Masters in Counseling Psychology » Areas of Concentration

Areas of Concentration

School Counseling (60 course credit hours)

Designed to prepare students as counselors within school settings, K-12, for the purpose of promoting and enhancing the learning process within the context of academic development, career development, and personal/social development.

Curriculum content is based on the requirements set forth by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Hawaii Teachers Standards Board. The program is also approved by the Hawaii Teachers Standards Board.

Students will be placed in schools, at both elementary and secondary levels, for the required practicum and internships. At least one of these schools will be a State of Hawaii Department of Education public school.

Within a School Counseling context, MSCP graduates will demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Foundations of School Counseling
  • Program development, assessment, implementation and evaluation
  • Counseling theories and skills
  • Consultation
  • Exceptional children

Mental Health Counseling (60 course credit hours)

Designed to prepare students as counselors to help children, adolescents and adults help themselves in adapting cognitively, emotionally and behaviorally to various interrelated environments.

Curriculum content is based on the National Board for Certified Counselors requirements for professional counseling and the State of Hawaii Licensure Standards for the Mental Health Counselor.

Students will be placed under the supervision of a licensed mental health counselor for the required Practicum and Internships.

The Mental Health Counseling emphasis can be individualized by the selection of elective courses suited to individual needs and career goals.

MSCP graduates with a Mental Health Counseling emphasis will demonstrate and understanding of:

  • Foundations of Community Counseling
  • Contextual Dimensions: Mental Health Counseling
  • Knowledge and skills for practice

Marriage and Family Counseling (60 course credit hours)

Designed to prepare students as counselors in family systems to help children, adolescents and adults help themselves in adapting cognitively, emotionally and behaviorally to various interrelated environments.

Curriculum content is based on the standards of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the State of Hawaii Licensure Standards for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Students will be placed under the supervision of a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the required practicum and internships.

MSCP graduates with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Counseling will demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Foundations of Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Contextual Dimensions: Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Knowledge and skills for practice