Curriculum Plan

CLINICAL LEVEL

2 years and 2 months - 1 year 9 months (accelerated studies)

The program "Psycological Counseling" has three specializations: Trauma Therapy", "Child Mental Health Counseling" and "Family Counseling". The term of study in each of the programs is 2 years and 2 monthes. 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 "Open Doors" according to the specialization "Trauma Therapy", "Child & Adolescent Mental Health Counseling", or "Marriage & Family Counseling".
More information is available in the
PROGRAM section.

The program can be completed in 2 years, indicated in green on the curriculum plan, or accelerated in 1 year and 9 months, marked in red. The Red Plan has a more intense start and requires the attendance during 1.5-2 weeks in September and 1 week in October of the first two sessions plus an additional week in the second autumn session. Both training plans have the same contents.

Trauma Therapy Curriculum

March Session 1

or

May Session 1

or

September 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

or

October Session 1

May Session 1 or 3

May session 1 till April (1 year)

October Session 1

COUN 521: Counseling Skills and Techniques 

COUN 554: Group Counseling  

COUN 561: Professional Ethics & Legal Issues in Counseling

COUN 557: Evaluation and Treatment of Psychological Trauma

  • Evaluation and clinical conceptualization for individuals and families

  • PTSD screening and evaluation

  • Forgiveness as a clinical process

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy: Theory and Practice

  • Family program for military readjustment after returning from war

October session 1 till April (1 year)

COUN 538: Psychopathology

September/October - April (2 years)

COUN 595: Counseling Practice including Practicum & Internship

March Session 2

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

May Session 2

COUN 535: Addictive Behaviors: Process and Chemical Addiction

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

October Session 2

COUN 559: Trauma Therapy Techniques II

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

May Session 3

or 
October Session 2

COUN 546: Theories of Family Therapy

Note *: Course COUN 556 Foundations of Traumatherapy can be completed without a university degree in psychology

Note **: Elective Courses- students studying on or completed the a specialization in Trauma Therapy may take any other discipline in the other specialization  "Child Mental Health Counseling" or "Family Counseling", with the agreement of the academic department

Child&Adolescent Menthal Health 

          Counceling Curriculum

March Session 1

or

May Session 1

or

September 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

May Session 1

or

October Session 1

COUN 521: Counseling Skills and Techniques 

May Session 1 or 3

May session 1 till April (1 year)

October Session 1

October session 1 till April (1 year)

COUN 554: Group Counseling  

COUN 561: Professional Ethics & Legal Issues in Counseling

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 538: Psychopathology

September/October - April (2 years)

COUN 595: Counseling Practice including Practicum & Internship

March Session 2

COUN 568: Children and Adolescents Counseling Skills and Interventions II

  • Advanced Play Therapy Application

  • Parent Training

  • Introduction to Sand Tray

September-April, First year of study

COUN 595 A&B: Counseling Practice including Practicum & Internship

October-May, First year of study

May Session 2

COUN 538: Psychopathology

COUN 535: Addictive Behaviors: Process and Chemical Addiction

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

October Session 2

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

May Session 3

or 
October Session 2

COUN 546: Theories of Family Therapy

Note *: Course COUN 566 Foundations of Child Counseling can be completed without a university degree in psychology

Note **: Elective Courses- students studying on or completed the a specialization in "Child Mental Health Counseling" may take any other discipline in the other specialization  "Trauma Therapy" or "Family Counseling", with the agreement of the academic department

Marriage and Family 

Counceling Curriculum

March Session 1

or

May Session 1

or

September Session 1

MFС 546: Techniques and Practice of Marriage and Family Counseling

  • Initial Steps in Working with Families, Couples, Parent-Child Relationships, and Child Issues

  • Effective Family Communication in Divorce and Work with Blended Families

  • Dealing with Sexual Difficulties

  • Understanding Addiction and Codependency: Breaking Addictive Cycle.

May Session 1

or

October Session 1

MFC 521: Counseling Skills and Techniques 

May Session 1

or

October Session 2

MFС 546: Theories of Family Therapy

May session 1 till April (1 year)

MFС 561: Professional Ethics & Legal Issues in Counseling

September/October - April (2 years)

MFС 595 (A&B): Counseling Practice including Practicum & Internship

October session 1 till April (1 year)

MFC 538: Psychopathology

October Session 1

MFC 557: Evaluation and Treatment of Psychological Trauma

  • Evaluation and clinical conceptualization for individuals and families

  • PTSD screening and evaluation

  • Forgiveness as a clinical process

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy: Theory and Practice

  • Family program for military readjustment after returning from war

March Session 2

MFC 548: Couple's Counseling

  • Evaluation of couple relationship

  • Treatment Planning in Couple Counseling

  • Couple Counseling Skills and Techniques

  • Premarital Counseling

May Session 2

MFC 535: Addictive Behaviors: Process and Chemical Addiction

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

September-April, (2nd year)

MFC 595 C&D: Marriage and Family Counseling Practice (Internship) 

October Session 2

May Session 2 or 3

MFC 547: Advanced Techniques in Couple & Family Counseling

MFC 550: Sexuality and Sexual Therapy

MFC 554: Group Counseling 

Note *: Course COUN 545: Techniques and Practice of Marriage and Family Counseling can be completed without a university degree in psychology

Note **: Elective Courses- students studying on or completed the a specialization in "Family Counseling" may take any other discipline in the other specialization  "Trauma Therapy" or "Child Mental Health Counseling", with the agreement of the academic department

SUPERVISORY LEVEL  CURRICULUM
1 year

May Session 1 and October Session 1

CES 763: Clinical Supervision and Consultation

September-April

CES 801: Supervisionship (supervision of supervision provided)

INSTRUCTOR LEVEL CURRICULUM
1,5 years

May Session 1

October Session 1 December 2

CES 741: Leadership and Standards in Psychological Counseling

CES 789: Capstone

March Session  - December 2

CES 680: Curriculum Development

From September 1 - May 2

CES 805: Teaching Internship (Instructorship)

Note: Only successfully completed all clinical level and certified students can apply for supervisory and instructor levels. After completing the program best graduates will be offered a job in the project.

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