Tulsa - MA Marriage & Family Therapy / MS Counseling Psychology

 

Contact:
Kim Roach, MA
Asst. Director, Graduate Programs in Counseling
Southern Nazarene University-Tulsa 
(918)970-4631
kiroach@snu.edu

Brenda Harris,
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Programs in Counseling 
Southern Nazarene University-Tulsa
918-970-4627
bharris@snu.edu


There are two graduate degree programs in psychology: a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP). The MAMFT program fulfills the academic licensing requirements for the Oklahoma Licensed Marital and Family Therapist credential and the MSCP program is designed to meet the academic requirements for the State of Oklahoma’s Licensed Professional Counselor credential. Both programs share a common CORE of coursework and are delivered in an accelerated, modularized format.

Here are a few of the many benefits of attending SNU’s Graduate Programs in Counseling:

  • Our programs format allows you to pursue your goal of becoming a licensed counselor while maintaining a full-time job and family obligations.
  • Our curriculum is designed for adult professionals and takes into account the different learning style and needs of an adult learner.
  • We are a private university and we have smaller class sizes. You progress through the program with the same group allowing for a much more personal experience.
  • The Higher Learning Commission (which accredits all state schools) has branded SNU- Tulsa as a “model university” for accreditation.
  • Our graduates are working in various agencies throughout Tulsa such as Laureate and Family & Children’s Services. Our graduates are also teaching at the college level at various local universities.
  • SNU allows you to explore various theories pertaining to psychology (such as Freud) through a Christian perspective while not losing the valuable scientific contributions offered by these theories.
  • Our graduates have some of the highest pass rates on the licensure exams.

The MAMFT and MSCP programs are committed to building thoughtful, informed, caring Christian persons who are contributing professionals to the field of counseling psychology and marriage and family therapy. A scientist practitioner model of professional training assumes that in order to become professional qualified; you must seek to understand the research underpinnings of the discipline while simultaneously developing counseling knowledge and skills. The Research Methods course is the primary tool for helping the student to develop competency in research.

Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy (MAMFT)

The MAMFT program is a 48-hour program designed to meet the academic requirements for the LMFT license in Oklahoma. The curriculum is divided into fourteen modules containing theoretical and applied psychotherapy courses, and 450 hours of internship. Courses are completed over four, nontraditional, accelerated semesters in 18 calendar months. The courses (modules) are taken sequentially, to allow focused study on one subject area at a time. Class meetings occur one night per week for a four-hour session or on intensive weekend courses that meet on alternating weeks, Friday evening, and all day Saturday. Extensive directed study occurs outside the classroom, in preparation for participative learning experiences during class. Work on all components of the program (modules and internship) occurs simultaneously. Additional courses may be taken to meet the requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor designation.

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP)

This course of study is a 60-credit course of study that fulfills the academic requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation in Oklahoma. The curriculum is divided into 17 modules containing theoretical and applied psychotherapy courses, 450 hours of internship, and a thesis. Courses are completed over five non-traditional, accelerated semesters in 24 calendar months. The courses (modules) are taken sequentially to allow focused study on one subject area at a time. Classes meet one night per week, for a four-hour session, or on intensive weekend courses, that meet on alternating weeks, Friday evening, and all day Saturday. Extensive directed study occurs outside the classroom, in preparation for participative learning experiences during class. Work on all components of the program (modules and internship) occurs simultaneously.

Child Therapy Track (CTT)

The Child Therapy Track is intended to equip participants with the essential skills to effectively work with children and adolescents. The theoretical and practical use of Play Therapy techniques is the main focus of this option. This program is embedded in our degree programs but is also available for licensed persons. Students completing the five courses in this concentration will meet the academic requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist. Application for registration is made to the Association for Play Therapy (a4pt.org).

Requirements to complete the Graduate Programs in Counseling:
* denotes additional required courses for Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

PSY 5333 Introduction to Counseling Techniques
PSY 5313 Lifespan Development
PSY 6133 Research Methods I
PSY 5263 Psychopathology
PSY 6333 Theories of Counseling
PSY 5143 Family and Psychological Assessment
PSY 5283 Professional Orientation
PSY 6263 Family Crisis Intervention
PSY 6293 Philosophy of Interpersonal Relationships
PSY 6303 Counseling Children and Adolescents
PSY 6243 Marriage and Family Therapy
PSY 6393 Multicultural Treatment Planning
PSY 6343 Marital and Family Systems
PSY 6196 Internship
PSY 6353 Counseling the Elderly OR
PSY 6313 Intro to Play Therapy

 
 
Adult Therapy Track

^ PSY 6213 Group Psychotherapy
^ PSY 5223 Career Assessment and Counseling
^ PSY 6233 Brief Psychotherapy
^ PSY 6223 Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Child Therapy Track

# PSY 6313 Intro to Play Therapy
# PSY 5323 Child Development
# PSY 6323 Specialized Techniques
# PSY 5113 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
# PSY 6363 Advanced Clinical Play Therapy

* PSY 6143 Research Methods II