Arcadia’s Counseling program offers offers three advanced educational options for practicing counselors (and related mental health providers) who already have a Master’s degree and are looking to further their knowledge, skills, and/or readiness for licensure as an LPC.
Child and Family Therapy Graduate Certificate
This graduate certificate provides specialized training in child and family mental health, including assessment, diagnosis, and various evidence-based therapeutic treatments. This certificate also emphasizes the importance of cultural sensitivity and cultural tailoring in working with youth and families from diverse backgrounds. See our Child and Family Therapy Graduate Certificate program.
Trauma: Clinical Bases of Treatment and Recovery Graduate Certificate
This graduate certificate responds to the need for counselors to assist clients who have been impacted by traumatic experiences both locally and internationally. Specifically, training focuses on short-term interventions and long-term care with an emphasis on evidence-based treatments of trauma, strategies for treating grief and bereavement, as well as advocacy and social justice. See our Trauma: Clinical Bases of Treatment and Recovery Graduate Certificate program.
Post-Master’s Program for Licensure Readiness
This program is designed for individuals with Masters degrees who wish to pursue further systematic study to qualify to sit for the National Counselor’s Examination (NCE) or licensure in Pennsylvania (or other states with equivalent requirements). The specific courses that students take in this program vary according to their needs in meeting specific NCE and state licensure requirements.
Early Entry MA Counseling Program
This program allows students in their junior year of undergraduate studies (across all majors) to apply to take up to three graduate counseling courses during their senior year. Taking courses while completing their undergraduate studies allow seniors to lighten their coursework as graduate students. While completing courses, Early Entry students receive ongoing advising from an assigned faculty mentor. Importantly, the credits earned for these graduate courses by Early Entry students will only count toward their intended graduate degree.