Learning Outcomes - M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Engage in ethical and legal practices as a marriage, couple, and family (MCF) counselor.
  2. Work successfully with couples and families from multicultural and diverse backgrounds.
  3. Promote diversity and advocacy as related to the work of a marriage, couple, and family (MCF) counselor.
  4. Employ various assessment techniques to appropriately intervene in meeting the needs of diverse clientele.
  5. Evaluate evidence-based research to inform practice in meeting the needs of couples and families from multicultural and diverse backgrounds.
  6. Apply preventive, developmental, and wellness strategies to strengthen couples and family systems.

Additional Learning Outcomes for Counseling Programs

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Develop a professional orientation and identity as a counselor.
  2. Effectively address the social and cultural diversity issues that impact the counseling process.
  3. Synthesize theories of human growth and development to develop culturally responsive counseling practices.
  4. Apply theories and models of career development to related life factors, which affect an individual’s lifestyle and mental health.
  5. Utilize major counseling theories to develop an empirically-based, personal theoretical orientation that integrates theory and best practices.
  6. Apply theoretical and experiential principles of group work to develop targeted interventions within group contexts.
  7. Evaluate and interpret individual and group assessment in a multicultural society.
  8. Utilize research methods commonly used in the counseling profession.
  9. Demonstrate skills in applying principles of advocacy toward promoting cultural understanding and positive social change in individuals, communities, and society.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and referral.
  11. Achieve personal growth and sustainability in the profession.

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