Forensic Counseling

The expert advice and skills of forensic counselors are in constant demand within the legal system. Through this specialization, you can build your knowledge of mental health law and enhance your competencies in conflict management and negotiation. Study how those skills can be applied to resolve marriage and family conflicts in the criminal justice system, from parental mediation services and divorce adjustment counseling for families to court-ordered parenting skills training and anger management sessions.

Completion Requirements

  • 100–106 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • Core courses (80 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (10 cr.)
    • Field experience (9–15 cr.: Practicum, 100 hours; Internship, 600 hours)
  • Professional Development Plan, Licensure Plan 
  • 2 Pre-Practicum Labs (6 weeks)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code COUN 6101 Course Foundations for Graduate Study in Counseling Credits (1 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code COUN 6201 Course Introduction to Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code COUN 6722 Course Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code COUN 6316 Course Techniques in Counseling Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code CPLB 601L Course Pre-Practicum 1 Credits (0 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code COUN 6306 Course Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code COUN 6356 Course Theories and Techniques in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code COUN 6215 Course Lifespan Development Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code COUN 6723 Course Multicultural Counseling Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code COUN 6336 Course Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Response Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code COUN 6250 Course Group Process and Dynamics Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code CPLB 602L Course Pre-Practicum 2 Credits (0 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code COUN 6346 Course Child and Adolescent Counseling Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code COUN 6626 Course Research Methodology and Program Evaluation Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 7 Course Code COUN 6753 Course Career Counseling Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 7 Course Code COUN 6730 Course Counseling Addictive Disorders Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 8 Course Code COUN 6360 Course Assessment in Counseling and Education Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 8 Course Code COUN 6361 Course Human Sexuality Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 9 Course Code COUN 6785 Course Social Change in Action: Prevention, Consultation, and Advocacy Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 9 Course Code COUN 6511 Course Treatment of Forensic Populations Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 10 Course Code COUN 6912 Course Mental Health Law Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 10 Course Code COUN 6671 Course Counseling Practicum Credits (3-5 cr.)
Quarter 11 Course Code COUN 6682A Course Counseling Internship I Credits (3–5 cr.)
Quarter 11 Course Code COUN 6682B Course Counseling Internship II Credits (3–5 cr.)
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