1 Master of Arts (Counseling Psychology) M.A. (Counseling Psychology) Objectives 1. To prepare competent counseling psychologists who are capable of providing professional services to individuals, groups, and organizations in an ethical manner. 2. To assist students in mastering the scientific basis of counseling psychology intervention, diagnostics and research methods, and facilitating growth among people and organizations. 3. To provide students with investigative skills enabling them to advance and transfer knowledge in the area of counseling psychology. Admission The applicant must: 1. Hold the qualifications specified in Thammasat University Regulations on Graduate Studies (1971), including the revised editions of and Have earned a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 2.50 and 3. Have at least a Bachelor s degree from an educational institution in the country or abroad approved by the Ministry of University Affairs with: a) a major in psychology or b) at least 18 credits in psychology, or c) at least two years experience working in one of the following fields: psychiatry, Counseling, or a related field. Academic System 1. This is a day program offered during the morning and afternoon hours throughout the trimesters of the regular academic year. Requirements for the M.A. degree must be completed in not more than 9 trimesters. 2. Prerequisites: a) Students who are admitted with insufficient background knowledge in particular areas must take appropriate remedial course work. They must also pass a department examination prior to beginning graduate study. Failure to meet program requirements will result in dismissal. b) Prerequisite courses are not counted in the program credits. 3. The Counseling Psychology Program includes education in theory, practice, and research. a) Theory refers to the study of the scientific basis of counseling psychology and consists of required and elective courses. b) Practice training includes practicum and internship placements. b.1 Practicum refers to provision of theoretical orientation along with field placement experience and supervised practice. b.2 Internship placement requires a minimum of 14 weeks (full-time) or 28 weeks (half-time) with at least 100 hours of counseling practice to meet the Department of Psychology Examining Committee requirements for the M.A. degree. b.3 Students must also participate in an academic seminar, workshop, extended educational workshop, counseling training, or relevant workshop/seminar for at least 18 hours with evidence of participation (e.g., certificate or other appropriate documentation). 4. Comprehensive Examination The Comprehensive Examination is required for the M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology and can be taken only after a minimum of 24 units of required course work has been completed with a cumulative grade-point average of Each student will be allowed to take the Comprehensive Examination not more than 3 times. The Examination is graded as P (pass) or N (fail): no numerical scores are assigned. The comprehensive Examination must be passed before the student may begin formal work on the Master s thesis. 5. Master s Thesis Once the Comprehensive Examination is passed, a student may register for the Master s thesis. The thesis is an original contribution to knowledge. Research ideas are developed in conjunction with the student s faculty advisor(s). It is the student s responsibility to recruit 3 faculty members for the thesis committee. Two members must come from the Department of
2 Psychology and one must be external to the Psychology Department. Review of the thesis proposal by the Faculty Departmental Committee and an external reviewer is required. When the thesis topic is approved by the thesis advisor, the student should present a petition to the Chairparson of the Counseling Psychology Program to register for thesis credits. 6. Thesis Writing Students should follow the guidelines given in the 1993 Thammasat University Graduate School Thesis Registration and Writing Document. Thesis format should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Curriculum Total Requirements Course Structure Required Courses Prescribed Elective Courses Elective Courses Thesis 57 credits 33 credits 6 credits 6 credits 12 credits List of Courses Refresher Courses PC. 501 Learning and Basic Skills in Counseling 3 credits PC. 502 Developmental Psychology and Personality 3 credits Required Courses Research and Evaluation Category PC. 612 Applied Statistics in Behavioral Science 3 credits PC. 614 Psychological Research 3 credits Appraisal of Individual Category PC. 613 Assessment in Counseling 3 credits Professional Orientation Category 3 credits PC. 661 Ethical Issues in Counseling Psychology 3 credits PC. 781 Internship in Counseling Psychology 1 3 credits PC. 782 Internship in Counseling Psychology 2 3 credits 5 Career Development Category 3 credits PC. 662 Career Development 3 credits Helping Relations in Counseling Psychology Category PC. 671 Theories in Counseling 3 credits PC. 672 Process in Counseling 3 credits Groups Category PC. 771 Supervised Practicum in Counseling Psychology 3 credits PC. 772 Group Counseling: Theories and Techniques 3 credits Thesis PC. 800 Thesis 12 credits Prescribed Elective Courses Two of the Following Courses are required: PC. 663 Personal and Professional Development 3 credits PC. 664 Eastern and Western Psychology : Application in Counseling 3 credits PC. 761 Seminar on Current Issues in Counseling Psychology 3 credits
