MA in MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

Miami, FL | North Lauderdale, FL


Why study the MA in Mental Health Counseling at TGS?

With two different concentrations in Mental Health Counseling and Guidance and Counseling, the program exposes students to all aspects of counseling, which can be applied in a wide range of fields. Students are challenged to critically reflect upon their personal growth and refine their counseling skills in order to provide the most ethical and professional care for clients.

The MAMHC is offered through Trinity Graduate School at the Florida Regional Center. Courses in the Master of Arts in Leadership (MA/L) are also offered at the Florida Regional Center and may supplement your degree program.

ABOUT THIS DEGREE

Students graduating from the MAMHC program will be able to:

  • Integrate a biblical worldview in counseling theory and practice
  • Apply their faith in areas of service to underserved client populations
  • Adhere to cultural competency standards when working with the needs of diverse clients
  • Display through content knowledge the core competency areas in the field of counseling psychology
  • Assess, deliver, and document appropriate interventions that are consistent with current standards of care in the counseling profession
  • Critically reflect upon their personal growth and refine their counseling skills in order to provide ethical and professional care for clients

 

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

All students take common core and required counseling courses, as well as the required classes for their preferred area of concentration.

Program of Study
Common Core Courses 6 hours
Course Title Credits
ID 5001 Foundations for Integrative Thought 3 hours
ID 5002 Foundations for Cultural Engagement 3 hours
Required Counseling Courses 27 hours
MH 5210 Counseling Skills Training 3 hours
MH 5310 Counseling Theories 3 hours
MH 6110 Career Counseling 3 hours
MH 6130 Group Counseling 3 hours
MH 6520 Human Growth and Development 3 hours
MH 6710 Psychology and Theology 3 hours
MH 6720 Ethics & Issues in Counseling 3 hours
MH 7210 Psychological Testing 3 hours
MH 7900 Psychological Research Methods 3 hours
Concentration (Select one of the two concentrations listed below) 21-27 hours
Total Hours 54-60 hours
Concentrations
Students pursuing a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling will choose to specialize in one of two offered concentrations:

Mental Health Counseling (60 credits)

Common Core and Required Counseling Courses (See course list above) 33 hours
Required Concentration Courses 24 hours
Course Title Credits
MH 5400 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling 3 hours
MH 5120 Substance Abuse Counseling 3 hours
MH 6015 Community Counseling 3 hours
MH 6610 Human Sexuality 3 hours
MH 6650 Multicultural Issues in Counseling 3 hours
MH 7450 Psychopathology 3 hours
Participation in Group Counseling Experience:
MH 7961 Internship in Counseling I 3 hours
MH 7962 Internship in Counseling II 3 hours
Concentration Elective 3 hours
Select one course:
MH 5140 Principles of Guidance and Counseling 3 hours
MH 6530 Child & Adolescent Counseling 3 hours
MH 6625 Theoretical Foundations of Marriage & Family Therapy 3 hours
MH 7140 Crisis Counseling 3 hours
MH 7950 Counseling Practicum 3 hours
MH 6710 Psychology and Theology 3 hours
MH 7963 Advanced Counseling Practicum 3 hours
MH 8000 Current Studies in Counseling and Psychology 1-3 hours
Total Hours 60 hours

 

Guidance and Counseling (54 credits)

Common Core and Required Counseling Courses (See course list above) 33 hours
Required Concentration Courses 18 hours
Course Title Credits
MH 5140 Principles of Guidance and Counseling 3 hours
MH 5145 School Consultation Procedures 3 hours
MH 6140 Counseling Exceptional and At-Risk Children 3 hours
MH 6530 Child & Adolescent Counseling 3 hours
Participation in Group Counseling Experience:
MH 6911 Guidance & Counseling Practicum I 3 hours
MH 6912 Guidance & Counseling Practicum II 3 hours
Concentration Elective 3 hours
Select one course:
MH 5120 Substance Abuse Counseling 3 hours
MH 6015 Community Counseling 3 hours
MH 6610 Human Sexuality 3 hours
MH 6625 Theoretical Foundations of Marriage & Family Therapy 3 hours
MH 6650 Multicultural Issues in Counseling 3 hours
Total Hours 54 hours
Capstone Options for Students Not Pursuing Licensure
Course Title Credits
MH 7480 Counseling Psychology Capstone Integrative Paper 3 hours
MH 7478 Counseling Psychology Capstone Project 3 hours
MH 7985 Counseling Psychology Thesis 3 hours
MH 7910 Advanced Research Methods 3 hours
MH 7969 International Counseling Experience 3 hours

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