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Program Certificate in Counseling and Development online

Lamar University's Program Certificate in Counseling and Development online prepares professional counselors to expand their practice and serve a broader range of clients by preparing them for state licensure.

About the Program

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in as few as 8 months
16 credit hours
$306 per credit hour*

The Program Certificate in Counseling and Development online is designed to provide master's degreed counselors a pathway to additional credentialing for their professional area of practice. Courses are designed to meet the additional academic requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in Texas.

In one of leading LPC programs in Texas, you will build greater skills in many areas of mental health counseling, including marriage and family counseling and psychopathology evaluation and treatment. At the end of the program, you will participate in a field-based, supervised counseling practicum in an agency setting.

*Price includes distance learning fee. On December 27, 2016, new requirements regarding educator preparation programs were approved and published in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). New language regarding field observations were included in the new TAC. Specifically, Title 19 part 7 Chapter 228 RULE 228.35 requires educator preparation programs to now conduct at least one of the field observations on-campus face-to-face for principal, superintendent, and school counselor certification. Beginning spring 2017, a fee of $500.00 will be included in the total tuition for those students enrolled in programs impacted by the new TAC changes.

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Online Courses

Students are required to complete 16 hours of coursework specifically related to mental health counseling. Courses are designed to meet the additional academic requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in Texas. As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in their home state. It is also the responsibility of the student to evaluate and understand state requirements related to online education and out-of-state educational programs. There may be additional course work, practice, and testing requirements that students must meet in order to be eligible for licensure in their home state.

CNDV 5302 Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Theories of individual counseling with an emphasis on techniques and applications. Level 1 course required prior to CNDV 5310 & 5312.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5310 Counseling Skills

An introduction of facilitation skills and theory. In depth analysis and demonstration of various facilitation techniques for use with counseling clients.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5381 Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling

An intensive exploration of the dynamics of interpersonal relationships, including family and social issues. A critical analysis of various techniques and approaches will be established. Development of personal counseling skills will be of major concern. Prerequisites: CNDV 5322, CNDV 5311.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5350 Abnormal Human Behavior

A study of various symptom categories in psychopathology. The course will include an analysis of the diagnostic categories as well as the research concerning etiology and treatment. Prerequisites: Approval of instructor or 12 semester hours of CNDV coursework.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5189 Seminar

Coming soon.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
CNDV 5392 Practicum

A field-based course of supervised observation and practice of guidance and counseling in an agency setting. Prerequisite: Must be within 6 semester hours (excluding practicum) of completing program requirements before beginning internship. A maximum of one additional course may be taken any semester in which a student is enrolled in a practicum.

Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

Calendar

Lamar University's online Program Certificate in Counseling and Development offers multiple opportunities per year to enter your program. So once you're ready to start, you won't have wait long!

Upcoming Start Dates:

July 17, 2017

Apply by June 19, 2017

August 28, 2017

Apply by July 31, 2017

October 9, 2017

Apply by September 11, 2017

Tuition & Financial Aid

For nearly a century, Lamar University has been committed to offering a high quality education that is also accessible to students at all levels of financial need.

Tuition

Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.

$306

Per Credit Hour. Price includes distance learning fee.

On December 27, 2016 new requirements regarding educator preparation programs were approved and published in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). New language regarding field observations were included in the new TAC. Specifically, Title 19 Part 7 Chapter 228 RULE 228.35 requires educator preparation programs to now conduct at least one of the field observations on-campus face-to-face for principal, superintendent, and school counselor certification. Beginning spring 2017, a fee of $500.00 will be included in the total tuition for those students enrolled in programs impacted by the new TAC changes.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online, but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Admissions

Lamar University's online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please review the admission guidelines carefully. For specific questions or more details, view our admission FAQs.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

Master's Degree

Students enrolled in this program must hold a master's degree in counseling of 48 credit hours or more.

Minimum 2.75 GPA

Students who do not have the minimum GPA may take up to 9 credit hours before submitting a qualifying GRE score.

Program-Specific Requirements

Verify the departmental and program-specific admission requirements for this program.