3 Elective Courses At least two of the following courses are required: PC. 607 Advanced Educational Psychology 3 credits PC. 608 Differential Psychology 3 credits PC. 618 Application of Computer Packages for Psychological Research 3 credits PC. 626 Psychology of Social Behavior 3 credits PC. 627 The Socio-Cultural Context of Human Behavior 3 credits PC. 628 Foundation of Community Psychology 3 credits PC. 668 Stress Management 3 credits PC. 676 Counseling and Guidance in School Setting 3 credits PC. 677 Family Counseling 3 credits PC. 686 Mental Health 3 credits PC. 687 Advanced Studies of Exceptional Children 3 credits PC. 728 Social Problems and Adjustment 3 credits PC. 766 Career Planning 3 credits PC. 767 Career Resources 3 credits PC. 776 Biofeedback in Psychological Practice 3 credits PC. 778 Administration in Personnel and Counseling Services 3 credits PC. 786 Behavior Disorders 3 credits PC. 787 Advanced Studies of Abnormal Psychology 3 credits PC. 796 Advanced Psychotherapy 3 credits PC. 797 Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy 3 credits PC. 798 Behavior Modification and Therapy 3 credits PC. 800 Thesis 12 credits Degree Requirements The Degree of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology will be conferred in recognition of the following: 1. Complete all courses according to the curriculum, following all rules and Regulations of the Faculty and Thammasat University. 2. A cumulative G.P.A. of at least Pass the comprehensive examination and the foreign language requirement. 4. An S for the thesis. 5. A P for all internship courses. 6. A P for the evaluation of the Committee of the Graduate Program and Ethics in Counseling Psychology. Course Description PC. 501 Learning and Basic Skills in Counseling 3 credits Introduction to theoretical components and principles which influence learning. Skills and practice of effective counseling work will then be taught. The Course will focus on the application of theories and basic skills in counseling. PC. 502 Developmental Psychology and Personality 3 credits The study of human development on the physiological and psychological levels. Understanding of personality development at different life-cycle stages and in various psycho-social contexts. Normal and abnormal development will be examined with the application of theory to personal growth and self-actualization. PC. 607 Advanced Educational Psychology 3 credits The study of psycho-educational theories and interventions. The educational process,
4 including the importance of motivation and cognitive development in educational settings. Current educational psychology research. PC. 608 Differential Psychology 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.612 or consent of instructor The study of individual differences in intelligence, academic achievement, aptitude. Personality, vocational interests, and values. Group differences on these factors in terms of age, race, gender, social status, and other group factors PC. 612 Applied Statistics in Behavioral Science 3 credits The study of research methods and data analysis procedures including probability theory, sampling techniques, hypothesis testing, regression analyses, analyses of variance and covariance. Non-parametric statistics, and elementary multivariate statistics. PC. 613 Assessment in Counseling 3 credits Prerequisite : PG.612 The selection, administration, and analysis of the results of psychological tests of personality, intelligence, psychopathology, career interests, attitudes, and educational achievement as used by counseling psychologists. Students will prepare reports presenting the results of testing. PC. 614 Psychological Research 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.612 or consent of instructor Study of research methodology used in counseling psychology research. Analysis of published research with emphasis placed on scientific writing. Students will conduct original research in a relevant area of interest. PC. 618 Application of Computer Packages for Psychological Research 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.612 or consent of instructor Use of statistical programs for data organization, analysis, and presentation. PC. 626 Psychology of Social Behavior 3 credits The study of social psychology, personality structure and small group dynamics. Patterns of culture and values of group development, group forming, group process relating to personality and roles of group members, social behavior influenced by the group such as conformity and imitation. PC. 627 The Socio-Cultural Context of Human Behavior 3 credits The study of social and cultural influences on human behavior. Emphasis on selfperception and perception of others, group conformity, factors effecting behavior, control of deviant behaviors, the influence of social roles and values. The influence of cultural factors on behavior will also be investigated. PC. 628 Foundation of Community Psychology 3 credits An examination of community psychology theories and applications. Trends and advancements in contemporary community intervention. Applications to Thai societal problems including public health issues and community development. Primary prevention of mental disorders. PC. 661 Ethical Issues in Counseling Psychology 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.671 or consent of instructor The examination of ethical issues in counseling psychology. Examples of ethical and unethical conduct. The course enables students to provide professional services to clients, colleagues, organizations, and communities based on established ethical principles.
