Northeastern Illinois University

College of Education

Master of Arts in Family Counseling

Address:

5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

Phone:

1-773-442-6001

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Arts in Family Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Counselor Education offers a 60-hour program (20 courses) leading to the Master of Arts in Family Counseling. The program leads to licensure in Illinois for LCPC and LMFT. Family counselors work with individuals, families, and couples in Community Mental Health Centers, Businesses, Hospitals, private practices, university and research centers, and in prisons. Family counselors treat a variety of problems such as marital problems, individual problems, child-parent problems, and problems such as depression and anxiety. Family counselors look at the impact that a family can have on an individual, and may look to the family as part of a treatment plan. Careers • Families facing severe mental illnesses and emotional disorders, such as schizophrenia, depression and anorexia/bulimia • Counselor for couples in crisis • Family Counseling with Substance Abusing Teenagers • Families with children in the foster care system • Medical Family Therapist • Juvenile Offenders • Families with children with ADHD, anxiety or depression Family Counseling requires a minimum of 60 credit hours, or 20 courses. COUN 401 Professional Orientation & Legal/Ethical Practices......3 cr. COUN 402 Developmental Counseling............................3 cr. COUN 403 Theories of Counseling..................................3 cr. COUN 404 Assessment & Evaluation in Counseling........3 cr. COUN 405 Individual Counseling Skills...........................3 cr. COUN 406 Group Counseling..........................................3 cr. COUN 407 Mental Health Counseling..............................3 cr. COUN 408 Research Seminar..........................................3 cr. COUN 409 Career Development......................................3 cr. COUN 415 Children & Youth in School & Family System.....3 cr. COUN 420 Introduction to Family Counseling.................3 cr. COUN 421 Advanced Marriage & Family Counseling......3 cr. COUN 427 Diagnostic Systems for Counseling...............3 cr. COUN 430 Social & Cultural Diversity in Counseling.......3 cr. COUN 431 Couple & Family Systems Study...................3 cr. COUN 445 Practicum: Family Counseling.......................3 cr. COUN 465 Internship I: Family Counseling......................3 cr. COUN 475 Internship II: Family Counseling.....................3 cr. Elective #1 .................................................................3 cr. Elective #2 .................................................................3 cr.

Accreditation:

The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Colleges of Teacher Education (NCATE), the premier accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. This means that our programs and our faculty undergo a rigorous peer review process every seven years. Our theme, COE Professionals; Reflective, Collaborative, Transformative, underpins our emphasis on our performance standards aligned with the Illinois Standards for School Professionals (IPTS). Our programs in School and Community Counseling are not only recognized by NCATE but they undergo a separate peer review process and are accredited by CACREP, the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. So, you can see that the COE at NEIU represents the highest standards of professional excellence, commitment to diversity, and collaboration with each other and with our local community.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 60

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999