Adrian Dominican School of Education
Just a few short miles from the pristine beaches, Atlantic Ocean coastline, and Everglades in the thriving region of Miami Shores, Barry University is a private liberal arts institution rooted in the Catholic intellectual traditions for a well-rounded education. First founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters as the Barry College for Women, the university has since expanded to be a coeducational university focused on hands-on career preparation for its diverse community of more than 4,500 students. Within the Adrian Dominican School of Education (ADSOE), the Department of Counseling is committed to prepare compassionate, caring, ethical, and highly skilled professional counselors to work with a wide range of cultural populations.
Master of Science (M.S.) in School Counseling
For students who are interested in guidance counselor roles within the elementary or secondary school environment, the School Counseling program aims to provide the skills needed to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive developmental guidance programs for children of all ages from preschool to twelfth grade. Within the required 54 credit hours, students gain expertise in student services personnel, child therapy and guidance, family therapy, consultation procedures, exceptionality in learning, career development, life work planning, and human growth and development. Graduates from the program meet the requirements for certification in PK-12 Guidance and Counseling by the Florida Department of Education.
Master of Science (M.S.) in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling
Within the Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling program, students are educated to become qualified counselors with systemic theories and practices for future therapeutic work with couples and families. The rigorous curriculum of 63 total credits is designed to develop crucial clinical skills to help couples or families deal with relationship issues, life cycle transitions, developmental crises, and other common family living problems. After successfully completing the practicum and internship hours, graduates exceed the academic and clinical requirements to apply for licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy in the state.
Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program intends to provide students with intensive training in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of individuals who are dealing with various mental health problems. With a keen focus on individual, group, and family therapy techniques, the program consists of 39 counseling core credits, 21 specialization credits, a counseling practicum experience, and a counseling internship to satisfy all requirements for licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida. Students can also decide to enroll in a dual specialization with Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling to become eligible for licensure in both fields.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling
Aligned to meet the highest training standards within the counseling profession, the Ph.D. in Counseling program was the first doctoral program in South Florida to become accredited by the CACREP. Designed to inspire students' vision and passion for leadership in the counseling profession, the program is committed to educating students to excel as clinical practitioners, educators, and researchers. For successful completion, students are required to complete 18 credits in counseling core courses, 12 credits in family therapy cognates, 9 credits in advanced research methods, 9 credits in clinical supervised internships, and 6 credits in dissertation.
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC)
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161