5 PC. 662 Career Development 3 credits Study of theories relevant to individual career development. Characteristics of each occupation and facilitation of awareness about the client s potential will be investigated. Students will learn skills required for comprehensive career search and career counseling services. PC. 663 Personal and Professional Development 3 credits The use of psychological theories to understand individual behavior and personality functioning. Skills in administering tests, recording, and observations of relevant behaviors. The use of self understanding, self-control and behavior modification to achieve more adequate adjustment. 11 PC. 664 Eastern and Western Psychology : Application in Counseling 3 credits Comparative study of philosophical principles and concepts derived from Eastern and Western traditions. Applications to assist clients to achieve greater self-actualization. PC. 668 Stress Management 3 credits The study of factors associated with stress. Fundamental principles and stages in resolving stressful situations in order to reduce daily life problems will be included. PC. 671 Theories in Counseling 3 credits Prerequlisite : Consent of instructor The study of theories of counseling psychology to promote human potential and to change problematic behavior. PC. 672 Process in Counseling 3 credits The study of intervention methods. The counseling process, variables and other factors relating to effective counseling. PC. 676 Counseling and Guidance in School Setting 3 credits A study of counseling techniques, educational and vocational guidance methods, and techniques of counseling children and adolescents in school. PC. 677 Family Counseling 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.671 or consent of instructor Theories of family functioning, interactional characteristics, problems and needs of family members. Intervention techniques derived from family systems theories. PC. 686 Mental Health 3 credits Study of mental health theories including psychological effects of illness-wellness. Emphasis on causes and primary prevention. PC. 687 Advanced Studies of Exceptional Children 3 credits The biopsychosocial aspects of various groups of exceptional children, e.g. learning disabled youths; those with deficiency in hearing, speech, vision and movement; the mentally retarded; gifted children. Students will be required to write reports on institutional services for exceptional children in Thailand. The course covers causes, diagnoses and appropriate treatments for exceptional children.
