Master's Level Programs

The Master of Arts degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy includes eight Areas of Emphasis.

General Studies

Adlerian Studies (Online)

Art Therapy

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Marriage and Family Therapy

School Counseling

 

Students seeking licensure in any of the areas below are encouraged to consult program advisors regarding specific course requirements.  Students may also benefit from reviewing the unique licensing requirements of the respective Board or governing body:

  • AT-R- Art Therapy Registration and Board Certification (BC)  Art Therapy Credentials Board 
  • LMFT - Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • LPC/LPCC - Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
  • LSC - Minnesota State Board of Teaching

Adlerian Studies (Online)

The program is an online Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy, with an Emphasis in Adlerian Studies. This 48 credit program includes fifteen, three-credit courses and a three-credit Master's Project. The Online Adlerian Studies Emphasis Area will be delivered almost exclusively through distance education delivery methods. An extended residential weekend is a part of the program.

Art Therapy

Adler Graduate School’s unique course program integrates Adlerian theory and technique into the creative and expressive realm of art therapy. It will allow students to get specialized training in art therapy theory and practice that is integrated into either a 63 credit clinical education in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) track, a 69 credit Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) track or a 81 credit Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor track (LPCC). The art therapy component consists of 8 courses (24 credits) of required art therapy content areas that are taught by Registered Art Therapists (ATR). The field work component consists of a supervised 100 hour practicum and a supervised 600 hour internship of which 350 hours must be direct client art therapy service. Students participate in 5.5 credits of group (max 8 participants) clinical instruction/supervision lead by an ATR and .5 credit of individual ATR supervision. Students are required to have a minimum of one (1) hour of individual supervision for every ten (10) hours of client contact.

Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders

The Adler Graduate School is pleased to offer the Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with a major in Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders.   The emphasis of this state-of-the-art degree is on the progressive

General Studies

The Adler Graduate School offers the Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis in General Studies. The General Studies emphasis does not require certain skills-based courses, does not include an internship component, and does not prepare students for licensure in any state.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Upon completion of both the MA degree and field experience, the graduate begins post-degree supervision toward full licensure. This must take place under a Board Approved Supervisor. Total is 4,000 post-degree hours that are counseling in nature including 1,800 hours of face to face clinical contact (requirement effective August 1, 2011). Supervision requirement is 200 hours of which 100 hours minimum must be individual supervision and 100 hours maximum group supervision.

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

The Adler Graduate School prepares students to pursue the professional role of clinical mental health counselor. This is a nationally recognized field in the practice of mental health.

Marriage and Family Therapy

The Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis requires a minimum of 48 credits leading to eligibility for licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist. These 48 credits include a six-credit internship experience and a three-credit Master’s Project.

School Counseling

Adlerians have a long history of working in school settings. After World War I, Alfred Adler founded over 30 child guidance clinics in Vienna to train parents, students and teachers to live cooperatively in a participatory democracy.