Our 12-credit postbaccalaureate Bachelor’s Certificate in Counseling is for professionals in the field who wish to increase their knowledge of counseling without taking a full master’s degree. The program provides career laddering opportunities, as course credits are transferable to Rutgers School of Health Professions M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling program. Students have the option of classroom or online courses.
As a preresquiste, students must hold a Bachelor’s degree.
There is a rolling admission application process.
For more information on the program, please email Dr. Janice Oursler or call 908-889-2462.
For assistance with the application or registration process, please email Debbie Rich or Kristy Boyce.
You will receive email notification regarding your acceptance into the certificate program with instructions on how to proceed to register for classes and how to submit documentation that is required.
PSRT5102 Counseling Techniques I – 3 credits
This is an introductory course in basic counseling skills. The course focuses on client and counselor self-understanding and self-development in order to facilitate change.
PSRT5323 Theories of Counseling and Personality – 3 credits
Major theories of counseling and personality are studied with regard to key concepts, the therapeutic process, and applications in providing counseling services. The effectiveness, limitations, and appropriateness of these theories for helping diverse populations are examined.
PSRT5313 Foundations of the Counseling Profession – 3 credits
This course provides an overview of the foundations of the counseling profession including the history and philosophy of the field; counselor roles, functions and scope of practice; professional credentialing; public and private policy processes; counseling-related legislation; ethical standards and decision-making, and advocacy processes to address institutional and social barriers.
PSRT5123 Community Counseling and Resources – 3 credits
The course develops counseling skills and provides information about the use of community resources to guide individuals successfully through the process of selecting valued roles in the community with emphasis on career from referral to case closure. Topics include methods and practices for interviewing, assessment, interdisciplinary consultation in both public and private settings. case management, and documentation.
Students who have previous coursework in one or more of these areas may substitute other courses by advisement. Other courses which may be considered for the certificate include:
|PSRT5103 Human Growth and Development
||PSRT5201 Career Development Theory
|PSRT5403 Career Counseling and Consultation
||PSRT5242 Group Methods
|PSRT5030 Statistical and Research Methods
||PSRT5315 Evaluation and Assessment
|PSRT5320 Social and Cultural Diversity Issues
||PSRT5132 Medical Aspects of Disability