Counseling Psychology Programs in Arkansas
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To work as a counseling psychologist in Arkansas, you must complete at least a graduate degree in psychology or a related field. Some of the courses you can expect to complete during your first few years in the program may include:

  • Statistics in psychology
  • History of psychology
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Assessment and interviewing skills
  • Neuropsychology
  • Research methods
  • Case management
  • Ethics

In your fourth year of study, you will likely have the opportunity to practice your skills during a supervised internship. When you apply to graduate school, you must achieve a passing score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and meet the school's coursework and grade point requirements. The American Psychological Association recommends that students consider their career goals, academic background, learning style, work experience and financial resources before applying to a graduate program in Psychology in Arkansas and nationwide.

Counseling Psychology Licensing Requirements in Arkansas

The Arkansas State Board of Psychology sets the requirements for licensure of counseling psychologists in the state. To obtain the title of Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), you must complete all of the following:

  • Pay a $200 application fee
  • Pay a $20 fee if you request to have the application packet mailed to you
  • Complete all coursework needed for a graduate degree in Psychology in Arkansas
  • Complete 60 semester hours at a college that has met the accreditation standards of a regional accrediting board
  • 3,000 hours of post-master supervised counseling experience completed over three years

Counselors whose work is still subject to supervision are referred to as Associate Licensed Counselors.

Career Outlook Counseling and Psychologists in Arkansas

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an average annual income of $62,500 in 2014 for counseling psychologists in Arkansas. The nationwide job growth outlook is anticipated to be 22 percent through the end of this decade. The career options that can open up once you have with a graduate degree in psychology are diverse and include several different aspects of counseling. Some of the possible job titles for graduates of counseling psychology programs in Arkansas may include:

  • Master's Level Therapist
  • School Psychologist
  • Industrial Psychologist
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Youth Services Case Manager

If you are ready to look into your options for earning your counseling psychology degree in Arkansas, take some time to request information from the schools listed on our site. You can then compare admissions, curriculum and costs of getting your counseling degree in Arkansas before choosing a school.

Counseling Psychology Degree Programs

Welcome to the most complete directory on the Web of Counseling Psychology programs. It contains all the nationally accredited programs, from 233 schools across the country.

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University of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology - Counseling Psychology
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology