Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Counseling & Human Services
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The Mission Statement of the College of Graduate Studies and Extended Learning provides the educational framework for the master's degrees. The Mission Statement of the American Counseling Association (ACA) defines Professional Counseling and identifies the role of the Professional Counselor in various settings. The Mission Statement of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) specifies the art and science of educating Professional Counselors and Student Affairs Professionals. The Department faculty members have identified three overall goals for students in all five degree programs. Upon completion of a degree program in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, the student will have: Developed a knowledge base, grounded in scientifically-derived philosophy, theory, and practice, specific to the degree program chosen. Developed a repertoire of skills, grounded in scientifically-derived philosophy, theory and practices, specific to the degree program chosen. Developed a sense of self as a counseling or student affairs professional.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Jo Cohen Hamilton
Department Emphasis
  • 40% Counseling Psychology
  • 25% Family Studies
  • 25% Family Therapy
  • 10% Child/Human Development
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

15200 Kutztown Road
104 Graduate Center
Kutztown, PA 19530
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Darrell Garber
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Fundamentals of Counseling
  • Counseling Theories Seminar
  • Life Span Development
  • Theories of Personality
  • Psychopathology
  • Seminar in Marital Therapy
  • The Addicted Family
  • Structural and Strategic Family Therapy
  • Case Analysis
  • Professional Orientation and Ethics in Family Therapy
  • Psychology of Family Systems
  • Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Group Processes
  • Educational and Psychological Tests and Measurements
  • Research Design and Statistics
  • Professional Orientation & Ethics in the Agency Setting
  • Intercultural Issues in Counseling
  • Career Counseling Across the Lifespan
  • Counseling the Aged
  • Selected Topics and Issues in Community Counseling
  • Independent Study
  • Individual Testing and Assessment
  • Behavior Modification Procedures
  • Psychological Testing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Theories of Learning
  • Practicum in Counseling
  • Field Experience
  • Trauma Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Counseling Supervision
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marital & Family Therapy
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.