PROGRAMS  

MSCP
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

NAME OF THE DEGREE

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
MSCP

DURATION : 2 YEARS

OBJECTIVES :

  1. To help students to develop their skills and experience in preparation for professional counseling for work or community service
  2. To create a greater understanding of humankind and its application

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE MSCP PROGRAM

Schedule of Academic year 1/2017 (Semester) 
Admission Schedule
Semester 1/2017
(August 2017 - December 2017)

Semester 2/2017
(January 2018 - May 2018)

Time/Place
Application Deadline
Thu, 20 July 2017
Thu, 14 December 2017
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sun 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Entrance Exam (Written)
AU-English Proficiency Test
Sat, 22 July 2017 (Normal Applications)
AU-English Proficiency Test
Sun, 17 December 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Room TBA
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Room TBA
Interview
Wed, 26 July 2017
Wed, 20 December 2017
9:00 a.m. Room C92, C Bldg.
Entrance Results
Mon, 31 July 2017
Tue, 2 January 2018
Graduate School of Human Sciences
Registration
31 July - 4 August 2017
January 2-5, 2018
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Orientation
Sat, 5 August 2017
Sat, 6 January 2018
02.00 - 04.00 p.m.
Room (TBA)
Instruction begins
Mon, 7 August 2017
Mon, 8 January 2018
 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Completed application form with 6 photos (1"x 1.5 ")
  2. Three copies of Home-Registration (Thai) or Passport (International)
  3. Three copies of official transcripts and three copies of the certificate of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4
  4. Two letters of recommendation from two different people who can attest to their moral character and other trait
  5. Take the AU-English Proficiency Test and the interview. The applicants who submitted the TOEFL (iBT) 90 or (P) 575 or IELTS 6.5 or those with the Bachelor's or Master's Degree from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand are exempted from the English language requirement.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Plan A & B
  • Have completed all the courses of the curriculum (Plan A & B)
  • Have obtained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 (Plan A & B)
  • Have proposed the thesis and passed the final oral thesis defense evaluated by a committee appointed by the university. The final oral defense is open to the public. (Plan A )
  • Have the thesis/part of the thesis published or have obtained an acceptance of its publication in a national or international journal in according with OHEC’S Regulation on criteria for Selection of Academic Journal for Publication of Academic works B.E.2558 or have presented it at a conference and the full paper published in the proceedings. (Plan A)
  • Have obtained library and financial clearance with the University (Plan A & B)
  • Have demonstrated good behavior and discipline (Plan A & B)
  • Have completed Professional Development Experience of 60 hours (Plan A & B)
  • Have passed the oral and / or written comprehensive examination (Plan B)
  • Have proposed the Independent study and passed the final oral independent study defense evaluation by a committee appointed by the University. The final oral defense is open to the public. (Plan B)
  • Have the independent study/part of the independent study published in any retrievable form (Plan B)
COURSES AND STUDY PLAN

Curriculum

1. Number of credits 36 Credits

2. Duration of Study

Students must complete all the requirements for the degree in a maximum of 5 years.

3. Curriculum Structure

Plan A Type A2 : Coursework and Thesis

 
Required Courses
21 Credits
 
Elective Courses
3 Credits
 
Thesis
12 Credits
 
Total
36 Credits

Plan B : Coursework Only

 
Required Courses
21 Credits
 
Elective Courses
9 Credits
 
Independent Study
6 Credits
 
Total
36 Credits

Courses

Foundation Courses            Non-credit

CP 5000
General Psychology
Non-credit
CP 5004
Professional Development Experience (60 Hours)
Non-credit
CP 5005
Human Development Across Life Span
Non-credit

Required Courses              21 Credits

CP 6101
Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology I
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6103
Theory and Practice in Counseling Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6107
Professional Ethics in Counseling Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6108
Basic Skills in Counseling Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6109
Advanced Skills in Counseling Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6111
Counseling Psychology Practicum I
(Individual & Group)
0 (120 Hours)
CP 6112
Counseling Psychology Practicum II
(Individual & Group)
0 (120 Hours)
CP 6113
Advanced Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology II
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6114
Tests and Assessments in Counseling
3 (3-0-6)

