2020-2021 Catalog Fall Update

COUN 694 Capstone Project and Comprehensive Examination - AC

The Master of Arts in Counseling program follows a developmental sequence in preparing counselors for work in schools, agencies, medical settings, chemical dependency treatment facilities, and private practice. Prior to completing their program of study, students will submit a capstone project and complete a summative assessment of learning. Methods of instruction primarily feature: in-class face-to-face learning, with some additional asynchronous online work.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

Admission to the MAC Program.

Outcomes

  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. a) Understand the role and process of the professional counselor advocating on behalf of the profession.
  3. b) Understand effective strategies to support client advocacy and influence public policy and government relations on local, state, and national levels to enhance equity, increase funding, and promote programs that affect the practice of clinical mental health counseling.
  4. c) Analyze and use data to increase the effectiveness of clinical mental health counseling (including marriage, couple, and family counseling, professional school counseling, and addictions counseling) interventions and programs.
  5. d) Develop measurable outcomes for clinical mental health counseling (including marriage, couple, and family counseling, professional school counseling, and addictions counseling) programs, interventions, and treatments.
  6. e) Understand the management of mental health services and programs, including areas such as administration, finance, and accountability.
  7. f) Demonstrate understanding of the CACREP Common Core Areas