What Type of Counseling Degree Should You Earn?

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Grand Canyon University offers a variety of online counseling degrees to help learners find their purpose as counseling professionals. If you already know that a career in counseling is the right path for you, but you aren’t sure which type of counseling you would like to practice, then read on to learn about some of the online graduate degrees in counseling, including emphasis areas, offered at GCU:

Christian Counseling

If you want to incorporate Christian principles into your professional counseling career, then consider earning the Master of Science in Christian Counseling degree. While completing this program, you prepare to serve people who have behavioral and emotional challenges by completing coursework in areas such as counseling in traumatic circumstances, applying the story of the Bible to counseling practice and integrating the Christian worldview into counseling theory and practice.

Marriage and Family Counseling

If you want to make a difference in the lives of couples and families, the Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy can provide you with the education and experience that you need to pursue this goal. While earning this degree, students explore topics such as human sexuality, group counseling theories and the structure and dynamics of families.

Childhood and Adolescence Disorders Counseling

GCU’s Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders prepares you to have a positive influence on families and children in a variety of settings. Among this program’s course topics are developmental disabilities, the science of psychopathology and childhood and adolescent trauma.

Trauma Counseling

The Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma program offers you comprehensive education and in-depth training to prepare you to provide patients with trauma-informed care. Some examples of this degree’s course topics include psychopharmacology, the treatment of trauma-related disorders and abuse and crisis detection.

You can learn more about Grand Canyon University’s online counseling degrees by visiting the College of Humanities and Social Sciences or using the Request More Information button on this page.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.

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