MA in Counseling Psychology

Course of Study

Total Semester Hours Required: 60

Required courses (51 semester hours)

  • PSY 601 Applied Multivariate Statistic (4)
  • PSY 602 Research Meth & Prgm Evaluatn (3)
  • PSY 603 Psychological Assessment (4)
  • PSY 604 Profssnl Identity, Ethics (3)
  • PSY 611 Lifespan Human Development (3)
  • PSY 612 Career Development (3)
  • PSY 613 Psychopathology over Lifespan (3)
  • PSY 620 Counseling Theories (3)
  • PSY 622 Group Work & Counseling (4)
  • PSY 623 Social & Cultural Foundations (3)
  • PSY 624 Counseling Skills (3)
  • PSY 640 Practicum Supervision (3)
  • PSY 640F Practicum Fieldwork (3)
  • PSY 659 Internship Supervision (3)
  • PSY 659F Internship Fieldwork (6)

Electives (9 semester hours required)

An addtional nine (9) credits of PSY courses at the 600 or 700 level, not included in the list above.

Whether or not an elective course (other than 657, 693/695, 699, and 700) is offered is dependent on the availability of funding.

Recommended Sequence of Courses for Full-Time Students

Year 1

Summer (3 credits)

  • PSY 611 Lifespan Human Development (3)

Fall Semester (13 credits)

  • PSY 601 Applied Multivariate Statistic (4)
  • PSY 604 Profssnl Identity, Ethics (3)
  • PSY 613 Psychopathology over Lifespan (3)
  • PSY 620 Counseling Theories (3)

Spring Semester (14 credits)

  • PSY 602 Research Meth & Prgm Evaluatn (3)
  • PSY 603 Psychological Assessment (4)
  • PSY 622 Group Work & Counseling (4)
  • PSY 624 Counseling Skills (3)

Year 2

Summer (6 credits)

  • PSY 612 Career Development (3)
  • Elective

Fall Semester (12 credits)

  • PSY 623 Social & Cultural Foundations (3)
  • PSY 640 Practicum Supervision (3)
  • PSY 640F Practicum Fieldwork (3)
  • Elective

Spring Semester (12 credits)

  • PSY 659 Internship Supervision (3)
  • PSY 659F Internship Fieldwork (6)
  • Elective

Note: This recommended full-time schedule, which includes summer months, was instituted in response to feedback from accreditation site visitors and students. This means that students begin taking courses during the summer of their first year. This new course schedule begins summer 2021.

Practicum and Internship Experiences

During the second year of the program, students complete a minimum of 600 hours at a field placement site. Here are some of the recent local institutions and agencies who have provided practica and internship placement sites for our students:

  • Big Island Substance Abuse Council (BISAC)
  • Care Hawaiʻi
  • Catholic Charities
  • Child and Family Services
  • Community Assistance Center/Sex Offender Treatment Program
  • Hawaii Counseling and Education Center
  • Hawaii Department of Education, School-Based Behavioral Health
  • Hawaii Department of Education, Waipahu Community School for Adults
  • Hawaii Department of Health, Regional Family Guidance Centers
  • Hawaii Department of Health, Youth Correctional Facility & Detention Home
  • Hilo Vet Center
  • Hope Services
  • Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi
  • I Ola Lāhui
  • Kauai Community College, Hale Malama Care Center for Student Mental Health & Wellness
  • North Hawaii Hospice
  • Parents and Children Together (PACT)
  • University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Counseling Services
  • University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa Counseling and Student Development Center
  • University of Hawaiʻi at West Oahu Counseling Services
  • Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
  • YWCA of Kauai