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Curriculum

What are the Degree Requirements?

  1. 60 credit hours of required and elective courses
  2. Written and oral comprehensive examinations
  3. 700 hours of supervised field experience:
    • A one-semester Practicum of at least 100 hours (approximately 6-8 hours/week), 40 of which have to be direct-client contact
    • A calendar year of at least 600 hours of Internship (approximately 12-16 hours/week), 300 of which have to be direct-client contact

*No thesis required

Required Courses (57 credits)

Course Title Credits

PCMF 500

Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy  

3

PCC 501

Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice of Counseling

3

PCC/PCMF 502

Counseling Laboratory I

3

PCMF 503

Psychopathology

3

PCMF 504

Human Behavior: A Developmental Perspective

3

PCMF 505

Systems, Systemic Thinking, and Ethics

3

PCMF 506

Basic Principles of Research Design, Statistics, Program Development and Evaluation

3

PCC 507

Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3

PCC 509

Assessment in Clinical and Career Counseling

3

PCC 512

Addictions Counseling

3

PCMF 601

Grief, Loss and Trauma Counseling

3

PCC/PCMF 602

Advanced Counseling Lab

3

PCC 612

Group Processes

3

PCMF 619

Multicultural Counseling and Therapy

3

PCC 644

Career Counseling

3

PCC 660**

Counseling Practicum

2

PCC 661**

Professional/Case Practicum Seminar

1

PCC 680/681/682**

Internship

6

PCC/PCMF 690/691/692**

Professional Seminar

3

 

 

 

Total Credits

 

57

**The Professional Seminar is taken in conjunction with the Internship.

Electives (3 credits)
For students in the Professional Clinical Counseling Program, there are several electives to choose from to complete the additional 3 credits (1 course) required for the 60-credit degree. Students can take any of the elective courses offered by the Master’s Program – refer to the Graduate Catalog for course descriptions.

Field Placement (Practicum and Internship)
Practicum and Internship are "hands-on" experiences that provide students with the opportunity to integrate theory and practice while under direct supervision. The focal activity is face-to-face assessment and therapy with clients; however, the larger training experience includes a variety of activities including case planning, record keeping, attending staff team meetings and didactics, and interacting with professionals from other disciplines. 

Students receive individual advisement to select a training site that best matches their interests and career goals. Students can apply to one of La Salle's affiliated agencies, or they can establish their own placement that meets La Salle's training requirements. La Salle has affiliations with a limited number of agencies that offer evening and weekend hours; students working full-time and/or who have restricted schedules are encouraged to speak with their adviser about finding a field placement site well in advance.

While students are in the Practicum and Internship, they enroll in a co-requisite seminar to discuss professional and ethical issues as well as view video recordings of their clinical work.  The seminar meets once a week in the evenings.


Programs offered at:


For general program information, admission requirements or application status, please contact the CFT Graduate Admission Counselor, Stacey Vinci at cftadmiss@lasalle.edu.

For advising, clinical or course-specific information, or registration, please contact the CFT office at cftma@lasalle.edu.

Francis Berna, OFM, Ph.D.

Donna A. Tonrey, Psy.D., LMFT, LPC
Director

Counseling and Family Therapy
Master's Programs
Office: Wister Hall, Room 208
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1767
Fax: 215.991.3585
cftma@lasalle.edu


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