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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Students who want to study counseling can choose to focus on a variety of different concentrations in psychology and related fields, as each program will vary. Different types of counselors include mental health, school, career, substance abuse, marriage, adolescent, rehabilitation and family.

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Master of Social Work

Wheelock College
Campus Part time September 2017 USA Boston

If you work for or aspire to work for a social service agency, a community health or education setting, or an advocacy organization and are committed to effecting change in the social conditions and well-being of diverse groups of children and families, this human rights and justice-based social work graduate program can help you achieve your professional goals. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Counseling 2017. If you work for or aspire to work for a social service agency, a community health or education setting, or an advocacy organization and are committed to effecting change in the social conditions and well-being of diverse groups of children and families, this human rights and justice-based social work graduate program can help you achieve your professional goals. Our Master of Social Work program's approach is family-centered, community-based, and grounded in partnerships with community providers. You will be prepared to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities through direct practice, policy, and research. Program Overview Wheelock's Master of Social Work (MSW) program is a 60-credit course of study. Students study in five core areas: human behavior and the social environment; social work practice; social policy; social research; and field practicum experiences. We offer several full- and part-time programs to fit your learning needs. Wheelock's MSW curriculum is based on human rights and social justice. This prepares graduates to practice strengths-based social work, taking into account the dynamics of oppression and discrimination, and the importance of cultural differences and how to leverage them to help individuals and communities grow creatively and safely. Students in the MSW program first prepare for generalist practice with individuals, families, small groups, organizations, and communities. Later in the program, the curriculum is organized around a singular concentration in justice-based social work with children and families. Students work in partnership with a faculty advisor to select a focus of study within this concentration. Student work focuses on children and families within their own communities, especially those individuals who are most at risk for not being able to participate fully in society's resources, services, and supports. MSW Advanced Standing Gateway Students who have completed an accredited BSW program within the last five years can apply to Wheelock's 36-credit MSW Advanced Standing Gateway, which waives them out of their Foundation Year MSW requirements and allows them to complete their MSW degree in an accelerated time frame. All incoming Advanced Standing students must successfully complete the MSW Advanced Standing Gateway prior to beginning the 30-credit advanced curriculum. This 6-credit summer course is designed to immerse these graduates in Wheelock's justice-based philosophy and the curricular themes that are foundational to our courses and field work. It builds on the students' knowledge, skills, and values through a two-month intensive course and field-based experience. Students complete 100 hours in their field placement, as well as take part in courses two to three evenings a week during the summer. Field Placement Guidelines/Requirements During the foundation year practicum, students are expected to apply the generalist practice perspective they are learning through classroom-based courses and to have experiences with individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities. The Social Work Field Education office has partnerships with over 200 field placement agencies and programs throughout the New England area. Foundation year students are expected to be on site at least 16 hours weekly over the course of the academic year of the foundation practicum, completing a minimum total of 480 hours for the full academic year. During the concentration year practicum, students will be placed in an agency/setting where they can demonstrate advanced skills and practices that focus on some aspect of work with children and families, particularly groups of children and families whose life chances and well being are challenged by issues of poverty, homelessness, violence, and the like. Students are in their placement 24 hours weekly throughout the concentration year and complete a minimum total of 720 hours for the full academic year. Field placement days are not predetermined; the schedule is a collaborative effort between the student and the Field Instructor. Field placements are typically available during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Off-Campus and 3-Year and 4-Year MSW Programs Wheelock's MSW program is extended for students who opt for a three- or four-year program plan and for students in the off-campus program in Central Massachusetts. The first year of the program is part-time; students are in class in the late afternoon and evening one to two evenings per week. During the second and third years of the program students are in field placements two or three days per week; field placements are typically available during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students continue to attend classes in the late afternoon and evening one to two evenings per week. In the second and third years of the program, many students who are working reduce or change their schedules to accommodate the required field placement hours. Licensure Upon completion of the MSW degree, students are eligible to sit for the intermediate licensing exam in Massachusetts, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Accreditation of Social Work Program Wheelock is accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). [-]

Master of Guidance and Counselling

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Part time 28 months March 2017 Singapore

Counselling remains a growth occupation. The course is designed for those who wish to pursue professional careers in Counselling as well as those who would like to develop highly effective interpersonal skills at work generally. The course intake is likely to be diverse and students may represent a range of working backgrounds and disciplines, with a shared goal of refining their skills of communication and applying such insights gained within their own role and work settings. [+]

