Specialization in Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (Nevada)
Lead Faculty: Dr. Valerie L. Alexander
The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree-Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Specialization emphasizes counseling techniques and theories, including thoses related to career development, and is designed for students who are committed to the practice of individual and group counseling. This version of the degree is in alignment with the academic requirements of the Nevada Board of Examiners for LCPC.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Establish professional relationships with diverse clients that provide the necessary conditions for therapeutic change.
- Diagnose and assess categories of mental distress, psychopathology, and problems in living in diverse individuals and groups according to the current diagnostic systems.
- Develop stategies and detailed plans for successful and ethical psychotherapeutic interventions with diverse client groups in various clinical contexts, including crisis intervention and case management.
- Critically evaluate and assess various models of counseling and execute psychotherapeutic interventions within diverse relationships.
- Integrate professional and personal development through self-reflection and introspective awareness.
- Apply clinical and counseling theories, research, and related literature within the field of counseling psychology.
- Apply professional ethics, values, and relevant laws and legal codes to the professioanl roles and relationships related to the practice as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.