextual Dimensions, and Knowledge and Skills of Marriage and Family Counseling
Couple Dynamics and Counseling
Family Dynamics and Counseling
Internship in Counseling I & II
Marriage & Family Counseling
Mental Health Counseling
Graduates acquire basic knowledge in the areas of legal, ethical, professional issues in counseling; social and cultural foundations; human growth and development; career development; helping relationships; group work; appraisal; research; and program evaluation. Graduates prepare for a career in counseling with individuals, couples, and families. Students in the Marriage and Family Counseling program also learn skills in diagnosis, addictions counseling, and other mental health domains.
Doctoral of Professional Counseling (DPC)
The DPC is intended to prepare master counselors for successful practice in a variety of clinical settings and leadership in professional organizations.
The DPC is based on a practitioner-scholar model of training in which there is an emphasis upon applications of research and evidence-based best practices in the counseling profession. Instead of a dissertation, the concluding or capstone course is a Project Demonstrating Excellence (PDE) in which there is a substantial contribution to clinical service to the community.
Students satisfy degree requirements for the program in two years by completing 4 scheduled courses or 12 semester hours each semester.
Applicants for the Doctor of Professional Counseling degree program will be evaluated by the Doctoral Program Review Committee. Students will be selected to represent diversity and specialization within professional counseling. A cohort of 12 students will be admitted to a group entitled Collective to Achieve Degree Requirements and Experiences (CADRE).
This is an exciting one-of-a-kind degree program, offered only at Mississippi College!
Faculty at Mississippi College
Associate Professor, Clinical Training Coordinator