Masters of Community Psychology: Licensed Professional Counselor
Why a Master of Science in Community Psychology at Alverno College?
For many years Alverno College has provided psychology students with the depth and breadth of psychological skills to work actively and effectively in the Milwaukee community and beyond. Many of our graduates already work in both public and private agencies addressing a variety of mentalhealth needs, such as autism, mental illness, homelessness, developmental disabilities, child services, and elder adult care. Alverno graduates are working as alcohol and drug counselors, protective service workers, corrections workers, medical research assistants, community agency leaders, youth counselors, and grief counselors, as well as in the many other vocations committed to serving people’s mental health needs. For many, the Master of Science in Community Psychology (MSCP) is both a needed and welcome extension of our undergraduate programs. For those who are new to Alverno College, our attention to a holistic community counseling program that embraces both counseling and research skills, combined with our unique way of teaching, is a welcome enterprise.
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. All students take both required and elective courses. Throughout the program, students learn the foundations of both community psychology and community counseling. They learn about human development, group behavior, and cultural engagement in counseling. They 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. And they “try on” their skills throughout the program — at first through service learning experiences and later through practicum and internship experiences.
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 either individual. Classes are generally scheduled on 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.
|MCP-600||Foundations/Comm Psychology & Counseling||3|
|MCP-611||Human Development in Community Contexts||3|
|MCP-620||Helping Rel: Prevention, Intervnt & Syst||3|
|MCP-625||Clin Mntl Hlth Cnsl: Diagnosis& Treatmnt||3|
|MCP-627||Culturally Engaged Counseling||3|
|MCP-645||Couples, Partners & Family Counseling||3|
|MCP-651||Research, Evaluation & Statistics Method||3|
|MCP-655||Group Dynamics Processing & Counseling||3|
|MCP-660||Individual Appraisal, Assmnt& Measuremnt||3|
|MCP-671||Substance Abuse Counseling||3|
|MCP-680||Counseling Theory: Ind, Group & Family||3|
|MCP-682||Adv Counslng Thry: Evidence Based Pract||3|
|MCP-685||Lifestyle & Career Development||3|
|MCP-688||Professional Ethics & Legal Issues||3|
|MCP-700||Supervised Internship I||3|
|MCP-720||Supervised Internship II||3|
|Take two from the following:||6|
|Topics in Community Psych & Counseling|
|Supervised Substance Abuse Intern|