Elective Courses            3 Credits

CP 6201
Psychopathology
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6203
Social Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6208
Couple and Family Counseling
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6210
Health Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6213
Seminar in Counseling in Sports and Exercise Settings
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6214
Counseling in Organizational Settings
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6216
Seminar in Addiction Counseling
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6218
Current Trends in Psychological Counseling
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6219
Group Counseling
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6220
Qualitative Research Methods
3 (3-0-6)

Thesis             12 Credits

CP 7601
Thesis I
6 (0-0-18)
CP 7602
Thesis II
6 (0-0-18)

Independent Study            6 Credits

CP 7701
Independent Study I
3 (0-0-9)
CP 7702
Independent Study II
3 (0-0-9)

(Study Plan)     Plan A Type A2
First Year

First Semester

Course Code
Course Title
Credits
CP 5000
General Psychology
Non-credit
CP 5004
Professional Development Experience (60Hours)
Non-credit
CP 5005
Human Development Across Life Span
Non-credit
CP 6101
Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology I
3 (3-0-6)
 
Total
3 (3-0-6)

Second Semester

Course Code
Course Title
Credits
CP 6113
Advanced Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology II
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6103
Theory and Practice in Counseling Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6107
Professional Ethics in Counseling Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6108
Basic Skills in Counseling Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
 
Total
12 (12-0-24)

Second Year

First Semester

Course Code
Course Title
Credits
CP 6111
Counseling Psychology Practicum I (Individual & Group)
0 (120Hours)
CP 6109
Advanced Skills in Counseling Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
CP 62xx
One major elective course
3 (3-0-6)
CP 7601
Thesis I
6 (0-0-18)
 
Total
12 (6-0-30)

Second Semester

Course Code
Course Title
Credits
CP 6114
Tests and Assessments in Counseling
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6112
Counseling Psychology Practicum II (Individual & Group)
0 (120Hours)
CP 7602
Thesis II
6 (0-0-18)
 
Total
9 (3-0-24)

Plan B
First Year

First Semester

Course Code
Course Title
Credits
CP 5000
General Psychology
Non-credit
CP 5004
Professional Development Experience (60Hours)
Non-credit
CP 5005
Human Development Across Life Span
Non-credit
CP 6101
Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology I
3 (3-0-6)
 
Total
3 (3-0-6)

Second Semester

Course Code
Course Title
Credits
CP 6113
Advanced Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology II
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6103
Theory and Practice in Counseling Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6107
Professional Ethics in Counseling Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6108
Basic Skills in Counseling Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
 
Total
12 (12-0-24)

Second Year

First Semester

Course Code
Course Title
Credits
CP 6109
Advanced Skills in Counseling Psychology
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6111
Counseling Psychology Practicum I (Individual & Group)
0 (120 Hours)
CP 62xx
One major elective course
3 (3-0-6)
CP 62xx
One major elective course
3 (3-0-6)
CP 7701
Independent Study I
3 (0-0-9)
 
Total
12 (9-0-27)

Second Semester

Course Code
Course Title
Credits
CP 6114
Tests and Assessments in Counseling
3 (3-0-6)
CP 6112
Counseling Psychology Practicum II (Individual & Group)
0 (120 Hours)
CP 62xx
One major elective course
3 (3-0-6)
CP 7702
Independent Study II
3 (0-0-9)
 
Total
9 (6-0-21)

ESTIMATED FEES

Fee descriptions
2 - years
4 semesters
 
THB
US$
Matriculation fee (Thai students)
9,000
273
Matriculation fee (non-Thai students)
21,500
652
Student's activities fee
6,000
182
Professional Development Experience
9,000
273
Registration fees / Trimester:
 
 
Tuition fee (THB 3,000 X 36 credits)
108,000
3,273
University fee (THB 17,900 X 4 semesters)
71,600
2,170
Annual internet & access control fee (THB 2,400 / year)
4,800
146
Annual health & life insurance fee (THB 5,000/year for non - Thai students)
10,000
304
Approximate total fee for Thai Students
208,400
6,315
Approximate total fee for non-Thai Students
230,900
6,997
Additional Fee
 
 
Proposal Defense Fee (Thesis/Independent Study)
3,000
91
Final Defense Fee (Thesis/Independent Study)
5,000
152
Binding Fee
800
25
Comprehensive Exam (Written/Oral)
3,000
91

Note :

