جامعة النجاح الوطنية
An-Najah National University
Psychological and Educational Counsling
Duration: 24 Months (2 Years)
Degree Awarded: MSc
Student must complete 39 credit hours

Speciality Requirements Student must complete 18 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course covers theory in the field of psychological counseling in terms of historical background, development, and general principles, as well as counseling and therapeutic methods for each theory. The course will also introduce certain cases and how to treat them according to each theory by watching registered models and training on hypothetical problems to practice each technique separately.
3
This course covers statistical methods in the field of psychology. The course also deals with basic concepts in the field of statistics, characteristics of sample distribution, test hypothesis about means, variations, correlation coefficients, ratios and post hoc tests. As the course deals with quantitative and qualitative software such as: SPSS, MINITAB, ATLAS, and Nvivo.
3
This course deals with the definition, principles, development, concepts and targets of group counseling. It also includes constructing, stages of the counseling group, how to select clients in group counseling, group dynamics, models and strategies of group counseling based on counseling theories such as behaviorism, gestalt, reality, and CPT. The course also covers how to deal with counseling sessions and various forms of clients in groups. The practical part of this course focuses on training students to construct group counseling programs for different counseling groups.
3
    • 476501
This course aims to give students the necessary skills to conduct psychological research. The course also covers the nature of psychological research, literature review, sampling, documentation, data collection, historical approach in the research, survey, longitudinal and transverse researchers, experimental approach in research, true experimental designs, and quasi-experimental designs. Students in this course prepare a research paper based on scientific rules.
3
    • 476500
This course covers supervision in counseling in terms of models such as personal growth and skills development. The course also deals with the supervisory relationship, different roles of supervisor such as consultant, trainer, evaluator, and counselor. The course covers with supervision according to counseling and psychotherapy theories such as behavioral, cognitive behavioral, and gestalt supervision. The course also covers psychological approaches in supervision such as individual, group, and vocational supervision.
3
    • 476500
This course aims at helping students to develop counseling skills related to establishing a counseling relationship, counseling techniques, and both audio and video recording in counseling. Students in this course work under academic and vocational supervision to help clients and assess their performance and to construct counseling programs.
476598 Comprehensive Exam 0

Speciality Optional Requirements Student must complete 21 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
The aim of this course in to give students information and training about all developmental stages, counseling interventions for all stages, the role of heredity and environment in development, marital counseling, developmental tasks in adulthood, childhood and adolescents, psychological problems related to all developmental stages, and counseling services for all categories.
3
This course deals with psychological and mental disorders such as personality, anxiety, sleep, eating, schizophrenic, and other mental disorders in terms of diagnosis, prevention, and intervention. Students in this course train to use international manuals for diagnosis such as DSM and ICD. Students also train to use psychological and mental health tests like MMPI, TAT, and Rorschach tests.
3
This course covers schools counseling in terms of principles, importance, schools’ problems, and relationship between school counselor, teachers, school administration, students, and parents. The course also deals with counseling needs, counseling interventions, counselor roles, and counseling services at schools. Students in this course train to construct counseling programs for different problems at schools.
3
This course covers the basic concepts of vocational counseling. In addition to theories of vocational counseling, the course also deals with the role of vocational counselors with some problems such as employment, burnout, and poor motivation. The practical part of this course focuses on training students to use vocational tests such as the Holland, Super, and Kord tests, and constructing vocational counseling programs.
3
This course covers family and marital counseling in terms of principles, historical background, and importance. The course deals with the psychology of family relationships, the role of family in psychological and social adjustment, psychological disorders according to family theories, modern approaches in family and marital counseling, the role of counselor in family and marital counseling, diagnosis and assessment tools in family counseling.
3
This course deals with expressive ways in counseling such as drawing, music, clay, drama, puppets, novels, and expressive writing. The course covers expressive activities according to counseling theories such as adlerian expressive activities, gestalt expressive activities, and CPT expressive activities. The practical part of this course focuses on training the student to use expressive activities with psychological problems such as PTSD, depression, loss, and phobias.
3
This course deals with the principles and foundations of behavioral and cognitive therapies. The course also covers the behavioral methods and techniques in therapy such as reinforcement, extinction, systematic desensitization, assertiveness and aversion therapy, and cognitive methods and techniques in therapy to deal with anxiety, depression, and stress.
3
This course aims at helping students to identify the meaning of crisis and its stages, as well as the impact of crisis in human psychological and social adjustment. The course also covers psychological crisis and methods of intervention such as trauma, acute stress disorders, disasters, and loss in terms of diagnosis, and short and long terms plans of intervention.
3
This course deals with some special groups in counseling in terms of problems, symptoms, and intervention. Among those groups, the course focuses on alcoholics, drug addicts, the elderly, abused children, juvenile delinquents, divorced and battered women. The practical part of this course focuses on training students to construct counseling programs for those groups.
476515 Practicum in Counseling (II) 3
    • 476505
476516 Physiological Psychology 3
476517 Abnormal Psychology 3
476518 Psychological Tests and Measures 3

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