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M.A., Community Counseling

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Clark Atlanta University
School of Education
323 Rufus E. Clement Hall
James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone:  404-880-8505
Email: counseloreducation@cau.edu

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Community Counseling

The Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling is a minimum of 51 hours (postbachelor’s) program and is designed to prepare students for professional counseling positions in a variety of community settings, including community mental health agencies, mental health hospitals, juvenile justice agencies, and substance abuse treatment facilities. Graduates earn a Master's degree in Community Counseling. This planned program fulfills all the academic requirements for licensure in the State of Georgia.

Common Core Courses

CCPS 501 Introduction to Counseling
CCPS 502 Helping Relationships Skills
CCPS 503 Human Growth and Development
CCPS 504 Theories of Counseling
CCPS 505 Group Counseling
CCPS 506 Career Counseling
CCPS 507 Research and Measurement
CCPS 508 Individual and Group Appraisal
CCPS 509 Counseling Diverse Populations
CCPS 510 Professional Ethics and Legal Application

Specialty Core Courses (Candidacy Required)
CCPS 532 Counseling Couples and Families
CCPS 534 Community and Mental Health Counseling
CCPS 535 Abnormal Psychology and Diagnostic Systems

Completion of Core Courses
Comprehensive Examination

Professional Clinical Core Courses
CCPS 530 Community and Mental Health Practicum
CCPS 542 Community Counseling Internship I
CCPS 543 Community Counseling Internship II

Suggested Elective Offerings (not required)
CCPS 520 Organization & Admin. of School Counsel.
CCPS 533 Counseling Children and Adolescents
CCPS 539 Theories of Personality I
CEDA 525 Technology and Information Systems

CSED 500 Communication Skills Exam (School of Education Requirement)