The graduate program at A&M-Texarkana is practitioner's degrees.  A&M-Texarkana offers graduate program in Counseling. This program enable students to meet the academic requirements to sit for the licensing exam for the position of Licensed Professional Counselor. 

The Master of Science degree with a major in Counseling (MS in Counseling) program consists of 60 credit hours. The program is CACREP accredited in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialty area. The MS in Counseling provides a pathway to state licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor through face to face course offerings. A limited number of courses may be offered using technology enhancements via internet resources. The Counseling faculty are committed to the training of effective professional mental health workers. Following the completion of the majority of coursework, students have the opportunity to translate coursework into practicum and internship field experiences. Students seeking a master’s degree in Counseling participate in a total of 9 semester credit hours of field experiences at approved mental health agencies that provide counseling services.

A&M-Texarkana offers several graduate elective courses such as, Introduction to Trauma Counseling, Counseling Children and Adolescents, Play Therapy, Advanced Counseling Theories, and Sexual Behavior. These courses may also be utilized by clinicians to satisfy continuing education requirements.

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COUN 511 - Introduction to Counseling Services

This course introduces students to the scope and purposes of the counseling profession. Standards of preparation, codes of ethics, professional organizations, and licensure and certification requirements will be studied. The importance of the essential characteristics of effective therapists will be examined. Prerequisite

COUN 517 - Assessment in Counseling

This course integrates theory and practice related to the use of standardized aptitude, achievement, and interest tests. The utilization of appraisal data for educational and vocational advising, placement, and follow up will be covered. Experience will be gained in the administration and interpretation of selected aptitude, achievement, and interest assessments.

COUN 520 - Counseling Diverse Populations

This course focuses on the multicultural issues that may arise within the context of counseling clients. The course is designed to raise students' awareness of their own values and their clients' values, how these values may differ in the areas of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and socio-economic class, and how these differences may impact the therapeutic relationship.

COUN 528 - Group Procedures in Counseling

This course examines the dynamics of group process and practice with emphasis on theory and techniques of group leadership. A research paper on theory, procedure, or issues in group counseling is required.

COUN 534 - Counseling Children and Adolescents

This course is a didactic and experiential course that prepares students to work with the special needs of children and adolescents. This course will focus on developmental needs, specific therapeutic interventions, and common emotional issues of children and adolescents.

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