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Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies Certificate Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2014 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • You can also reference the graduation requirements for the year in which you enrolled on the portal; view graduation requirements by year (PDF) in the right-hand column of your MyResources page.
  • Read the course descriptions.

This 18-credit program requires the following:

Core Courses (6 credits)

  • Psychopathology and Diagnosis (APPL 610)
  • Advanced Treatment Techniques (APPL 616)

If you have already completed these core courses or their equivalents, you may replace them with other courses.
Electives (12 credits)

Choose a maximum of four courses.

  • Ethics and Legal Issues in the Practice of Psychology (APPL 602)
  • Advanced Theories of Personality and Counseling (APPL 605)
  • Basic Counseling Techniques (APPL 606)
  • Applied Assessment Procedures (APPL 608)
  • Human Development (APPL 613)
  • Personality Assessment (APPL 617)
  • Intellectual Assessment (APPL 618)
  • Psychological Assessment (APPL 619)
  • Substance Abuse Counseling (APPL 621)
  • Group Counseling (APPL 622)
  • Career Counseling (APPL 623)
  • Multicultural Counseling (APPL 625)
  • Family Therapy (APPL 626)
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy (APPL 627)
  • College Counseling (APPL 628)
  • Special Topics: Topics in Counseling (APPL 629)*
    *recent topic taught: Nature and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
  • Intermediate Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (APPL 631)**
    **This course is not a board requirement but is a prerequisite for APPL 632 at UB.
  • Research Methods (APPL 632)
  • Practicum in Counseling (APPL 703)

as of fall 15