How Long Will it Take?

How Long Will It Take?
 

Get a jump on your degree plan.

You can pursue our programs as either a part-time or full-time student.

Here are a couple of routes you could take to complete your degree. There are many different variations you can follow, so talk to one of the counselors today to learn more:

Professional Counseling credit hours: 60
Marriage & Family Therapy credit hours: 60

 

Professional Counseling: Example Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Lifespan/Human Growth and Development

Spring Semester

  • Techniques of Appraisal and Assessment
  • Marriage & Family Counseling
Summer Semester
  • Research Methodology and Program Evaluation
  • Ethical and Professional Conduct for Counselors

Second Year

Fall Semester
  • Advanced Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Group Counseling
Spring Semester
  • Advanced Psychopathology
  • Crisis Intervention Counseling
Summer Semester
  • Advanced Counseling and Crisis
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents

Third Year

Fall Semester
  • Professional Identity and Prepracticum Skills
  • Career Development and Assessment
Spring Semester
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Counseling for Substance-related and Other Addictive Disorders
Summer Semester
  • Multicultural/Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • Mental Health Clinical Practicum I

Fourth Year

Fall Semester
  • Community & Clinical Mental Health Administration
  • Mental Health Clinical Practicum II

 

Marriage & Family Therapy: Example Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester
  • Marriage & Family Counseling
  • Lifespan/Human Growth and Development
Spring Semester
  • Techniques of Appraisal and Assessment
  • Advanced Psychopathology
Summer Session
  • Principles for Marital Therapy
  • Family Systems

Second Year

Fall Semester
  • Advanced Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Multicultural/Cross-Cultural Counseling
Spring Semester
  • Research Methodology and Program Evaluation
  • Counseling Children and Adults
Summer Semester
  • Professional Identity and Prepracticum Skills
  • Ethical and Professional Conduct for Counselors

Third Year

Fall Semester
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Strategies for Interventions in Family Therapy
Spring Semester
  • Counseling for Substance Related & Other Addictive Disorders
  • Family of Origin
Summer Semester
  • Community & Clinical Mental Health Administration
  • Mental Health Clinical Practicum I

Fourth Year

Fall Semester
  • Crisis Intervention Counseling
  • Mental Health Clinical Practicum II
Spring Semester
  • Family Therapy Practicum

 

Practicum Hours

What are practicum hours?

  • The LPC and the LMFT programs at Texas Wesleyan require practicum hours, which are hands-on experience hours, to complete the programs. Our practicum hours allow for both on-campus and off-campus experience.

Where do I complete my hours?

  • On campus hours are completed at the Glick House, Texas Wesleyan’s community counseling center, and off-campus hours are tailored to your specialty, like, for example, in a hospital setting.

How many hours do I need?

  • Professional counseling students need 350 hours – which account for the last two hours of the program, and Marriage & Family Therapy students need 525 hours – the last three classes of the program. Want to complete both programs? You will also complete 525 hours.

When do I complete my practicum?

  • You’ll work with a faculty member to develop your practicum hours, which you will complete at the end of the program.

Are these the same hours as the 3,000 hours required by the state?

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