Certificate in Professional Counseling
The 18-credit post master’s certificate is specifically designed for candidates possessing a master’s degree in applied psychology (MAP) to earn additional credits to meet licensure requirements in New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Four classes are taken in the School of Health Professionals in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and taught by counseling psychologists. One elective course and a practicum course are taken in the Master of Applied Psychology program in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. The certificate program follows a hybrid model of didactic courses largely offered online and 150 hours of clinical training at practicum sites. In addition to the academic coursework offered by this certificate, individuals will need clinical hours supervised by an LCP and a passing grade on the state exam.