MACC Advisor 
 
Img: Peggy Bowen
 
Peggy C. Bowen-Hartung, Ph.D., C.T.S.
Associate Professor
Psychology & Counseling Department Chair

   Upland Center, Room 126c
   610.796.8483
   peggy.bowen@alvernia.edu


Admissions Staff
 

Maggie Place
Enrollment Coordinator
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   540 Upland Avenue
   Reading, PA 19611
   Phone: 610-796-5611
   Fax: 610-796-8367
   maggie.place@alvernia.edu

Dana Baker
Director of Philadelphia Center
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
   Melrose Park, PA 19027
   215-635-4734
   dana.baker@alvernia.edu

The MACC curriculum can range from 51 to 60 credits (17–20 classes), depending on your academic background. With 45 credits of foundation courses, you’ll build the necessary background for your study in interdisciplinary courses, the Internship I, and Internship II courses.

The MACC faculty uses various course formats to help you learn, including case studies, lecture/discussion, group projects and simulation exercises to ensure what you gain in one course will reinforce and build on what you learn in others.

Curriculum

51 Credit Master's Program - or
60 Credit with Pennsylvania Licensure Eligibility


Required Interdisciplinary Courses (6 credits):

COR 510: Moral Leadership
COR 600: Organizational and Professional Ethics (taken within the final 12 credits)

Program Prerequisite Courses:

Undergraduate course in Introduction to Psychology 
Undergraduate course in Statistics or Research
Undergraduate course in Psychopathology

Required Courses (45 credits):

MCC 500: Introduction to Counseling (taken within the first 9 credits)
MCC 510: Human Development Across the Life Span
MCC 520: Counseling Theories
MCC 530: Multicultural Issues in Counseling
MCC 540: Addiction and Society
MCC 550: Practicum
MCC 560: Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
MCC 600: Advanced Counseling Theories and Techniques with Individuals
MCC 610: Advanced Counseling Theories and Techniques with Groups
MCC 620: Research Methods and Program Evaluations
MCC 630: Appraisal, Tests and Measurements
MCC 640: Psychopathology
MCC 650: Career Counseling
MCC 670: Internship I (300 hours)
MCC 680: Internship II (300 hours)

Three Additional Courses Required for Licensure Eligibility in Pennsylvania (9 credits):
Choose an Area of Specialization: Mental Health or Addictions


Mental Health Specialization:

MCC 515: Psychopharmacology
MCC 525: Psychobiology for Addictions
MCC 535: Counseling Children and Adolescents
MCC 545: Family Therapy Concepts & Methods
MCC 605: Counseling Special Populations
MCC 615: Relapse and Recovery
MCC 625: Spirituality and Healing Process
MCC 655: Program Mgmt. & Clinical Supervision
MCC 685: Advanced Clinical Internship
(400 hours plus weekly seminar)

Addictions Specialization:

MCC 515: Psychopharmacology
MCC 525: Psychobiology for Addictions
MCC 545: Family Therapy Concepts & Methods
MCC 605: Counseling Special Populations
MCC 615: Relapse and Recovery
MCC 625: Spirituality and Healing Process
MCC 635: Criminality and Healing Process
MCC 655: Program Mgmt. & Clinical Supervision
MCC 685: Advanced Clinical Internship
(400 hours plus weekly seminar)