In addition to the Orientation Session for all students on Jan. 6 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm AZ time, Spring 2021 MS Counseling students attend a full day of sessions scheduled for:
Wednesday, January 6, from 9:00am - 3:15pm AZ time (MT)
The day will be dedicated to new students meeting each other and program faculty. Opportunities will be provided for students to learn more about the values and philosophy of the program, as well as gaining greater understanding of the realities and expectations of being a graduate student in a professional preparation program. New students are expected to attend and participate throughout the day, with periodic schedule breaks.
MS Counseling Orientation Schedule:
Full Group Opening Session: 9:00am to 9:45am AZ time
Break: 15 minutes
Small Group Session 1: 10:00am - 11:30am AZ time
Break: 15 minutes
Small Group Session 2: 11:45am - 12:45pm AZ time
Break: 30 minutes
Small Group Session 3: 1:15pm - 2:15pm AZ time
Break: 15 minutes
Full Group Wrap-Up Session: 2:30pm - 3:00pm AZ time
General Prescott College Orientation: 3:30pm - 4:30pm AZ time (Please register for this hour in the Orientation tab above).
Spring 2021 Colloquium (residency)
The Spring 2021 Colloquium is scheduled for Thursday, January 7, through Saturday, January 9. Each day will begin at approximately 9:00am and end at 3:45pm Arizona time. Typically, colloquia are held in-person, but due to COVID-19, this colloquium is being held online.
Registration is required, so please review the schedule below and register for the sessions you plan on attending. Please note that attendance at the "The Nuts and Bolts of Graduate Level Writing & APA Formatting" AND "Orientation to Mental Health Counseling" sessions are required of all new students. Please make sure to register for both of these sessions and attendance is tracked.
Click here for the Colloquium Schedule
Click here to register for the colloquium
MS Counseling Student Handbook
2014 American Counseling Association Code of Ethics
Recommendations for Registration
All new students must register for MACP50000 Professional Orientation to Mental health Counseling their first term. Beyond that, there is a lot of flexibility as to what students can enroll in, but it is recommended that they take the following prerequisites in NO particular order:
MACP50010 Psychopathology: Diagnostic and Treatment Planning
MACP50060 Helping Relationships: Basic Counseling Skills
MACP50080 Group Work: Clinical Theory and Practice
MACP51010 Counseling Theories
MACP51190 Professional Counseling Ethics
New students may also take other core courses if they like, such as:
MACP50020 Human Growth & Development
MACP50030 Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling
MACP50070 Career and Lifestyle Development: Challenges of Adulthood
New students may also take a counseling elective course, or if a post-graduate certificate/concentration area (Adventure-based Psychotherapy, Ecotherapy, or Expressive Art Therapy) is also being pursued, it is strongly encouraged that students consider taking the corresponding Foundations course their first term to be connected to their passion from the beginning of their educational journey.
Important Note: All new students will be assigned a Faculty Advisor prior to New Student Orientation. During the first term, students are required to meet their Faculty Advisor to complete their Degree Plan to map out each subsequent semester until graduation.
*Completion of a graduate-level counseling degree may not lead to licensure in all states/regions. All applicants are strongly encouraged to research licensure requirements in their own state. Those applicants planning to work for the Department of Veteran's Affairs are also encouraged to research employment requirements for military and veteran counselors.