Barry University

Department of Counseling
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The mission of the Counseling Programs at Barry University is to provide education and training in clinical assessment, leadership, and counseling practice. Consistent with this mission is the goal of graduating ethical professionals with expert knowledge and skills in counseling practice. The Counseling Programs espouse the four core values set forth in the mission of the Adrian Dominican School of Education and Barry University: knowledge and truth, inclusive community, social justice, and collaborative service. Our Programs are communities of learners in which the study, development, and improvement of effective practice is promoted through scholarly and critical analysis. The Programs foster an inclusive academic atmosphere that encourages collaboration, respect, and sharing of ideas. In keeping with the importance of diversity and multiculturalism, the Programs expect students to accept social responsibility and place value on the function of social justice in the curriculum and society. The Programs are also committed to offering services to communities for various human, social, economic, and environmental problems.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Emilie A. Ney
Department Emphasis
  • 50% Marital, Couple, Family Counseling
  • 25% Mental Health Counseling
  • 15% School Counseling
  • 10% Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
  • Doctoral
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

11300 NE Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33161-6696
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. M. Sylvia Fernandez
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • Methodology of Research
  • Orientation to the Counseling Profession
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Psychological Measurement
  • Social & Cultural Issues in Counseling
  • Individual Counseling Procedures
  • Career Development & Life Work Planning
  • Group Counseling Procedures
  • Counseling Theories & Interventions
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Internship in Counseling
  • Psychopathology: Diagnosis & Treatment in
  • Counseling
  • Treatment of Substance Abuse in Counseling
  • Human Sexuality
  • Family Therapy
  • Marital & Family Systems
  • Marital Therapy
  • Issues in Marriage & Family
  • Personality Theories.
  • Counseling for Change
  • Advanced Consultation in Counseling
  • Advanced Counseling Techniques
  • Advanced Multicultural Issues in Counseling
  • Advanced Family Systems Theory
  • Advanced Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Advanced Clinical Techniques in Family Therapy
  • Advanced Appraisal Techniques
  • Counseling Supervision
  • Advanced Counseling Practicum
  • Dissertation Seminar
  • Dissertation
  • Seminar in Counseling
  • Advanced Counseling Internship School CounselingChild Guidance and Therapy
  • Student SErvices Personnel within the Public Schools
  • Exceptionality in Learning and Behavior<p>Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling</p>Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability
  • Foundations of Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Issues
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marital, Couple, Family Counseling & Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Specialization
Masters Comments

Situated in South Florida, the Barry University Counseling Program serves the educational needs of students from North, Central, and South America, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and other Caribbean Islands. Respect for diversity with emphasis on ethical practice is the guiding principle of all course work. The Barry Family Enrichment Center, the on-site counseling clinic, provides clinical training for students and provides clinical services and outreach to the surrounding diverse community. The School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, and Marital, Couple, Family Counseling/Therapy Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Doctoral Level
Doctoral Program Options
  • Marital, Couple, Family Counseling & Therapy
Doctoral Comments

The Counseling program faculty adhere to a practitioner/educator/ investigator model of training. The mission emphasizes the academic tradition of educating and training doctoral students in those sophisticated concepts that enhance their professional identity. Graduates from this program will work with the client's presenting problem and focus on solutions or actions that might help to resolve the problem. While the specialization is in Marital, Couple and Family Counseling/Therapy, there is also a strong emphasis on understanding normal development throughout a person's life. Thus, the program emphasizes the identification of strengths and a "wellness" viewpoint rather than pathology.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.