6 PC. 728 Social Problems and Adjustment 3 credits Study of social problems and their causes. Prevention techniques leading to healthy adjustment. The influence of social environments and institutions which result in psychological difficulties. PC. 761 Seminar on Current Issues in Counseling Psychology 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.772 or consent of instructor Examine and discuss current issues and research findings in counseling psychology. Emphasis will be placed on clinical applications to major societal problems. PC. 766 Career Planning 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.662 or consent of instructor Study of the plans and preparation of clients for effective work in various organizations. Techniques of promoting effective and appropriate job placement of individuals according to their aptitudes and abilities. PC. 767 Career Resources 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.662 or consent of instructor Study of the services available in the career resource center. Use of data obtained from organizational settings. This course covers the applications of advanced technology for career development. PC. 771 Supervised Practicum in Counseling Psychology 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.672 or consent of instructor Students will receive instruction on the use of various counseling theories they will utilize in practicum settings. The course will include invivo and simulated situations as well as actual case materials. PC. 772 Group Counseling : Theories and Techniques 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.672 or consent of instructor The study of intervention and theories of group counseling, group arrangement, leadership roles and other factors influencing individual and group change. Current theories, techniques, and skills in group counseling will be reviewed. PC. 776 Biofeedback in Psychological Practice 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.772 or consent of instructor Using biofeedback apparatus and procedures to reduce stress which is influenced by physical and psychological circumstances. PC. 778 Administration in Personnel and Counseling Services 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.772 or consent of instructor Learning the nature of counseling service, establishment and management of the organization in the center and in the community. Practice in writing projects. PC. 781 Internship in Counseling Psychology 1 3 credits Prerequisites : Comprehensive examination and consent of the Departmental committee This course will prepare students to function as counseling psychology interns in various agencies. Instruction will occur under the direction of the major on-site supervisor and the university faculty member in charge of the particular setting. PC. 782 Internship in Counseling Psychology 2 3 credits Prerequisites : Comprehensive examination and consent of the departmental committee Continuation of PC.781 for those who have not completed the requirements of PC.781 Prepare students to function as counseling psychology interns in various agencies. Instruction under direction of the major on site supervisor and the university faculty member in charge of the particular setting.
7 PC. 786 Behavior Disorders 3 credits Theories and relevant research on types, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders. Prevention strategies will also be examined. PC. 787 Advanced studies of Abnormal Psychology 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.786 or consent of instructor The analysis of causes and pathology of abnormal behaviors, case studies and experiments done in psychiatric settings. PC. 796 Advanced Psychotherapy 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.787 A study of techniques, theories, and skills in various types of psychological treatments (individual and group) with psychiatric patients. Analysis of outcome research in psychotherapy. PC. 797 Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.787 or consent of instructor Theories and methods of psychoanalytic oriented psychotherapy. Application of analytic techniques with psychiatric patients. The preparation of psychological reports and the presentation of case materials. PC. 798 Behavior Modification and Therapy 3 credits Prerequisite : PC.787 or consent of instructor Application of theory and research based on learning principles for the modification of abnormal/maladaptive behaviors. Methods to maintain behavior change. Cognitive therapy techniques. PC. 800 Thesis 12 credits Academic Staff Professor Ratana Siripanich B.Ed. (Hons.), Burapa University M.Ed. (Developmental Psychology). Srinakarinvirot Ph.D. (Educational Measurement and Statistics). University of lowa (U.S.A.) Associate Professors Racharee Nopakate B.Sc., M.Ed. M.A. (Experimental Psychology) Siri-on Wichawut B.Ed., M.S. (Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Sri-ruen Keawkungwan B.A. (Hons.), B.Ed. M.A., Ph.D. (Developmental Psychology) Tipawadee Amawatana B.A. (Hons.). M.Psych. (Clinical Psychology) Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology) Sidtichoke Waranusuntikule B.Ed. (Psychology) M.Ed. (Ed. Psychology) Ph.D. (Social Organizational Psychology) Assistant Professors Surin Ronakiat M.A. (Counseling). Michigan State University, U.S.A. Teerasak Kambanarak B.A. (1 st class hons.) M.A. (Industrial Psychology) Warunee Poowasarakul B.Ed., M.Ed. M.A. (Education) Wilaiwan Yamalee B.A. (Psych.). A.A. in Ed. (Guidance and Counseling)
8 Instructors On-anong Cousins B.Ed., M.Ed. (Ed.Psychology) Rujana Tiansi M.A. (Industrial and Organizational Psychology) B.A. (Social Work) M.A. (Counseling) Ed.D. Ubolwanna Pawakananta B.A., M.A. Ph.D. (Experimental Psych.) Vichai Voharndee B.A. (Hons.), LL.B. M.A. (Mass Com) Special Instructors Direk Srisu-kho B.Ed. (Hons.). M.Ed. Ph.D. (Educ. Research) Teeraporn Uwanno B.a. M.A. Ph.D. (Social Psychology).
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