  1. Tuition fee doesn’t cover the followings:
    - Admission fee
    - Tuition fee for non-credit courses
    - Text books
    - Health and life insurance (overseas students)
    - AU English Proficiency Standard Course
  2. The fees are subject to change at the university’s discretion without prior notice.
  3. Currency exchange rate: THB 33 = US$ 1
ADMISSION & EXAMINATION FEES
Admission Fee Baht 500
English Exam fee Baht 500
Interview fee Baht 500
APPLICATIONS

Hua Mak Campus
Admissions Center "P" Building, 1st floor, Ramkhamhaeng 24 Road, Bangkok 10240 Thailand
Office hours:
Monday – Friday 08:30 A.M. - 05:00 P.M.
Saturday 08:00 A.M. - 04:30 P.M.
Sunday 08:00 A.M. - 02:00 P.M.

ABAC City Campus
ABAC City Campus, ZEN @Central World, Level 14
4,4/5 Rajdamri Rd., Phatumwan Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Office hours:
Monday - Friday 10:00 A.M. to 06:00 P.M.
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 06:00 P.M.

Suvarnabhumi Campus
Admissions Center SM115,
88 Moo 8 Bang Na-Trad Km.26, Bangsangthong,
Samuthprakarn, Thailand 10540
Office hours:
Monday - Friday 08:30 A.M. to 05:00 P.M.

VENUE & CLASS HOURS

Hua Mak Campus, Ramkhamhaeng 24 Rd.
Evening class 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Sat 9:00 - 12.00 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

COURSE DESCRIPTION


I. Foundation Courses

CP 5000 General Psychology                     Non-credit
Basic psychological concepts and to introduce students to the scientific study of behavior. Learning and Behavior, Altered States of Consciousness, Motivation, Emotion, Human Development, Human Sexuality, Social Psychology, Stress Management, Sensation and Perception, Cognition and Memory, Psychological Disorders and Intelligence.

CP 5004 Professional Development Experience ( 60 hours )                     Non-credit
Students must complete not less than 60 hours of Professional Development Experience (PDE) prior to faculty approval for Counseling Psychology Practicum at off-site work setting. PDE hours may include supervised training experiences, participation in special departmental lectures, participation in departmental case conference, case studies, or other activities pre-approved by assigned faculty.

CP 5005 Human Development Across Life Span                     Non-credit
Explores the development and growth of an individual from conception through adulthood with the emphasis on his physical, emotional, social, and intellectual states across the lifespan. It studies such important developmental issues such as the developmental tasks, personality and character formation, adjustment issues and socialization.

II. Required Courses

CP 6101 Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology I                     3 (3-0-6)
The basics of research methods and the use of statistics in research. This will be accomplished through an exploration of the language of research, ethical principles and the elements of the research process in quantitative research. The foundation knowledge of statistics includes frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, standard scores, correlation, probability and the basics of hypothesis testing.

CP 6103 Theory and Practice in Counseling Psychology                     3 (3-0-6)
The various theories in counseling and psychotherapy, and intends to train them how to integrate these theories in their future counseling practice. It emphasizes on such theories as the Psychoanalytic Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Existential Therapy, Person-centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and its post-modern approaches. Ethical issues and other related issues in psychotherapy are also discussed.

CP 6107 Professional Ethics in Counseling Psychology                    3 (3-0-6)
Prerequisite : CP 6103 Theory and Practice in Counseling Psychology
Values and guidelines that govern and maintain ethical standards in the professional practice in Counseling Psychology, with the focus on the ethical guidelines provided by the American Psychological Association for practice, assessment and research, confidentiality, informed consent, competence, integrity, boundaries, multiple relationships, and international differences in ethical codes as well as cultural differences in responding to ethical issues. There is an emphasis on learning how to make decisions about ethical practice as counseling psychologists in complex or difficult situations over a broad spectrum of professional roles and responsibilities, using ethical reasoning and the application of ethical decision making models.

CP 6108 Basic Skills in Counseling Psychology                     3 (3-0-6)
Prerequisites: CP 6103 Theory and Practice in Counseling Psychology
                    CP 6107 Professional Ethics in Counseling Psychology

Students master basic clinical skills needed to begin working with clients through classroom role-plays and other experiential methods. Core topics include: clinical interview and interview formats, empathy and establishing rapport, assessment and basic diagnosis, history taking, setting goals collaboratively and effectively, skills for implementing these goals, and stages of change. Students will learn an integrative model of counseling skills that can guide their practice.

