A career in counseling is a way. ETBU makes it possible.
The Department of Behavioral Sciences at East Texas Baptist University offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling. With academic rigor and holistic attention to the entire person of the counselor-in-training and professional practice, the program is designed to prepare you for practice in professional counseling in a variety of settings. Upon graduation from our program, you will be well-prepared to provide counseling services to others competently in addition to capabilities for other aspects of practice management and emerging professional trends.
As a graduate of our program, you will:
1) Completion of the Master of Arts in Counseling will meet educational requirements for obtaining intern status as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and Louisiana (among other states). Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the national counseling exam.
2) Demonstrate knowledge and skills of professional counseling for intervention concerning a wide variety of mental illnesses, individual and family dynamics, and life concerns. To this end, you will receive broad training in a variety of models of psychotherapy while also receiving specific training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
a. You will leave knowing how to help. CBT is an effective treatment for many concerns, and it can be tailored to individual circumstances easily. Specific training in the modality will assist you to know you're ready to help others professionally.
3) Demonstrate capability as a practitioner-scholar, capable of consuming research and applying scientific methods for advancement of intervention and support. You will be able to use current research to help your clients, and you will be well-positioned for adapting to emerging trends in professional practice.
4) Be a self-aware and self-reflective leader who understands and addresses issues of racism, discrimination, sexism, power, privilege and oppression which impact the practice and policy levels of counseling in a multicultural society.
5) Have the knowledge and skills that enables you to incorporate faith, religion, and spirituality competently into counseling.
As you consider graduation training in counseling, please browse through our website to learn more about our faculty, the program requirements and course offerings, and the application and admission process. Certainly, feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about graduate training in counseling at ETBU.
For further information fill out the online "Graduate Interest Information Form", or contact Dr. Lynn New, Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences, or Dr. Gerald Nissley, the Program Director for the Master of Arts in Counseling program, at the following: