Counseling Psychology Recommended Schedule

The following information is the full-time program schedule for the Counseling Psychology program based on Fall 2020 (or later) admission to the Counseling Psychology Program. If you were admitted to the Counseling Psychology program prior to 2020, your program schedule is listed in the original student handbook and on your signed degree plan.

Year One: Fall (12 Units)             

  • PSYC 6321 Psychopathology I    
  • PSYC 6333 Ethics and Practice    
  • PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues  
  • PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment         

Year One: Fall (12 Units)

  • PSYC 6321 Psychopathology I
  • PSYC 6333 Ethics and Practice
  • PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues
  • PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment

Year One: Spring (12 Units)        

  • PSYC 6332 Advanced Social Psychology 
  • PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy              
  • PSYC 6337 Personality Assessment         
  • PSYC 6352 Professional Practices             

Year One: Spring (12 Units)

  • PSYC 6332 Advanced Social Psychology
  • PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 6337 Personality Assessment
  • PSYC 6352 Professional Practices

STUDENTS MUST SELECT PC (LPC) or PA (LPA) Concentration after completing the eight courses listed above and can only take that track from that point on.

PC (LPC) Concentration

Year One: Summer  (9 Units)     

  • PSYC 6331 Multicultural Psychotherapy 
  • PSYC 6338 Group Psychotherapy             
  • PSYC 6319 Vocational Psychology and Career Counseling              

PA (LPA) Concentration

Year One: Summer (9-12 Units)

  • PSYC 6331 Multicultural Psychotherapy
    • (Program includes your choice of ONE of four electives: PSYC 6319, PSYC 6322, PSYC 6350, or PSYC 6351.  They are offered in different semesters.)
    • You may take PSYC 6319 Vocational Psychology and Career Counseling now, if you choose it as your elective.
  • PSYC 6338 Group Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 6303: First Practicum

Year Two: Fall (12 Units) PC (LPC) Concentration             

  • PSYC 6303: First Practicum          
  • PSYC 6326 Advanced Research Methods
  • PSYC 6330 Life-Span Development          
  • PSYC 6339 Theory/Techniques of Family Therapy Therapy

Year Two: Fall (12 Units) PA (LPA) Concentration

  • PSYC 6315 Advanced Learning
  • PSYC 6326 Advanced Research Methods
  • PSYC 6330 Life-Span Development
  • PSYC 6339 Theory/Techniques of Family

Year Two: Spring (9 Units) PC (LPC) Concentration          

  • PSYC 6303 Second Practicum
  • PSYC 6322 Psychopathology II
  • PSYC 6350 Addictions Counseling

Year Two: Spring (9-12 Units) PA (LPA) Concentration

  • PSYC 6303 Second Practicum
  • PSYC 6341 Behavior Management
  • PSYC 6328 Biological Psychology
    • (Program includes your choice of ONE of four electives: PSYC 6319, PSYC 6322, PSYC 6350, or PSYC 6351.  They are offered in different semesters.)
    • You may take PSYC 6322 Psychopathology II or PSYC 6350 Addictions Counseling now, if you choose it as your elective.

STUDENTS SHOULD TAKE COMPS DURING YEAR TWO SPRING

Year Two: Summer (6 Units) PC (LPC) Concentration      

  • PSYC 6303 Third Practicum          
  • PSYC 6351 Crisis Counseling

Year Two: Summer (3-6 Units) PA (LPA) Concentration

  • PSYC 6303 Third Practicum
    • (Program includes your choice of ONE of four electives: PSYC 6319, PSYC 6322, PSYC 6350, or PSYC 6351.  They are offered in different semesters.)
    • You may take PSYC 6351 Crisis Intervention or PSYC 6319 Vocational Counseling now, if you chose it as your elective.

Please note that most courses are only offered once a year, and many have previous courses as prerequisites. If you plan to attend on a part-time basis, then you should carefully look at the UHV catalog to determine which courses have prerequisites, and what those prerequisites are.  For example, if you do not take PSYC 6336, Intellectual Assessment in the Fall of your first year, you will not be able to take PSYC 6337 Personality Assessment until the Spring semester of your second year, and this would, in turn, delay when you would be eligible for PSYC 6303 Counseling Psychology Practicum.