Masters of Community Psychology: Licensed Professional Counselor (MCP)

An Engaging and Challenging Curriculum

The MSCP curriculum provides an in-depth approach to the study of psychology and counseling within the context of community. Throughout the program, students learn the foundations of both community psychology and community counseling. Please see the Requirements tab for a list of courses in this program and the broad array of topics covered.

Students further explore many areas of counseling, taking courses that teach skills with groups, couples, and families, as well as courses that teach about trauma, substance abuse, and possible career issues. Students learn how to systematically inquire into relevant counseling practice and to conduct assessments that lead to accurate diagnosis and treatment plans.

Students also “try on” their skills throughout the program — at first through service learning experiences and later through practicum and internship experiences. Engagement with the community through mindful and relevant interactions is a cornerstone of our educational philosophy.

Counseling Informed by Psychology

Our graduates are eligible for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin. Our philosophy focuses on educating clinically and culturally competent practitioners. In this aim, we are informed by both the fields of Counseling and Psychology. Our faculty includes members of both professions and we believe that these fields are strongly related.

A Design That Addresses The Needs of Many

Some may decide to enter this program immediately after graduation from college. Others may come to this program as a working professional, ready to take the next step in their education. This curriculum is designed to meet the needs of many different types of students.

Classes are generally scheduled on Thursday and Friday evenings and on Saturdays in our weekend schedule, which typically meets every other weekend. Some courses may be offered on weeknights (every other week).

In the summer, courses are often offered one evening a week for an eight-week period beginning in late May or early June and ending by mid-July.

Additional Program Information

Please click here to be directed to the program home page, with more information about the program outcomes and admission process. 

MCP-600Foundations/Comm Psychology & Counseling3
MCP-611Human Development in Community Contexts3
MCP-620Helping Rel: Prevention, Intervnt & Syst3
MCP-625Clin Mntl Hlth Cnsl: Diagnosis& Treatmnt3
MCP-627Culturally Engaged Counseling3
MCP-640Trauma Counseling3
MCP-645Couples, Partners & Family Counseling3
MCP-651Research, Evaluation & Statistics Method3
MCP-655Group Dynamics Processing & Counseling3
MCP-660Individual Appraisal, Assmnt& Measuremnt3
MCP-671Substance Abuse Counseling3
MCP-680Counseling Theory: Ind, Group & Family3
MCP-682Adv Counslng Thry: Evidence Based Pract3
MCP-685Lifestyle & Career Development3
MCP-688Professional Ethics & Legal Issues3
MCP-699Supervised Practicum3
MCP-700Supervised Internship I3
MCP-720Supervised Internship II3
MCP ElectiveTake 2 Master of Community Psychology (MCP) Elective courses from MCP-630, MCP-642, MCP-679, MCP-695, MCP-750, MCP 7116
Total Credits60