Curriculum

Specialized coursework and 
hands-on practica.

Specialized coursework and
hands-on practica.

Forensic Psychology Curriculum

The M.A. Counseling, Specialization in Forensic Psychology is a 64 credit hour program that includes coursework and a training practicum. Successful completion of this program includes the courses listed below. More information, including course descriptions and sequencing, can be found in the Adler University Catalog.

Required Courses:

  • SJP-513-514 Social Justice Practicum I & II (2 credits) 
  • MACF-500 MACF Professional Development Seminar (0 credits)
  • MACF-518-519 MACF Professional Identity Seminar I & II (2 credits)
  • MACF-506 Roles and Directions in Forensic Psychology (3 credits)
  • MACF-507 Counseling in Forensic Populations (3 credits)
  • MACF-508 Violence, Aggression, and Social Deviance (3 credits)
  • MACF-509 Trauma, Victimology, Theory, Practice & Advanced
    Counseling Skills (3 credits)
  • COUN-518 Adlerian Theory and Counseling (3 credits)
  • COUN-532 Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues (3 credits)
  • COUN-533 Counseling Theories (3 credits)
  • COUN-534 Counseling Skills (3 credits).
  • COUN-535 Diagnosis of Maladaptive Behavior (3 credits)
  • COUN-536 Counseling Multicultural Communities (3 credits)
  • COUN-540 Group Counseling (3 credits)
  • COUN-618 Couple and Family Counseling (3 credits)
  • COUN-622 Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
  • COUN-625 Research and Program Development (3 credits)
  • COUN-626 Appraisal and Assessment (3 credits)
  • COUN-629 Career Development Theories and Intervention (3 credits)
  • COUN-630 Addictions Counseling (3 credits)
  • MACF-680 MACF Counseling Practicum and Seminar (2 credits)
  • MACF-681 MACF Counseling Internship and Seminar I & II (4 credits)

Successful Completion of 3 Elective Credits:

  • MACF-515 Forensic Psychology for Law Enforcement (3 credits)
  • MACF-516 Sex Offender Treatment Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • MACF-517 Psychology of Juvenile Justice Populations (3 credits)
  • COUN-550 Preparation for Applied Thesis & COUN-551-552 M.A. Thesis I & II (3 credits)