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  • Student-Directed Competence
    Academic Elements Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of an ambitious research project a collection of original creative writing a curriculum plan and implementation a studio art exhibition a performance a case or field study or a challenging internship Another way of thinking about the Senior Project is as a bridge between a student s undergraduate career and work after graduation The Senior Project stands as a calling card that proclaims to graduate schools prospective employers and the world Look this is what I m capable of doing Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Environmental

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  • Psychology, Human Development, and Counselor Education
    are knowledgeable in the principles and practices of diagnosis treatment referral and prevention and often work in interdisciplinary teams with other health professionals An emphasis in Somatic Oriented Counseling is available within this specialization Couple and Family Counseling prepares graduates to work with individuals couples and families from a family systems perspective Couple and Family Counselors work with clients across a variety of mental and emotional disorders relationship issues or communication issues and in a variety of work settings including inpatient facilities community mental health centers private practice offices and social service agencies Rehabilitation Counseling prepares graduates with the knowledge skills and practices necessary to address a wide range of disabilities issues in training and vocational programs as well as in a more broad mental health counseling context Rehabilitation counselors partner with individuals with disabilities to assist them in make informed choices obtain gainful employment pursue meaningful careers and live independently Addictions Counseling prepares graduates to work with persons and families affected by alcohol drugs gambling sexual and other addictive disorders e g food related This program focuses on models of treatment prevention recovery and relapse prevention of addiction along with the appropriate application of appropriate interventions School Counseling prepares graduates to work with students ranging from kindergarten through high school School counselors promote the academic career and personal social development of students through understanding how to design and implement comprehensive school guidance and counseling programs that include time for individual counseling group counseling classroom guidance and family and teacher consultations within the school setting Students have the option to enhance their education by choosing from several innovative concentrations Prescott College shares the distinction of offering these concentrations with a select handful of other programs in the United States Adventure based Psychotherapy Ecotherapy Equine Assisted Mental Health and Expressive Art Therapy Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for students who wish to gain teaching experience and defray the cost of their Master s program A complete description and application instructions can be found here Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Academic Elements Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of an ambitious research project a collection of original creative writing a curriculum plan and implementation a studio art exhibition a performance a case or field study or a challenging internship Another way of thinking about the Senior Project is as a bridge between a student s undergraduate career and work after graduation The Senior Project stands as a calling card that proclaims to graduate schools prospective employers and the world Look this is what I m capable of doing Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Orientation All incoming Prescott College students are required to participate in New Student Orientation at the beginning of their first semester During Orientation you will receive information and experience activities designed to guide you through your specific program Orientation is a time during which students and faculty from diverse cultures different areas of study and with a variety of expertise can come together to build friendships exchange ideas and develop cohorts or informal networks to support you through your distance learning journey Students typically come away from Orientation inspired energized and ready for the next phase of independent scholarship Colloquia Limited Residency Master s students attend colloquia on the Prescott campus during each Fall and Spring semester Each Prescott Colloquium begins on Friday morning and goes until Sunday or Monday afternoon During the colloquia students connect with their cohort make presentations and contribute to ongoing dialogue and scholarship among peers and faculty Colloquia also

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  • Adventure-based Psychotherapy
    Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling The Prescott College Master of Science in Counseling program offers you an opportunity to discover and develop your own therapeutic qualities while learning theory and building skills for professional practice as either clinical counselors couple and family therapists addiction counselors or school counselors in various capacities of your own choosing At the heart of the program is a holistic approach to mental health healing and wellness This approach emphasizes empowerment of the client and recognizes the client s experiential awareness as a key element in meaningful change The Masters in Counseling Program provides an interdisciplinary student centered learning environment that integrates global and local social and professional issues with professional practice while maintaining an emphasis on student academic professional and cultural competence The 60 semester credit curriculum includes required core courses and supervised clinical experiences needed for all graduates to be prepared for successful ethical and competent practice as mental health counselors as well as eligibility to pursue licensure in most states Students must select one of five areas of specialization Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares graduates to work with clients across a spectrum of mental and emotional disorders as well as to promote mental health and wellness Clinical Mental Health Counselors are knowledgeable in the principles and practices of diagnosis treatment referral and prevention and often work in interdisciplinary teams with other health professionals An emphasis in Somatic Oriented Counseling is available within this specialization Couple and Family Counseling prepares graduates to work with individuals couples and families from a family systems perspective Couple and Family Counselors work with clients across a variety of mental and emotional disorders relationship issues or communication issues and in a variety of work settings including inpatient facilities community mental health centers private practice offices and social service agencies Rehabilitation Counseling prepares graduates with the knowledge skills and practices necessary to address a wide range of disabilities issues in training and vocational programs as well as in a more broad mental health counseling context Rehabilitation counselors partner with individuals with disabilities to assist them in make informed choices obtain gainful employment pursue meaningful careers and live independently Addictions Counseling prepares graduates to work with persons and families affected by alcohol drugs gambling sexual and other addictive disorders e g food related This program focuses on models of treatment prevention recovery and relapse prevention of addiction along with the appropriate application of appropriate interventions School Counseling prepares graduates to work with students ranging from kindergarten through high school School counselors promote the academic career and personal social development of students through understanding how to design and implement comprehensive school guidance and counseling programs that include time for individual counseling group counseling classroom guidance and family and teacher consultations within the school setting Students have the option to enhance their education by choosing from several innovative concentrations Prescott College shares the distinction of offering these concentrations with a select handful of other programs in the United States Adventure based

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  • Ecopsychology BA
    to select from a wide variety of courses that offer perspectives on human potential It is a broad based competence area with many courses from which to choose Students freedom to choose mentors and courses according to their interests reflects Prescott College s educational philosophy which stresses mentored self directed experiential education within an interdisciplinary curriculum Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Academic Elements Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of an ambitious research project a collection of original creative writing a curriculum plan and implementation a studio art exhibition a performance a case or

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  • Ecotherapy
    of mental health practice may apply to join the program and work toward a certificate in Ecotherapy This requires completion of five 3 credit courses and successful participation in two optional intensive workshops Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling The Prescott College Master of Science in Counseling program offers you an opportunity to discover and develop your own therapeutic qualities while learning theory and building skills for professional practice as either clinical counselors couple and family therapists addiction counselors or school counselors in various capacities of your own choosing At the heart of the program is a holistic approach to mental health healing and wellness This approach emphasizes empowerment of the client and recognizes the client s experiential awareness as a key element in meaningful change The Masters in Counseling Program provides an interdisciplinary student centered learning environment that integrates global and local social and professional issues with professional practice while maintaining an emphasis on student academic professional and cultural competence The 60 semester credit curriculum includes required core courses and supervised clinical experiences needed for all graduates to be prepared for successful ethical and competent practice as mental health counselors as well as eligibility to pursue licensure in most states Students must select one of five areas of specialization Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares graduates to work with clients across a spectrum of mental and emotional disorders as well as to promote mental health and wellness Clinical Mental Health Counselors are knowledgeable in the principles and practices of diagnosis treatment referral and prevention and often work in interdisciplinary teams with other health professionals An emphasis in Somatic Oriented Counseling is available within this specialization Couple and Family Counseling prepares graduates to work with individuals couples and families from a family systems perspective Couple and Family Counselors work with clients across a variety of mental and emotional disorders relationship issues or communication issues and in a variety of work settings including inpatient facilities community mental health centers private practice offices and social service agencies Rehabilitation Counseling prepares graduates with the knowledge skills and practices necessary to address a wide range of disabilities issues in training and vocational programs as well as in a more broad mental health counseling context Rehabilitation counselors partner with individuals with disabilities to assist them in make informed choices obtain gainful employment pursue meaningful careers and live independently Addictions Counseling prepares graduates to work with persons and families affected by alcohol drugs gambling sexual and other addictive disorders e g food related This program focuses on models of treatment prevention recovery and relapse prevention of addiction along with the appropriate application of appropriate interventions School Counseling prepares graduates to work with students ranging from kindergarten through high school School counselors promote the academic career and personal social development of students through understanding how to design and implement comprehensive school guidance and counseling programs that include time for individual counseling group counseling classroom guidance and family and teacher consultations within the school setting Students have the

