Master of Psychological Counseling

Girne American University

Program Description

Master of Psychological Counseling

Girne American University

Master of Psychological Counseling

Counseling psychology focuses on providing therapeutic treatments to clients who experience a wide variety of symptoms, and it is one of the largest specialty areas within psychology that facilitates personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span with a focus on emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental and organizational concerns. The graduate school of social sciences recognizes the importance of preparing graduates who manifest the highest standards of excellence in academic or service delivery settings through the integration of theory, research, and practice, and with sensitivity to multicultural issues. This specialty encompasses a broad range of practices that is unique in its attention both to normal developmental issues and to problems associated with physical, emotional, and mental disorders. Thus, students are continuously exposed to opportunities to examine the connection between scientific knowledge and professional practice. To highlight the importance of this integration, education and training in theory, inquiry, and practice occur concurrently throughout the program.

Core Courses

Year 1: Fall Semester

  • Legal / Ethical Issues
  • Psychopathology / Differential Diagnosis
  • Overview of Psychotherapeutic Approaches
  • Clinical Interviewing, Assessment, and Treatment Planning
  • Practice Management

Year 1: Spring Semester

  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Family / Group Therapy / Organizational Dynamics
  • Solution-oriented Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Supervised Psychotherapy Training

Year 2: Fall Semester

  • One-year Full-time Internship with Formal Supervision
  • Master’s Thesis

Year 2: Spring Semester

  • Continuous Internship
  • Master’s Thesis
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Entry Requirements

English Language requirement: TOEFL (Paper): 550 TOEFL (Internet): 80 IELTS: 6.0

Last updated July 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2016
2 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2016
Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
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