CBT Certificate and Counseling Certificate Programs at PCOM
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Professional Counseling Certificate Programs

The CBT certificate and professional counseling certificate programs provide 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.

The Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) certificate is designed to train mental health professionals in the application, theory and advanced practice of cognitive behavior therapy. Students complete four (4) three-credit (3) courses* taught with a cognitive behavior therapy focus.

*Offered on the Philadelphia campus

The Professional Counseling certificate 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 may allow the student to meet the 60 credit course requirement for licensure.

*Offered on the Philadelphia campus


Applicant Guidelines for CBT Certificate 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, psychology or a related discipline from an accredited institution and/or program.

Classes are held on weekday evenings.

For more information, please contact:

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