Curriculum

Specialized coursework and 
hands-on practica.

Specialized coursework and
hands-on practica.

Forensic Psychology Curriculum

The M.A. Counseling, Specialization in Forensic Psychology is a 64 credit hour program that includes coursework and a training practicum. Successful completion of this program includes the courses listed below. More information, including course descriptions and sequencing, can be found in the Adler School Catalog.

  • PCO-210: Professional Development Seminar (0 credits)
  • PCO-211: Community Service Seminar I (1 credit)
  • PCO-212: Community Service Seminar II (1 credit)
  • PCO-213: Community Service Practicum I (1 credit)
  • PCO-214: Community Service Practicum II (1 credit)
  • MACF-500: MACF Professional Development Seminar (0 credits)
  • MACF-506: Roles & Directions in Forensic Psychology (3 credits)
  • MACF-507: Counseling in Forensic Populations (3 credits)
  • MACF-508: Violence, Aggression & Social Deviance (3 credits)
  • MACF-509: Trauma, Victimology, Theory, Practice Advanced Counseling Skills (3 credits)
  • COUN-518: Adlerian Theory and Counseling (3 credits)
  • COUN-532: Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues (3 credits)
  • COUN-533: Counseling Theories (3 credits)
  • COUN-534: Counseling Skills (3 credits)
  • COUN-535: Diagnosis of Maladaptive Behavior (3 credits)
  • COUN-536: Counseling Multicultural Communities (3 credits)
  • COUN-540: Group Counseling (3 credits)
  • COUN-618: Couple and Family Counseling (3 credits)
  • COUN-622: Human Growth & Development (3 credits)
  • COUN-625: Research and Program Development (3 credits)
  • COUN-626: Appraisal and Assessment (3 credits)
  • COUN-629: Career Development Theories and Intervention (3 credits)
  • COUN-630: Addictions Counseling (3 credits)
  • MACF-680: MACF Counseling Practicum and Seminar (2 credits)
  • MACF-682: MACF Counseling Internship and Semin(2 credits)
  • MACF-683: MACF Counseling Internship and Seminar Continuation (2 credits)
  • MACF-995: Master’s Clinical Qualifying Examination (0 credits)
  • Choose One Elective (3 credits)

For those wishing to practice in Canada, the program is 66 credit hours and the following courses must be completed:

  • COUN-550 Preparation for Applied Thesis (0 credits)
  • COUN-551 M.A. Thesis I (1 credit)
  • COUN-552 M.A. Thesis II (1 credit)