Wayne State University

Counseling Psychology Program
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The program area of Educational Psychology offers a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology. The Counseling Psychology program emphasizes training in personal and interpersonal practice with individuals, children, couples, and families. The program prepares students to work with children and families within a recovery orientation to improve personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span. The Master of Arts program offers a thorough preparation in individual assessment and four core areas of psychology such as psychopathology, psychological assessment, human development, and evidence-based theoretical approaches to conduct psychotherapy with individuals, children, couples, and families. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work as mental health providers in community and private settings, primary care settings, and employee assistance programs.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Francesca Pernice-Duca
Department Emphasis
  • 18% Human Development
  • 18% Assessment
  • 18% Psychotherapy
  • 18% Practicum, Supervision, & Internship
  • 13% Research Ethics
  • 10% Faily Therapy
  • 5% Family Studies
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

337 Education Building
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Francesca Pernice-Duca
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Introduction to Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Advanced Family Therapy
  • Human Developmental Psychology
  • Child & Adolescent Psychopathology
  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Adult Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Evaluation I, II, & III
  • Career Development and Counseling
  • Applications I: Behavioral Psychology & Social Learning
  • Ethics and Law for Psychologists
  • Research Readings in Psychology
  • Terminal Masters Project
  • Internship in Clinical Procedures
  • Internship Supervision
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Counseling Psychology
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.