First Year: Fall Units 641 - Research Methods: Philosophy & Design 3 654 - Interviewing & Counseling Techniques 3 658 - Theories of Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy 3 660 - Professional Ethics in Psychology (odd-numbered years) 2 662 - Practicum Preparation 2 672 - Advanced Psychopharmacology (odd-numbered years) 2 668 - Assessement & Treatment of Child Abuse & Neglect 1 680 - Substance Abuse and Dependency (odd-numbered years) 1 Total for semester 14-17
First Year: Spring Units 636 - Sexuality Counseling (even-numbered years) 1 638 - Advanced Psychopathology: Diagnosis of Mental Disorder 3 642 - Research Methods: Evaluation 2 653 - Psychotherapy with Children and Families 3 657 - Group Counseling and Group Psychotherapy (even-numbered years) 3 682 - Fieldwork Practicum (to include individual supervision) 4 690 - Thesis 4 Total for semester 17
Second Year: Fall Units 518 - Social & Emotional Problems of Children 3 660 - Professional Ethics in Psychology (even-numbered years) 2 663 - Licensed Supervision 1 672 - Advanced Psychopharmacology (odd-numbered years) 2 676 - Cross Cultural Counseling (odd-numbered years) 3 680 - Substance Abuse & Dependency (odd-numbered years) 1 682 - Fieldwork/Practicum 4 690 - Thesis 4 Total for semester 19
Second Year: Spring Units 636 - Sexuality Counseling (even-numbered years) 1 640 - Aging & Long Term Care 1 656 - Couples Therapy (includes spousal abuse treatment requirement) 3 657 - Group Counseling and Group Psychotherapy (even-numbered years) 3 663 - Licensed Supervision 1 682 - Fieldwork/Practicum 4 690 - Thesis 4 Total for semester 18-19
NOTE: Some one-unit courses may be offered as a weekend course or on a Friday and some courses are only taught every two years as indicated.
Students are accepted into the program based on academic record, human services experience, demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication, and the potential for becoming effective and ethical psychotherapists. Applicants are screened on the basis of their application materials as well as a personal interview. Approximately 10-12 new students are accepted each year, with admission during the fall semester only.
A bachelor's degree with substantial preparation in psychology is required. A minimum GPA of 3.0, some experience in human services and in research, and goals that match the program's objectives are expected. The following prerequisites are required to be completed before the start of the program:
Lower DivisionIntro Research Design (HSU PSYC 242)Upper Division
Introductory Statistics (HSU PSYC 241)
Abnormal Psychology (HSU PSYC 438)
Developmental Psychology (HSU PSYC 311)
Personality Theory (HSU PSYC 337)
Physiological Psychology (HSU PSYC 321)
Priority application deadline is February 1st, but we will accept applications until we have a full cohort. Materials should be mailed several days before the receipt deadline.
Submit the following to:
Office of Admissions
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
CSU application form. This general application to the California State University system can be obtained from any CSU campus admissions office or at the CSU website: www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp/ as of October 1. Be sure to specify Humboldt State University and Counseling Program on the forms.
Transcript. One official transcript of all college-level work. Current HSU students need not request transcripts.
Submit the following information to:
Department of Psychology
Arcata, CA 95521
Resume of paid and volunteer work.
Letters of Recommendation. Send three letters of recommendation from university faculty or professional supervisors.
General GRE Scores (University Code 4345, Psychology Department Code 3406)