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  • Equine-Assisted Mental Health
    Well Ranch just outside of Prescott in Skull Valley AZ Intensives start 2 00 p m on the first day and wrap up by noon on the last day The Best Practice Gathering is a national conference held at different locations each year If you are travelling by plane allow at least three hours travel between Phoenix Sky Harbor and Juniper Well Ranch Students stay at the ranch for the Residential Intensive Room and board and expenses are covered by 550 course fees First year EAMH students attend the Explorations and Facilitation intensives in August and January Second year students attend the Relational Horsemanship and Best Practices intensives in August and April Graduate Certificate Students can take all four courses in order to complete the program in one year Applied Relational Horsemanship in Equine Assisted Learning and Mental Health second year and certification students August 15 18 2016 Explorations in Equine Assisted Learning and Mental Health first year students August 22 25 2016 Group Process and Facilitation in Equine Assisted Learning and Mental Health first year students January 9 12 2017 Best Practices Gathering on Equine Assisted Learning and Mental Health second year and cert students open to the public April 3 6 2017 Post Master s Certificate in Equine assisted Mental Health The Post Master s certificate in Equine assisted Mental Health EAMH blends a comprehensive theoretical frame with hands on experience in equine assisted work under the guidance of internationally renowned practitioners This 15 graduate credit one year low residency program comprises of four courses each anchored by a residential intensive workshop The program also includes a field experience where acquired knowledge and skills are synthesized and applied by working under supervision in the field The Post Master s Certificate is designed for students who hold a Master s degree in field of mental health practice such as counseling social work clinical psychology or adventure based therapy and who wish to include horses in their practice Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling The Prescott College Master of Science in Counseling program offers you an opportunity to discover and develop your own therapeutic qualities while learning theory and building skills for professional practice as either clinical counselors couple and family therapists addiction counselors or school counselors in various capacities of your own choosing At the heart of the program is a holistic approach to mental health healing and wellness This approach emphasizes empowerment of the client and recognizes the client s experiential awareness as a key element in meaningful change The Masters in Counseling Program provides an interdisciplinary student centered learning environment that integrates global and local social and professional issues with professional practice while maintaining an emphasis on student academic professional and cultural competence The 60 semester credit curriculum includes required core courses and supervised clinical experiences needed for all graduates to be prepared for successful ethical and competent practice as mental health counselors as well as eligibility to pursue licensure in most states Students must select

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  • Expressive Art Therapy
    of the Institute is to provide participants with a residency experience and the ability to study with the internationally renowned educators such as Cathy Malchiodi Dariah K Halprin Pat Allen Bruce Moon and Cathy Moon The Institute is very hands on and a perfect venue in which educators counselors and students can learn in a supervised experiential learning environment Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling The Prescott College Master of Science in Counseling program offers you an opportunity to discover and develop your own therapeutic qualities while learning theory and building skills for professional practice as either clinical counselors couple and family therapists addiction counselors or school counselors in various capacities of your own choosing At the heart of the program is a holistic approach to mental health healing and wellness This approach emphasizes empowerment of the client and recognizes the client s experiential awareness as a key element in meaningful change The Masters in Counseling Program provides an interdisciplinary student centered learning environment that integrates global and local social and professional issues with professional practice while maintaining an emphasis on student academic professional and cultural competence The 60 semester credit curriculum includes required core courses and supervised clinical experiences needed for all graduates to be prepared for successful ethical and competent practice as mental health counselors as well as eligibility to pursue licensure in most states Students must select one of five areas of specialization Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares graduates to work with clients across a spectrum of mental and emotional disorders as well as to promote mental health and wellness Clinical Mental Health Counselors are knowledgeable in the principles and practices of diagnosis treatment referral and prevention and often work in interdisciplinary teams with other health professionals An emphasis in Somatic Oriented Counseling is available within this specialization Couple and Family Counseling prepares graduates to work with individuals couples and families from a family systems perspective Couple and Family Counselors work with clients across a variety of mental and emotional disorders relationship issues or communication issues and in a variety of work settings including inpatient facilities community mental health centers private practice offices and social service agencies Rehabilitation Counseling prepares graduates with the knowledge skills and practices necessary to address a wide range of disabilities issues in training and vocational programs as well as in a more broad mental health counseling context Rehabilitation counselors partner with individuals with disabilities to assist them in make informed choices obtain gainful employment pursue meaningful careers and live independently Addictions Counseling prepares graduates to work with persons and families affected by alcohol drugs gambling sexual and other addictive disorders e g food related This program focuses on models of treatment prevention recovery and relapse prevention of addiction along with the appropriate application of appropriate interventions School Counseling prepares graduates to work with students ranging from kindergarten through high school School counselors promote the academic career and personal social development of students through understanding how to design and implement comprehensive school

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  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
    recognizes and celebrates women s achievements Resident Bachelor of Arts The Resident Undergraduate Degree in Psychology Human Development and Counseling provides students with opportunities to select from a wide variety of courses that offer perspectives on human potential It is a broad based competence area with many courses from which to choose Students freedom to choose mentors and courses according to their interests reflects Prescott College s educational philosophy which stresses mentored self directed experiential education within an interdisciplinary curriculum Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Academic Elements Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of

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