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Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Professional Counseling Certificate Programs

These programs provides graduate-level psychology and counseling courses to individuals seeking to meet credentialing requirements or augment their training. Learn more about the certificates of advanced graduate studies (CAGS) in cognitive behavior therapy and professional counseling offered by the  School of Professional and Applied Psychology.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

The Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) track is designed to train mental health professionals in the application, theory and advanced practice of cognitive behavior therapy. A six-credit (6) cognitive behavior therapy seminar taught by experts in the field forms the basis of this program. This seminar* runs from September through June and is held on one Saturday a month. In addition, students complete two (2) three-credit (3) courses taught with a cognitive behavior therapy focus.

*Offered on the Philadelphia campus

Professional Counseling

The Professional Counseling track is an individualized program designed to provide mental health professionals with the courses necessary to take the licensing exam that leads to a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential in Pennsylvania and the National Certified Counselor (NCC) Credential. These courses* may be used in conjunction with an earned master's degree from an accredited college to complete the 60 course credits required to take the LPC licensing exam.

For additional information regarding Pennsylvania state licensing requirements, students are encouraged to visit the web site for the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. Students who hold a 48 credit masters degree in counseling may complete up to 12 credits of courses offered within PCOM's MS in Mental Health Counseling program. These courses will allow the student to meet the 60 credit course requirement for licensure.

*Offered on the Philadelphia campus


Applicant Guidelines for CBT and Professional Counseling Certificate Programs

Applicants for a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Cognitive Behavior Therapy must have completed a master's degree in psychology, counseling or a related discipline. Applicants for a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Professional Counseling must have at least a 48-credit master's degree in counseling from an accredited program.

Students currently enrolled in PCOM’s MS in Organizational Development and Leadership degree program may enroll in the CAGS program while completing the MS degree.

Classes are held on weekday evenings and on some weekends, depending on the format.

For more information, please contact:

PCOM Office of Admissions
Email: admissions@pcom.edu
Phone: 215-871-6700 | Fax: 215-872-6719