Argosy University

Human Services MS Degree Program

Program Overview

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Counseling Psychology degree program at Argosy University, Denver is designed to emphasize the development of attitudes, knowledge and skills essential in the formation of professionals who are committed to the ethical provision of quality services. To ensure that students are prepared adequately, the curriculum is designed to provide for the meaningful integration of theory, training and practice.

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

Core Course Requirements—39 Credit Hours

 

C7050 - History and Systems in Counseling Psychology (3)
C7210 - Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior (3)
C7432 - Advanced Individual Counseling (3)
C7443 - Multicultural Issues in Counseling (3)
C7452 - Professional Development in Counseling (0)
C7454 - Models of Clinical Supervision (3)
C7459 - Psychopharmacology for Counselors (3)
C7462 - Ethics in Practice (3)
C7662 - Social Bases of Behavior (3)
C7663 - Physiology of Psychology (3)
C8000 - Fundamentals of Psychometrics (3)
C8001 - Assessment I: Cognitive Assessment (3)
C8002 - Assessment II: Personality Assessment (3)
W7000 - Advanced Academic Study and Writing (3)
Research Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

Students Choose One of the Following

 

R7034 - Advanced Statistical Methods (3)
R7036 - Program Evaluation Methods (3)
R7037 - Survey Techniques (3)
R7038 - Action Research (3)
R7040 - Advanced Qualitative Methods (3)

Research Requirements—12 Credit Hours

 

R7001 - Introduction to Research Methods (3)
R7031 - Methods and Analysis of Quantitative Research (3)
R7035 - Methods and Analysis of Qualitative Research (3)
Practicum Requirements

All students enrolled in the EdD in Counseling Psychology degree program at Argosy University, Denver are required to complete a 600 to1200 hour doctoral level practicum. All practicum placements must be approved by the Program Chair or the Director of Training prior to starting. Practicum begins in the Fall, however application for practicum is accomplished Spring Semester Session I. Students must work closely with the Program Chair or Director of Training to accomplish the practicum site applications.

Practicum Field Experience Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

C7699 - Doctoral Counseling Practicum I and Seminar (0)
C7700 - Doctoral Counseling Practicum II and Seminar (0)

Practicum Field Experience Requirements—0 Credit Hours

 

Internship Requirements

All students enrolled in the EdD in Counseling Psychology degree program at Argosy University, Denver are required to complete an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) or APPIC like internship. All students are required to participate in the APPIC match process or apply to the Argosy University, Denver Consortium. Students are eligible to begin internship when they have successfully completed all their academic course work and passed the Counseling Psychology Comprehensive Examination. It is highly recommended that students have defended their dissertation proposal prior to beginning internship. Students work with the Program Chair or Director of Training to complete the application process and make application to appropriate internship sites. The internship application process begins in September and is completed in December. Internships begin the following August or September. Most internship placements require a 35-40 hour work week commitment for a minimum of 12 months. Students are required to complete 2,080 hours during internship. There are some internship sites in Colorado, however many sites are not in the Denver area. There are sites throughout the United States which the student can apply. Students are not eligible for graduation without completing the internship and dissertation.

Internship Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

C7901 - Internship (0)

Internship Requirements—0 Credit Hours

 

Additional Counseling Doctoral Skills Courses (Optional)

 

C7431 - Counseling in Community Settings (3)
C7435 - Existential-Humanistic Theories of Counseling (3)
C7436 - Psychodynamic Theories of Counseling (3)
C7439 - Dynamics of Marriage and Family Systems (3)
C7445 - Brief Psychotherapies (3)
C7454 - Models of Clinical Supervision (3)
C7455 - Addictions Counseling (3)
C7471 - Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctions (3)
Recommended Course Sequence for the Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology Degree Program at Argosy University, Denver

Student progress through the program is intended to be sequential. Certain courses are offered to first-year students that are designed to provide a theoretical and practical foundation for courses that will follow in subsequent years. Certain advanced courses also require the student to have the background of more basic courses in order to benefit fully from the course experience. Students must satisfy all stated prerequisites for a course before registration for that course can be considered official.  The recommended course sequence for the EdD in Counseling Psychology degree program offered by Argosy University, Denver can be obtained from the program chair.
 

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