Degree Plan - PA concentration

Counseling Psychology M.A. program degree plan for entering students in 2020 and after

Psychological Associate (PA) concentration

The University of Houston­-Victoria offers two concentrations in the 60 ­semester credit hour Counseling psychology master’s degree. Both include 51 hours of coursework and 9 hours of practical experience.

Degree Requirements

The counseling psychology concentration degree plans have a common core of 48 semester credit hours which include 9 semester credit hours of practicum. Each concentration degree plan has an additional requirement of 12 semester credit hours. 

Common Core (Common between PC and PA concentrations) (48 semester credit hours)

The following courses are required for all Counseling Psychology M.A. degrees:

PSYC 6321 Psychopathology I

PSYC 6326 Advanced Research Methods

PSYC 6330 Life­Span Developmental Psychology

PSYC 6331 Multicultural Psychotherapy

PSYC 6332 Advanced Social Psychology

PSYC 6333 Ethics and Practice of Psychology

PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy

PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy

PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment

PSYC 6337 Personality Assessment

PSYC 6338 Group Psychotherapy

PSYC 6339 Theory and Techniques of Family Therapy

PSYC 6352 Professional Practices

PSYC 6303 Practicum (9 semester credit hours)

Concentration Requirements

Psychological Associate (PA) Concentration (12 semester credit hours)

PSYC 6315 Advanced Learning

PSYC 6328 Biological Psychology

PSYC 6341 Behavior Management

For PA Concentration ONLY, students MUST choose one elective course from the following four options:

PSYC 6319 Vocational Psychology and Career Counseling

PSYC 6322 Psychopathology II

PSYC 6350 Addictions Counseling

PSYC 6351 Crisis Intervention

Concentration selection

Students must formally select the PA or PC concentration upon satisfactory (B or better) completion of the following courses: 

PSYC 6321 Psychopathology I

PSYC 6333 Ethics and Practice of Psychology

PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues of Psychotherapy

PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment

PSYC 6332  Advanced Social Psychology

PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy

PSYC 6337  Personality Assessment

PSYC 6352 Professional Practices in Counseling Psychology

 

Full­-time students will make this selection upon satisfactory completion of these courses by the end of the first­ year Spring semester. Students may declare their concentration before this point but must declare their concentration no later than this point, as progress in the program will depend on the concentration selected. Part-time students will make this selection upon satisfactory completion of these courses.