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Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Forensic & Legal Psychology (M.A./M.A.)

Marymount offers a forensic and legal psychology option for students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. Through this program, the student has an opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling and a Master of Arts in forensic and legal psychology. Marymount’s Forensic and Legal Psychology program balances traditional psychological knowledge and skills with a specialized understanding of the criminal justice and legal systems, while tapping into the rich resources of the nation’s capital. Coursework is interdisciplinary, combining study in sociology, criminal justice, and public policy, in addition to many subfields in psychology.

Admission Requirement

To be admitted to this program, students are admitted to one program at a time and must meet the application requirements for each program’s admission requirements. Students who are admitted from the forensic and legal psychology program can begin classes in the clinical mental health counseling program only after completing 18 forensic and legal psychology program credits and must plan to begin classes in the clinical mental health counseling program in the fall semester immediately following being accepted into the program. Students who are admitted from the clinical mental health counseling program can begin classes in the forensic and legal psychology program only after completing 40 clinical mental health counseling program credits.

Major Requirements

75 credits
  • CE 500 Research and Evaluation1
  • CE 502 Foundations, Ethics, and Professional Issues in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CE 503 Advanced Human Growth and Development
  • CE 508 Crisis Intervention
  • CE 509 Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention
  • CE 510 Survey of Testing and Assessment
  • CE 520 Theories of Counseling
  • CE 522C Counseling for Individuals
  • CE 523C Group Counseling Techniques
  • CE 524 Theories and Techniques of Family Counseling
  • CE 530C Career Development Counseling
  • CE 536 Advanced Counseling: Theories and Techniques
  • CE 551 Multicultural Counseling
  • CE 597C Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum
  • CE 599C Internship: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (6 credits)
  • FLP 501 or CE 501 Bases of Psychopathology
  • FLP 511 Legal and Investigative Psychology
  • FLP 512 Issues in the American Legal System
  • FLP 527 Psychology, Social Policy, and Law
  • FLP 531 Psychology of Criminal Behavior
  • FLP 540 Foreensic Assessment

9 credits of electives from CE and FLP courses. Electives must have approval from an advisor. Students should consult with their state licensing board to determine appropriate electives.

*FLP 502 will not count in place of CE 500, due to CACREP licensure requirements.
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Forensic and Legal Psychology option (M.A./M.A.)

Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Forensic and Legal Psychology option (M.A./M.A.)