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Forensic & Legal Psychology - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Marymount offers a Clinical Mental Health Counseling option for students in the Forensic and Legal Psychology program. This is an opportunity to earn both a Master of Arts in Forensic and Legal Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, while completing the academic requirements needed for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC). Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) examination and begin the supervised experience necessary to become a licensed professional counselor.

Marymount’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program focuses on clinical techniques applicable to specific populations, providing experiences that are transferable to the contemporary workplace, whereas the Forensic and Legal Psychology program prepares students to work in a variety of psycholegal settings through interdisciplinary coursework in psychology, criminal justice, and public policy.

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.

Total Program Requirements
75 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, Public Policy, and Law
  • FLP 531 Psychology of Criminal Behavior
  • FLP 540 Forensic Assessment
  • CE 500 Research and Evaluation*
  • 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)
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.

Forensic & Legal Psychology Department

Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

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