CURRICULUM PLAN


 

CLINICAL LEVEL

 


 

2 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS - 1 YEAR 9 MONTHS (ACCELERATED STUDIES)


 

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 in1 year and 9 months, indicated in red color. The Red 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


 

Course TermSubjects
March Session 1 1
або
May Session 1
або
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
або
October Session 1
COUN 521: Counseling Skills and Techniques
May Session 1
або
October Session 3
COUN 554: Group Counseling
May Session 1
till April (1 year)
 
COUN 561: Professional Ethics & Legal Issues in Counseling
October Session 1COUN 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 A & B: Counseling Practice including Practicum & Internship
March Session 2COUN 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 2COUN 535: Addictive Behaviors: Process and Chemical Addiction
COUN 526: Theories and Practices of Counseling: Advanced Counseling Skills
October Session 2COUN 559: Trauma Therapy Techniques II.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – Part II
May Session 3
або
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 MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING CURRICULUM


 

Course TermSubjects
March Session 1
or
May Session 1
or
September Session 1
CCA 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
October Session 3
COUN 554: Group Counseling
May Session 1
till April (1 year)
 
COUN 561: Professional Ethics & Legal Issues in Counseling
October Session 1CCA 567: Children and Adolescents Counseling Skills and Interventions I.
Зміст дисципліни:
- Play Therapy Application
- Treatment Planning and Team Approaches
- Counseling with Adolescents
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Counselor Self-Care
October Session 1
till April (1 year)
 
COUN 538: Psychopathology
September / October / April (2 years)COUN 595: Counseling Practice including Practicum & Internship
March Session 2CCA 568: Children and Adolescents Counseling Skills and Interventions II
- Advanced Play Therapy Application
- Parent Training
- Introduction to Sand Tray
 
September-April / First year of studyCOUN 595 A&B: Counseling Practice including Practicum & Internship
October-May,
First year of study
 
COUN 538: Psychopathology
May Session 2COUN 535: Addictive Behaviors: Process and Chemical Addiction
COUN 526: Theories and Practices of Counseling: Advanced Counseling Skills
October Session 2CCA 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 CCA 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 & FAMILY COUNSELING CURRICULUM"


 

Course TermSubjects
March Session 1
or
May Session 1
or
September Session 1
MFC 545*: 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 1 чи 2
MFC 546: Theories of Family Therapy
May Session 1
till April (1 year)
 
MFC 561: Professional Ethics & Legal Issues in Counseling
September/ October /April (2 years)MFC 595 А & B: Counseling Practice including Practicum & Internship
October Session 1
till April (1 year)
 
COUN 538: Psychopathology
October Session 1MFC 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 2MFC 548: Couple's Counseling
- Evaluation of couple relationship
- Treatment Planning in Couple Counseling
- Couple Counseling Skills and Techniques
- Premarital Counseling
May Session 2MFC 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 2MFT 547: Advanced Techniques in Couple & Family Counseling
May Session 2
or 3
MFC 550: Sexuality and Sexual Therapy
MFC 554: Group Counseling

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

Note**: Elective Course - 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


 

Course TermSubjects
May Session 1
та
October Session 1
CES 763: Clinical Supervision and Consultation
 
September-AprilCES 801: Supervisionship (supervision of supervision provided)

INSTRUCTORLEVEL CURRICULUM
1,5 YEARS


 

Course TermSubjects
May Session 1CES 741: Leadership and Standards in Psychological Counseling
 
October Session 1
December 2
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.