Master of Arts: Professional Counseling
The Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (MAPC) program is a professional/practitioner counseling program. This program prepares learners to apply and sit for the two examinations for licensure in the State of Illinois. The first, the National Counselor Examination, if passed results in the Licensed Professional Counselor License (LPC). This content area examination may be taken immediately post graduation. The second examination, the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination may be taken after two years of supervised clinical practice, post graduation. If the NCE and the NCMHCE examinations are both passed, the graduate becomes eligible for the license of Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois (LCPC). The LCPC allows the individual to be engaged in private practice.
The program normally spans three years; however, candidates who come into the program with Olivet's PSYC 461 - Counseling Procedures and Techniques and PSYC 467 Psychotherapy or equivalent coursework may finish in two years. Students should contact the program director for more information.
PSYC 600 Research and Program Evaluation
601 Human Growth and Development
602 Lifestyle and Career Development
603 Psychological Assessment
604 Abnormal Psychology
607 Social and Cultural Foundations
610 Counseling Theory and Techniques I
611 Counseling Theory and Techniques II
621 Addictions and Compulsive Behavior
622 Legal and Ethical Issues in the Counseling Profession
630 Group Dynamics and Counseling
640 Marriage and Family Relations
During the practicum and internship experiences, learners will participate in individual and group supervision which meets on a weekly basis. Learners must earn a grade of 3.0 for each semester of practicum and internship to proceed in the program.