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MA in Counseling

Our MAC program will inspire you to create an environment for healing rooted in the truth and power of God’s Word. It also will give you the indepth knowledge and firsthand experience you need to excel as a licensed counselor.
 
As you immerse yourself in a unique blend of professional and biblical coursework, you’ll gain insights from faculty members who are leading scholars and practicing clinicians. You’ll bond with your classmates in our cohort-style courses. And by the time you complete your internship at our on campus counseling center or an off-site clinic, you’ll be ready to apply your faith to your practice.
 

Program highlights

  • 61-semester credit hours
  • Small, cohort-style classes
  • Most classes are one night a week
  • Practical training from practicing professionals
  • Biblical faith integration
  • Completed in approximately two years
  • 700 hours of internship and practicum
  • Cohorts start in March and in August 
  • Approved by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, OBLPCT

Program focus

  1. Counseling theory (Christian and secular) and the cultivation of counseling skills and techniques
  2. A comprehension of practicing ethics and professional development
  3. A foundational understanding of diverse populations
  4. A working knowledge of psychopathology and strengths-based treatments
  5. Personal examination and reflection, facilitated by small groups and individual assignments, to enhance personal, spiritual, and professional growth in each student

Outcomes

After you graduate, pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology or jump right into the field. Licensed professional counselors work at:

  • counseling agencies
  • private practices
  • hospitals
  • para-church organizations
  • educational settings
  • human service agencies 

Course layout

Course Cr Wks
Graduate Seminar 1 3
Counseling Theory 3 7
Advanced Human Growth and Development 3 7
Foundations of Counseling and Human Diversity 3 7
Basic Counseling Skills and the Helping Relationship 3 7
Group dynamics and counseling 3 7
Lifestyle and Career Development 3 7
Diagnosis and Psychopathology 3 7
Psychopharmacology, addictions, and the chemistry of the brain 3 7
Tests and Appraisal in Counseling 3 7
Research and Evaluation 3 7
Legal and Ethical issues in Counseling 3 7
Spiritual Integration in Counseling 3 7
Principles of Counseling in Brief Therapy and crisis intervention 3 7
Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Systems 3 7
Advanced Counseling and Supervision 3 7
Practicum 1  
Clinical Internship I and II 6  

 

Cost and financial aid

Current pricing can be found on the Graduate Program Financial Aid page. Books and other fees are not included in that price.

Applying to the MAC program

To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a graduate with a B.S. or B.A. from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • Submit the application with all required forms
  • Bible and Theology prerequisites may be completed in the first year of the MAC program.

Learn more

You can meet the program director, visit classes and mingle with current students when you attend an MAC Information Session. For more details on the program, or to receive an application by mail, contact Admissions at 800-275-4672 or admissions@multnomah.edu.  

Meet Your Professors

fall 2014 counseling Courses:

lecture

COU500 (01) Graduate Seminar Dr. David Manock
COU500 (01) Graduate Seminar Dr. David Manock
COU510 (01) Basic Counseling Skills & Helping Rel. Dr. David Manock
COU520 (01) Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling Dr. David Manock
COU530 (01) Research & Evaluation Raeshawn Chresfield
COU540 (01) Princ Counseling & Brief Therapy Dr. Erroll Stephens
COU555 (01) Diagnosis & Psychopathology Dr. Erroll Stephens
COU560 (01) Counseling Theory Dr. David Manock
COU570 (01) Found. of Counseling & Human Diversity Mrs. Portia Jones
COU610 (01) Psychopharmacology, Addictions & Brain Raeshawn Chresfield
COU620 (01) Advanced Counseling & Supervision Mr. Jim Velez
COU630 (01) Advanced Human Growth & Development Dr. David Manock
COU640 (01) Group Dynamics and Counseling Mr. Bryan Warren
COU650 (01) Sexuality, Marriage, Couple & Fam Systms Mrs. Brandi Walters
COU650 (02) Sexuality, Marriage, Couple & Fam Systms Mrs. Brandi Walters
COU670 (01) Spiritual Integration & Social Concern Christopher Cleaver
COU680 (01) Lifestyle and Career Development Mr. Garrett Baldwin
COU690 (01) MAC Comprehensive Oral Exam Mrs. Brandi Walters