CP 6109 Advanced Skills in Counseling Psychology                     3 (3-0-6)
Prerequisites: CP 6103 Theory and Practice in Counseling Psychology
                    CP 6107 Professional Ethics in Counseling Psychology
                    CP 6108 Basic Skills in Counseling Psychology

Development of clinical skills by learning and practicing advanced skills required for practice of Counseling Psychology, including case conceptualization, treatment planning/implementation, applying/adapting counseling across cultures, and a limited selection of interventions.

CP 6111 Counseling Psychology Practicum I (Individual & Group)                    0 (120 Hours)
Prerequisites: CP 6103 Theory and Practice in Counseling Psychology
                    CP 6107 Professional Ethics in Counseling Psychology
                    CP 6108 Basic Skills in Counseling Psychology
                    CP 6109 Advanced Skills in Counseling Psychology
                    CP 5004 Professional Development Experience

Supervised experience of counseling off-site work settings of not less than 120 hours with a report. This experience includes both individual counseling and group counseling. The resident supervisor must produce at least one evaluation of the student's performance. The supervised training experience includes the observation and practicing of counseling skills in core areas of counseling, such as interviewing, assessment, diagnosis, crisis management, and on-going counseling. A key aspect of this hands-on training is the development of a culturally sensitive and ethical therapeutic stance. Personal self-reflective counseling focusing on countertransference is required.

CP 6112 Counseling Psychology Practicum II (Individual & Group)                     0 (120 Hours)
Prerequisites: CP 6103 Theory and Practice in Counseling Psychology
                    CP 6107 Professional Ethics in Counseling Psychology
                    CP 6108 Basic Skills in Counseling Psychology
                    CP 6109 Advanced Skills in Counseling Psychology
                    CP 5004 Professional Development Experience

Supervised experience of counseling off-site work settings of not less than 120 hours with a report. This experience includes both individual counseling and group counseling. The resident supervisor must produce at least one evaluation of the student's performance. The supervised training experience includes the observation and practicing of counseling skills in core areas of counseling, such as interviewing, assessment, diagnosis, crisis management, and on-going counseling. A key aspect of this hands-on training is the development of a culturally sensitive and ethical therapeutic stance. Personal self-reflective counseling focusing on countertransference is required.

CP 6113 Advanced Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology II                     3 (3-0-6)
Research methods and the use of statistics in research. The topics include various quantitative research designs, univariate and multivariate statistical analyses, interpretation of results, and the application of statistical software in data analysis. This course is indented to help the students learn essential research skills to conduct research as part of their study program.

CP 6114 Tests and Assessments in Counseling                     3 (3-0-6)
Psychological testing and assessment techniques and materials in the areas of personality, intelligence, neuropsychology, psychopathology, and other areas relevant to counseling psychology, psychological report writing using test and other assessment data, cultural and ethical issues relating to psychological testing and assessment.

III. Elective Courses

CP 6201 Psychopathology                     3 (3-0-6)
Introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders with an emphasis on a multidimensional approach to understanding the sources of human suffering. Students become familiar with the use of the Diagnostic Summary Manual (DSM) classification within different cultural contexts, with a focus on diagnosing mental disorders and gaining experience in the use of diagnostic interviews. The study will include: assessment and diagnosis as described in the DSM, anxiety disorders, somatoform and mood disorders, suicide, eating and sleep disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, substance related and impulse control disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders, and cognitive disorders, symptoms, etiology, treatment and prevention of the major neuroses and psychosis. Throughout the course, the students will work on developing a multilayered and integrative view of psychopathology and wellness that includes consistent considerations of culture and diversity issues.

CP 6203 Social Psychology                     3 (3-0-6)
Behavior of individuals and groups in social situations and social interactions, self- concept, interpersonal attraction, social perception/ cognition, group conflict, mob behavior, love/ hatred and group processes.

CP 6208 Couple and Family Counseling                     3 (3-0-6)
Historical roots, theoretical approaches and specific techniques used in the many models of family and couple counseling, and application of these techniques to a wide variety of problems for people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Role plays of the theoretical approaches studied is included as part of the study.