Our Master of Guidance and Counselling degree is designed for teachers who are interested in qualifying as school guidance counsellors, and others who wish to pursue professional careers in Counselling as well as those with experience in the human resource sector who would like to develop highly effective interpersonal skills at work generally. This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association and the Singapore Association for Counselling, giving graduates the ability to pursue careers in both countries, as well as internationally. This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) in Australia and in Singapore by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC), giving graduates the ability to pursue careers in both countries as well as internationally. This program is available to Singapore citizens, Singapore PR or Dependant Pass Holders Study Program 8 Core Subjects (24 credit points) Foundations of Counselling Theory Foundations of Counselling Practice Advanced Counselling Assessment Atypical Development Careers and Leisure Guidance & Counselling Reflective Practice Research in Guidance & Counselling Practicum in Guidance and Counselling + 4 subjects (12 credit points) from the Master of Education offerings Course Requirements Each 3 credit point subject requires a minimum of 130 hours of study per trimester including one 25-hour intensive contact block Practicum consists of 130 hours of practice (100 hours minimum face to face counselling) over a period of 2 trimesters. Practicum placement assistance is provided by the University Advanced Standing Students may be granted advanced standing if, in addition to meeting the entry requirements, they have a minimum of two years full time relevant working experience. Career Outcomes The Master of Guidance and Counselling degree equips graduates with skills, knowledge, understanding and personal awareness to become professional counsellors in a variety of locations and settings. For those who do not wish to pursue the professional counselling route, the Course will advance them professionally by equipping them with a sophisticated range and depth of interpersonal skills, knowledge, understanding and personal awareness which can be applied to a diverse range of work settings. Tuition Fees Domestic* S$43,674 *Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding Student's Pass).Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) [-]

Master of Professional Counselling

Monash University Malaysia
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 Malaysia Selangor

The Master of Professional Counselling in Monash University Malaysia is a skills-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. It is taught by academics with extensive experience of working as professional counsellors/psychologists. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Counseling 2017. Master of Professional Counselling Why study a Master of Professional Counselling? The Master of Professional Counselling in Monash University Malaysia is a skills-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. It is taught by academics with extensive experience of working as professional counsellors/psychologists. This course is designed to prepare students to become registered counsellors in settings such as community mental health, schools, health centers, workplaces, and in private practice. The course is also suitable for people already working in various professions who may wish to utilise counselling skills in roles such as teaching, social work and human resources. A distinctive feature of the course is its focus on preparing students to be culturally competent counsellors in Malaysia and the region. This course requires students to undertake 504 hours of clinical placements, including a minimum of 192 hours of client contact. Through these mandatory placements, students have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision in clinical settings. Professional recognition This course will be submitted for accreditation by the following professional organisations: Malaysian Board of Counsellors (Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia) Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) Areas of study Counselling practice and theory Human growth and lifespan development Mental health issues: grief, trauma and substance abuse Counselling in a multicultural context Children and adolescents counselling Personnel and career development counselling Counselling skills: individuals and couples Ethics and professional issues in counselling and psychology Group counselling skills and psychotherapy Cognitive behaviour therapy Advanced Personnel and career development counselling Counselling research design, statistics and program evaluation Psychological assessment and measurement Counselling practicum Research project in counselling Counselling Internship Course structure This course consists of advance preparatory units, core units and application units. Requirements Students must complete: 1.Four advanced preparatory units (24 points) Counselling practice and theory Human growth and lifespan development Mental health issues: grief, trauma and substance abuse Counselling in a multicultural context 2.Eight core units (48 points) Children and adolescents counselling Personnel and career development counselling Counselling skills: individuals and couples Ethics and professional issues in counselling and psychology Group counselling skills and psychotherapy Cognitive behaviour therapy Advanced personnel and career development counselling Counselling research design, statistics and program evaluation 3.Four application units (24 points) Psychological assessment and measurement Counselling practicum Research project in counselling Counselling Internship Entry Requirements Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with credit average (60%), submit referee reports (two academics) and must attend an interview. Applicant must also meet the University’s English language requirements IELTS minimum overall test score of 6.5 with individual band scores not less than 6 or an internet-based TOEFL score of 79 overall with minimum scores of : Listening 12 Reading 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 or paper-based TOEFL score of 550 overall with Test of Written English (TWE): 4.5. Mode of study Full-time Part-time (Classes are held on weekdays during the day, no weekend classes. All students are expected to be available during scheduled class times). Expected course outcomes Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to: demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge of evidence-based theories and frameworks related to the major schools of counselling and psychotherapy relate appropriate therapeutic approaches and strategies to the corresponding developmental stages across childhood, adolescence, adulthood and ageing demonstrate capacity in synthesising and communicating ideas at an advanced academic level demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity in all aspects of professional counselling develop a deeper understanding of self, personal values and preferred styles of counselling assess clients both formally and informally through individual, family, group and career counselling apply the knowledge and skills developed in counselling practice in a workplace setting recognise the ethical and professional issues in counselling and psychology demonstrate knowledge of appropriate research approaches and apply research and evaluation skills in the contexts of research, report writing, case notes and referrals. Career opportunities On completion of the course, graduates should be able to work as counsellors with an advanced level of knowledge, and be cognisant of the professional issues involved in undertaking counselling as a profession in Malaysia and the region. Graduates would be able to work in settings such as community mental health clinics, schools, health centers, workplaces, and in private practice. Duration The Master of Professional Counselling degree can be undertaken over two years of full-time or four years of part-time study. Fees In 2016, full tuition fees for this course are: RM 65,000 for Malaysian students RM 71,500 for international students. Credit No credit transfer applications will be accepted. Intake periods for 2016 February and July [-]

