Master's Degree in Counseling in Norfolk in USA

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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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Norfolk is an independent city located in Virginia, US.  Militarily the city as great importance as the world’s largest Naval base and a couple of NATO headquarters are located in this city. Along with a few community colleges the city is home of three public and one private university.

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Art Therapy & Counseling Master's Program

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Norfolk

The EVMS Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program is a rigorous academic program based in growth oriented and reflective classroom, studio, community and clinical experiences. [+]

Masters in Counseling in Norfolk in USA. The EVMS Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program is a rigorous academic program based in growth oriented and reflective classroom, studio, community and clinical experiences. EVMS' program is unique in that it is part of a thriving medical and health professions campus, offering students opportunities for interpersonal collaboration that builds skills needed to be part of a multifaceted team of providers. We have been preparing world class art therapists who are culturally responsive, community-involved, ethical professionals with successful careers for over 40 years. Goals and Objectives Provide an innovative rigorous art therapy education which includes requisite education as needed for counseling licensure. Emphasize the understanding of various individual, group, and family theoretical approaches. Encourage students to develop an innovative, professional, ethical, and culturally responsive approach to art therapy. Promote clinical competence in assessment and treatment. Challenge students to speak and write professionally about art therapy. Develop competency in planning, conducting, and evaluating art therapy research. Enhance student self-awareness through personal art making and self-reflection. Foster skills in the therapeutic use of a broad range of art processes and materials. Accomplishment of our goals will serve the: Student, by fostering personal and professional discovery and development with the skills to become life-long learners. Client/patient, through student preparation to provide competent client/patient-centered primary and specialty care. Institution, by contributing to a seamless learning environment which fosters the development of competent and compassionate mental healthcare professionals. Community, by graduating professionals who understand the importance of community service, forging community alliances, and having an understanding of culturally appropriate care. World, by graduating culturally competent professionals who practice across the globe and contribute to research and social action. Art Therapy & Counseling Program Curriculum ‌Our faculty members are talented educators and dedicated scholars who have been elected to state and national leadership positions in the Virginia Art Therapy Association (VATA) and the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) respectively. They apply a theoretically grounded pedagogy that engages students with both the pragmatic elements of practicing art therapy and the ongoing research that leads to improved care. The pedagogical approach for the core faculty of our program is based on the principals of constructivism in which students actively engage in learning through collaborative and experiential experiences. Our faculty members encourage students to co-create knowledge through reflection on learning and integration of experiences, and applying learning to internships and clinical work. Students learn various theories and are then encouraged to develop their own theoretical approach to the practice of art therapy. The completion of a master's Capstone Project allows students to apply knowledge in the continuum of practice in art therapy, specality areas of focus, and research. While the core curriculum has a mental health focus, other non-clinical areas of emphasis are offered such as Art Therapy in the Schools and Medical Art Therapy. Personal art making is required across the curriculum in a variety of assignments, including visual journaling. ‌Fully-stocked, 2,000 square foot art-making studio is conveniently located on campus to students around the clock. Internships provide students with three semesters (child, adolescent and adult) of hands-on experience in a variety of settings throughout Hampton Roads.‌ Admissions Requirements Both personal characteristics and academic qualifications of applicants are evaluated to insure that students are capable of developing professional competence as art therapists. Our‌ Admissions Guide booklet details these requirements for application to the Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program. This guide contains specific information about the admissions requirements, process and timeline for the program. This brief checklist outlines the major components necessary to complete your application and be considered for a potential interview. QUALIFYING GPA (3.00 or better) BACHELOR'S DEGREE* completed (no later than July 1st) All PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK* satisfactorily completed (no later than July 1st) Cost of Attendance w/o Loan Fees In State ATC1 ATC2: $50,922 $50,032 Out of State ATC1 ATC2: $54,804 $53,914 [-]