CP 6210 Health Psychology                     3 (3-0-6)
Biopsychosocial model and influence of health and illness, neurobiological and immune system, risk behavior and addiction, stress and coping, and traditional ancient medical concepts, nutrition, and exercise and how it plays a role in health psychology.

CP 6213 Seminar in Counseling in Sports and Exercise Settings                     3 (3-0-6)
Counselors who work in sports and exercise settings need specialized awareness, knowledge and skills. This course is intended to enable the students to deliver an ethically sound counseling that focuses on athletes' well-being, mental functioning, and physical performance. The topics include sports and exercise-related theories of attention, motivation, personality, group process, leadership and communication; performance-improving strategies like psychological skills training, goal setting and imagery; sports injury rehabilitation; and exercise behavior. This course aims to help the students develop a counseling approach that assists individuals in maximizing their personal and athletic potential.

CP 6214 Counseling in Organizational Settings                     3 (3-0-6)
Study of behavior in organizations. Its emphasis however, is in the guidance process integrating counseling techniques and skills in providing employee empowerment and support. It prepares students for human resources work such as employee evaluation, job counseling, organizational socialization, work attitude and motivation, stress management and team work

CP 6216 Seminar in Addiction Counseling                     3 (3-0-6)
Provides an overview of substance abuse and dependence as multifactorial disorders (including biological, psychological, behavioral and sociocultural elements.) It exposes students to topics related to various psychoactive substances, multiple theoretical models of substance abuse and dependence, and resulting medical, social and legal consequences. It also discusses substance abuse prevention, diagnosis, intervention, treatment and support systems.

CP 6218 Current Trends in Psychological Counseling                     3 (3-0-6)
This is a seminar course in which current issues and other latest development in the counseling profession are shared, discussed and analyzed for its relevance and use in the counseling practice. Methods may include student presentations, inviting guest lecturers on a specialized topic, attending seminars on counseling and psychology-related topics, and/or exposure to organizations and sites in which important counseling issues are observed and discussed.

CP 6219 Group Counseling                     3 (3-0-6)
This course is designed to overview a broad understanding of the theories and techniques associated with group counseling. The role of group counseling is discussed in relation to the effectiveness of the overall comprehensive counseling program. It also discusses the types, stages, and methods of organizing and facilitating groups. Consideration of issues involved in group work with persons from different cultural, religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds is included.

CP 6220 Qualitative Research Methods                     3 (3-0-6)
Processes of qualitative research in counseling psychology. Included are theories of different types of qualitative research, understanding the differences between qualitative and quantitative research, the elements of qualitative methodologies, ethical guidelines, and the usefulness of qualitative research for counseling needs. Students will write a qualitative research proposal for a specific counseling intervention need.

IV. Thesis

CP 7501 Thesis I                     6 (0-0-18)
The first phase of the Thesis includes the Background of the Study, Statement of the Problem, Purpose of the Study, Significance of the Study, Definition of Terms, Review of the Literature, Review of Related Studies, Review and Summary of Recent Research, and Conceptual Framework, Research Questions and Research Hypotheses, includes Research Design, Participants of the Study, Instrumentation/Material, Data Collection Procedure and Proposal Analysis of the data (Proposal Defense)

CP 7502 Thesis II                     0 (0-0-18)
The second phase of the Thesis includes the Data Analysis, Hypotheses Testing and Findings of the Study, Discussion of the Results and Findings, Conclusions, Limitations of the Study, Findings and Recommendations (Final Defense).

V. Independent Study

CP 7701 Independent Study I                     3 (0-0-9)
The first phase of the research Project includes the Background of the study, Statement of the Problems, Purpose of the Study, Significance of the Study, Definition of Terms, Conceptual Frame work Review of Literature, Review of Related Studies, Review and Summary of Recent Research, Research Questions, Research Hypotheses, Research Design, Participants of the Study, Instrumentation/Material, Data Collection Procedure and Proposal Defense.

CP 7702 Independent Study II                     3 (0-0-9)
The second phase of the Research Project includes the Data Analysis, Hypotheses Testing. Findings of the Study, Discussion of the Results and Findings, conclusions, limitations of the Study, Findings, Recommendations and Final Defense.


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