MSED in Instructional Technology

Duquesne University
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 USA Pittsburgh

The Instructional Technology Program resides in the Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education and includes a IT Specialist Certificate Program, a Masters of Science in Education and the Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology. Most of the courses are offered in an on-line format. [+]

MSED in Instructional Technology The Instructional Technology Program resides in the Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education and includes a IT Specialist Certificate Program, a Masters of Science in Education and the Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology. Most of the courses are offered in an on-line format. The Masters of Science in Education in Instructional Technology provides participants with the necessary knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively integrate technology into their classroom and instruction. The Pennsylvania Instructional Technology Specialists Certification is awarded upon completion of the program. Instructional Technology prepares you to: Teach with technology in classrooms Teach online Support instructional technology as a technology coach Work with faculty in higher education to blend technology and teaching Teach in higher education after earning a doctoral degree Support faculty and administrators as a member of a center for technology services Become a corporate trainer [-]

MEd International Counseling

Lehigh Graduate School of Education (College of Education ONLINE)
Online Part time September 2017 USA Bethlehem

The Master's of Education in International Counseling at Lehigh University prepares students to function in professional roles that include three key target areas of the international setting: the school, the community, and the family. The specific goals of this program are to: [+]

Best Part time Masters in Counseling 2017. We specialize in delivering online doctoral and master’s degrees in Education, as well as credit bearing Certificate programs. Degree and certificate programs require that enrolled online students attend 2 face-to- face summer institutes, where during each summer session they can earn up to 9 credits at our Bethlehem, Pennsylvania campus. All other program courses are delivered through an online internet platform during the fall and spring semesters allowing our students to stay in their home countries and study during those semesters. Students who are non-residents would have appropriate visa application documents sent to them for their summer study on our campus. The summer program consists of 3 nine day sessions during the months of June and July, students can complete a 3 credit course in each of the sessions. During this time they can take one, two or three courses. A typical academic year would be as follows: - Fall semester- online course taken at home in a student’s respective home country - Spring semester- online course taken at home in a student’s respective home country - Summer session- taking courses face-to-face on the Lehigh University campus, Bethlehem PA USA. ... [-]

Master in Counseling Psychology

Felician College
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 USA Lodi

The Master's degree in Counseling Psychology prepares students to become licensed mental health professionals, specifically as licensed counselors... [+]

Master in Counseling Psychology

 

The Master's degree in Counseling Psychology prepares students to become licensed mental health professionals, specifically as licensed counselors, with the ability to serve diverse populations within society. Through classroom learning and fieldwork, students will learn to identify patterns of behavior and articulate treatment plans for patients.However, developing critical and analytical thinking skills is only part what makes our graduates successful in this field. We also instill within our students our Franciscan values of a love of learning, a commitment to service, and respect for all. This empowers our graduates to bring a high level of professionalism, and humanity to the people and groups they serve.To meet the needs and time constraints of our students, this program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. Evening courses are also available.... [-]


Master in Counselling

Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan

The Master in Counselling Programme (MCounselling) is for those who intend to practice as professional counsellors in schools and other organisations. The programme provides an advanced level of [+]

Master in CounsellingThe Master in Counselling Programme (MCounselling) is for those who intend to practice as professional counsellors in schools and other organisations. The programme provides an advanced level of knowledge about major approaches to counselling, provides training in counselling practice and develops skills for application in the workplace. The programme will be conducted in English Language.

Key Features

It is a specialisation programme which lead to a professional counselor status Apart from serving teachers and administrators, Master of Counseling can attract people from a variety of professions such as human resources, health, social welfare, administration and business This programme can also provide opportunity for candidates who have already completed Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling from Universiti Brunei Darussalam or its equivalent to continue their professional training at the masters’ level Practical experience in schools or any organisations (practicum) throughout the programme with not less than 84 hours of practicum for each semester Research exercise (eg. school-based) aims to improve counseling services ... [-]