Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

The Professional Counselor license (LPC) is awarded by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and not by Cameron University. The academic requirements for the LPC can be found at

www.ok.gov/health/Protective_Health/
Professional_Counselor_Licensing_Division

Below we have listed the academic requirements of the LPC and the Cameron Courses that fulfill each requirement. Some courses have prerequisites which must be met prior to enrollment. All students must be admitted to graduate studies prior to enrollment. Please contact the Graduate Advisor, Claudia Edwards, at 580-581-7929 or cedwards@cameron.edu to enroll in graduate courses.

 

Part I - Core Requirements (27 or more hours)

  1. Human Growth and Development (at least one, three-hour course)
    • PSY 5203 Human Development

  2. Abnormal Human Behavior (at least one, three-hour course)
    • PSY 5363 Psychopathology

  3. Appraisal/Assessment Techniques: (at least two, three-hour courses)
    • PSY 5513 Assessment in Personality
    • PSY 5523 Assessment in Intelligence
    • PSY 5333 Assessment in Marriage and Family

  4. Counseling Theories / Methods (at least two, three-hour courses )
    • PSY 5433 Counseling Theories
    • PSY 5033 Basic Counseling Skills
    • PSY 5703 Individual Counseling

  5. Professional Orientation / Ethics (at least one, three-hour course)
    • PSY 5003 Ethical Principles in Counseling, Assessment, and Research

  6. Research (at least one, three-hour course)
    • PSY 5013 Research Methods in the Behavioral Science
    • PSY 5053 Introduction to Statistics in Behavioral Science

  7. Practicum (at least 300 clock hours and a minimum of 3 credit hours) Note: Practicum at Cameron is 150 clock hours; thus, two practicum courses must be completed. Practicum courses can be repeated.
    • PSY 5743 Clinical Practicum I
    • PSY 5753 Clinical Practicum II

ELECTIVE COURSES -
Part II - Knowledge Areas (at least 5 courses of 3 hours each)

  1. Group Dynamics
    • PSY 5713 Group Counseling

  2. Life Style and Career Development
    • PSY 5253 Career Counseling and Lifestyle Development

  3. Social and Cultural Foundations
    • PSY 5383 Multicultural Psychology
    • PSY 5583 Advanced Social Psychology

  4. Personality Theories
    • PSY 5243 Advanced Psychology of Personality

  5. Crisis Intervention
    • PSY 5073 Crisis Intervention

  6. Marriage / Family Counseling
    • PSY 5393 Systems Theory
    • PSY 5323 Theoretical Foundations of Marital and Family Systems
    • PSY 5353 Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy
    • PSY 5343 Marriage and Family Counseling

  7. Psychopharmacology
    • PSY 5453 Psychopharmacology

  8. Addictions counseling
    • PSY 5423 Drug and Alcohol Counseling Theories
    • PSY 5373 Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Part III - Additional courses to reach the 60 hours required.

May be completed by taking courses from the above areas or counseling related courses listed below:

  • PSY 5043 Human Sexuality
  • PSY 5053 Introduction to Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY 5063 Advanced Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY 5223 Psychology of Aging
  • PSY 5313 Psychology of Interpersonal Communication
  • PSY 5413 Advanced Human Cognition
  • PSY 5473 Advanced Physiological Psychology

Contact Information

Office of Admissions

North Shepler, 2nd Floor
(580) 581-2289
(580) 581-2230
admissions@cameron.edu

Program Inquiries:

School of Business
Suzy Jouben
(580) 581-2271
kjouben@cameron.edu

School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Claudia Edwards
(580) 581-7929
cedwards@cameron.edu

Prospective Student Services

Ashley Del Ciello
North Shepler, 2nd Floor
(580) 581-5489
graduate@cameron.edu