Graduate Counseling

I am forever indebted to Trevecca's Graduate Counseling Program. It helped me build a solid foundation for a great career in the mental health field. The education, supervision, and support I received from my professors were invaluable. I highly recommend this program.
— David Mark Thomas, LPC-MHSP, NCC, Clinical Director, LifeCare Family Services

The Graduate Counseling Program emphasizes development of professional counselors and their professional identity, offering degrees in counseling, marriage and family therapy, and doctoral counselor education and supervision. The master degree programs meet academic requirements for licensure, as these programs are designed to prepare students for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC-MHSP) or marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in the state of Tennessee. The doctoral degree program offers an advanced professional experience for clinicians seeking to enhance not only therapeutic skills but also to develop further their professional identity and involvement in teaching, supervision, or clinical practice.

Trevecca's Marriage and Family Therapy Program trains and develops therapists of the highest caliber and produces a unique combination of deep community and rich exploration for its students.
— Amy Alexander, LMFT, Exec. Dir., Therapist, The Refuge Center for Counseling

Master's Degree Programs

 

Master of Arts in Counseling (MA)

The counseling degree program is a 60-hour program which leads toward licensure as a professional counselor (LPC-MHSP).

*Program of Study

 

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT)

The marriage and family degree program is a 60-hour program which leads toward licensure as a marital and family therapist (LMFT).

*Program of Study

Students pursuing the MA or the MMFT normally start with an assigned group or cycle of students. Two cycles start in the fall, a Saturday and a Tuesday cycle. A second Saturday cycle begins in the spring, and a Thursday cycle begins in the summer.  Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday classes meet from 8 am-2:45 pm.

For more program information, click here.

 

*Programs of study for students who began the program prior to fall 2011 or who began fall 2011 but prior to fall 2012 may be requested by contacting the Graduate Counseling office at 615-248-1384.  Please indicate the semester and year in which you began the Graduate Counseling Program in order to receive the appropriate program of study.

Doctoral Degree Program

The art of therapy relies upon the clinician’s grasp of therapeutic models, a deep understanding of the client’s human condition, and a sense of confidence in self and model, all woven together with grace.  This is what can be attained through the PhD Clinical Counseling program at Trevecca.  I personally received a valuable integration of research training and intervention techniques.  This has increased my own love of learning and growing and has enabled me to become a better clinician and supervisor.”

— Dianne Bradley, PhD, LMFT, The Center for Marriage & the Family

PhD Clinical Counseling: Teaching & Supervision

The doctoral program in Clinical Counseling began in the fall of 2007 with its first cohort of students. The program originated as a Doctor of Education (EdD) and recently was converted to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision. 

This degree will prepare counselors and marriage and family therapists for work in a variety of settings: supervisory, administrative, clinical, teaching, and research positions. The education and training from this program will help counselors gain leadership and service skills that employers are currently seeking.

Admissions Prerequisites

Master’s degrees in counseling, marriage and family therapy,  or a similar field are considered for admission. An acceptable degree focuses on development of the professional counselor identity, which often leads to professional licensure, and includes core competency prerequisite coursework.

As the Graduate Counseling Program is in the process of acquiring specialized accreditation, the following core counseling courses, or equivalency, are prerequisites for admission to the doctoral program (many graduate programs in counseling/counseling related field will likely satisfy these prerequisites):

  • Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Group Work
  • Career Counseling
  • Helping Relationships
  • Ethics
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Assessment
  • Practicum/Internship - minimum two semesters
  • Abnormal Psychology

For more detailed program and application information, click here.

The PhD program begins a new cohort in the fall semester of each year.

The fall 2014 doctoral cohort has been filled. We are now accepting applications for the fall 2015 doctoral cohort. The admission deadline for the fall 2015 cohort is March 15, 2015.

*Programs of Study

PhD Clinical Counseling: Teaching & Supervision - Marriage & Family
PhD Clinical Counseling: Teaching & Supervision - Counseling

*Programs of study for students who began the program prior to fall 2013 may be requested by contacting the Graduate Counseling office at 615-248-1384. Please indicate the semester and year in which you began the Graduate Counseling Program in order to receive the appropriate program of study.

Additional Doctoral Program Information

Doctoral Internship (students who began program fall 2011 and after)
Doctoral Practicum (students who began program prior to fall 2011)

Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Information (students who began program fall 2013 & after)
Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Information (students who began program fall 2011 & 2012)
Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Information (students who began prior to fall 2011)

 

Post-Graduate Certificate Program

Healthy Sexuality Certificate

The Trevecca Nazarene University Healthy Sexuality certificate program is designed to train post-graduate individuals from a faith-based perspective to develop the knowledge and skills needed to effectively work with individuals and couples who experience sexual issues. It provides the advance training one needs to market himself/herself as a certified Healthy Sexuality Treatment Provider.

The certificate program is a one-year, 18 credit hour program that is offered in an online format. The program is comprised of six courses (3 credit hours per course). One of the six courses is offered every two months online by qualified faculty in the field. Faculty members within this program are carefully selected to provide participants the latest training in a faith based environment.

*Program of Study

Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission into the certificate program include the following:

  1. Graduate degree in mental health (counseling, marriage & family, social work) or ministry-related field (M.Div., M.A., etc.)
  2. Official copy of all academic transcripts and history of strong academic performance (minimum GPA of 3.25)
  3. Three letters of reference and recommendation
  4. If applicable, documentation of clinical licensure

For more detailed program and application information, contact Teresa Geuy at 615-248-1351 or tgeuy@trevecca.edu.

Click here to apply.

How To Apply

Master of Arts in Counseling or
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy 

Program Information

Cycles of new students begin three times during the year: fall, spring, and summer.

Applications are now being received for the fall 2014 semester.  Plans are to begin a Saturday and a Tuesday cycle (classes meet from 8:00am- 2:45pm).

The application deadline for the fall 2014 semester is June 15, 2014.

The entire application packet is due by this deadline.

Application

Reference Assessment Form (2 required)
MAT/GRE Information
Immunization Information

Application packets may also be requested by contacting the Graduate Counseling office at admissions_gradcouns@trevecca.edu or by calling 615-248-1384.

PhD Clinical Counseling: Teaching & Supervision

Program Information

Applications are being received for the fall 2015 cohort. The application deadline for the fall 2015 doctoral cohort is March 15, 2015.

Application

Recommendation Form  (3 required)
Immunization Information

Application packets may also be requested by contacting the Graduate Counseling office at admissions_gradcouns@trevecca.edu or by calling 615-248-1384.

Healthy Sexuality Certificate

Application


Application information may also be requested by contacting Teresa Geuy at tgeuy@trevecca.edu or by calling 615-248-1351.

Academic Catalog

The Academic Catalog contains detailed information regarding the Graduate Counseling Program.  Some of this information pertains to the application process, degree requirements, academic policies, etc.  Also available in the catalog are all course descriptions for each master's program and the doctoral program.

Click link to review the Academic Catalog

 

Faculty and Staff

Program Newsletter

To keep current with happenings in the Graduate Counseling Program, feel free to read our weekly program newsletter.

Fall 2011

Spring 2012

Summer 2012

Fall 2012

Spring 2013

Summer 2013

Fall 2013

Spring 2014

Summer 2014