Curriculum Plan

The program has three concentrations:
"Trauma Therapy", "Child Mental Health Counseling" and "Family Counseling".
The term of study in each of the programs is 2 years. If desired, a student may master one specialization first, and then pursue another one.
A certificate is issued after graduation and on condition that the requirements are met. The certificate is from Regent University, USA, and The Center of Psychological Counseling and Traumatherapy "OpenDoors" according to the specialization "Trauma Therapy", "Child Mental Health Counseling", or "Family Counseling".
More information is available in the PROGRAM section.

CLINICAL LEVEL

March Session 1

COUN 556: Foundations of Trauma Therapy

  • Introduction to trauma

  • First psychological aid

  • Compassion fatigue and compassion stress management

  • Grief and loss

  • Military families readjustment after combat

May Session 1

COUN 521: Counseling Skills and Techniques 

COUN 554: Group Counseling  (*third May session for Family Counseling Concentration)

October Session 1

September-April, First year of study

October-May, First year of study

March Session 2

May Session 2

COUN 557: Evaluation and Treatment of Psychological Trauma

  • Evaluation and clinical conceptualization

  • PTSD screening and evaluation

  • Forgiveness as a clinical process

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy: Theory and Practice

  • Family program for military readjustment after returning from war

COUN 595: Counseling Practice including Practicum & Internship

COUN 538: Psychopathology

COUN 558: Trauma Therapy Techniques I

  • Expressive therapy techniques

  • Sand tray and art therapy

  • Helping victims of sexual abuse

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – Part I

COUN 535: Addictive Behaviors: Process and Chemical Addiction

COUN 526: Theories and Practices of Counseling: Advanced Counseling Skills

October Session 2

May Session 3

COUN 559: Trauma Therapy Techniques II

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – Part II

COUN 546: Family Therapy

Elective Courses 

COUN 550: Sexuality and Psychotherapy for Sexual Disorders

COUN 549: Premarital counseling

March Session 1

May Session 1

COUN 566: Foundations of Child Counseling

  • Psychosocial Development in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence

  • Diagnoses Common in Childhood and Adolescence

  • Considerations in Childhood Trauma, Abuse, and Neglect

  • Introduction to Play Therapy

COUN 521: Counseling Skills and Techniques 

COUN 554: Group Counseling  (*third May session for Family Counseling Concentration)

October Session 1

September-April, First year of study

October-May, First year of study

March Session 2

May Session 2

October Session 2

May Session 3

COUN 567: Children and Adolescents Counseling Skills and Interventions I

  • Play Therapy Application

  • Treatment Planning and Team Approaches

  • Counseling with Adolescents

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Counselor Self-Care

COUN 595: Counseling Practice including Practicum & Internship

COUN 538: Psychopathology

COUN 568: Children and Adolescents Counseling Skills and Interventions II

  • Advanced Play Therapy Application

  • Parent Training

  • Introduction to Sand Tray

COUN 535: Addictive Behaviors: Process and Chemical Addiction

COUN 526: Theories and Practices of Counseling: Advanced Counseling Skills

COUN 569: Children and Adolescents Counseling Skills and Interventions III

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Play Therapy

  • Advanced Sand Tray

  • Filial Therapy: Child-Parent Relationship Therapy

  • Additional Parent-Child Models

COUN 546: Family Therapy

March Session 1

COUN 545: Techniques and Practice of Marriage and Family Counseling

  • Application of marriage and family counseling techniques

  • Communication strategies to improve couple's interactions

  • Understanding factors that improve and ruine marriage and family relationships. Predictors of divorce and how to help a couple to decrease the risk of divorce.

May Session 1

COUN 521: Counseling Skills and Techniques 

COUN 546: Family Therapy

September -April, First year of study

COUN 595: Counseling Practice Including Practicum and Internship

October Session 1

COUN 557: Evaluation and Treatment of Psychological Trauma

  • Evaluation and clinical conceptualization

  • PTSD screening and evaluation

  • Forgiveness as a clinical process

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy: Theory and Practice

  • Family program for military readjustment after returning from war

September-April, First year of study

October-May, First year of study

March Session 2

COUN 595: Counseling Practice including Practicum & Internship

COUN 538: Psychopathology

COUN 548: Couple's Counseling

  • Evaluation of couple relationship

  • Treatment Planning in Couple Counseling

  • Couple Counseling Skills and Techniques

COUN 549: Premarital Counseling

May Session 2

September-April, Second year of study

October Session 2

COUN 535: Addictive Behaviors: Process and Chemical Addiction

COUN 526: Theories and Practices of Counseling: Advanced Counseling Skills

COUN 595: Marriage and Family Counseling Practice (Internship) 

COUN 547: Evaluation and Techniques in Family Counseling

  • Evaluation of family relationships

  • Treatment Planning in Family Counseling

  • Family Counseling Skills and Techniques

May Session 3

COUN 550: Sexuality and Sexual Therapy

COUN 554: Group Counseling  (*third May session for Family Counseling Concentration)

SUPERVISOR LEVEL

May Session 1

September-May, First year of study

CES 763: Clinical Supervision and Consultation

CES 801: Supervisionship (supervision of supervision provided)

TEACHING LEVEL

May-June Session 1

January-March, First year of study

May Session 2

From September, First year of study

CES 741: Leadership and Standards in Psychological Counseling

CES 680: Curriculum Development

CES 789: Capstone

CES 805: Teaching Internship (instructorship)

Note: Only those students who have successfully completed all clinical level requirements and have received a certificate can apply for supervisory and teaching levels. After completing the program best graduates will be offered a job in the project.

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