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Lisbon, Portugal

Students pursuing a master’s degree in School Counseling or taking graduate courses in Addictions Counseling may enroll in courses at our Lisbon site, hosted at St. Julian’s School. The school is ideally located in beautiful Carcavelos, just 12.5 miles from Lisbon, 3 minutes from the train station and a short walk from the beach. Courses are offered in a condensed format over 7-8 days during the summer.

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Masters in School Counseling Program

International School Counseling Program Information

Program Planner with Course Prerequisites

Spring 2020 Course Offerings

EPSY 643 Measurement and Evaluation (3 credits) – on-line

COUN 545 Community Agency Counseling (3 credits) – on-line

EPSY 520 Fundamentals of Human Development (3 credits) – on-line

COUN 694 Internship (3 credits)


Please click here to preregister for the Spring 2020 courses. 


Required Textbooks for Spring 2020

COUN 545 (P1 and P2) – Community Agency Counseling

1. Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community and Agency Settings
(5th Edition) by Samuel T. Gladding  & Debbie W. Newsome
ISBN-10: 9780134385556
ISBN-13: 978-0134385556
(It must be the 5th edition, an older edition won’t work because of the DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 changes)

There is an e-book available and students do NOT need to purchase access to their “MyCounseling Lab” program.

2. Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing (May 27, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0890425566
ISBN-13: 978-9386217950

EPSY 643 – Measurement and Evaluation

1. MindTap Counseling for Whiston’s Principles and Applications of Assessment in Counseling
(5th Edition) by Susan C. Whiston
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
ISBN-10: 1305864190
ISBN-13: 978-1305864191

EPSY 520 – Fundamentals of Human Development

1. Invitation to the Life Span
(4th Edition) by Kathleen Stassen Berger
Publisher: Worth Publishers
ISBN-10: 1319140645
ISBN-13: 978-1319140649

Summer 2020 Course Offerings (Lisbon, Portugal)

Course offerings are subject to change.

Course times: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm 

Please complete the pre-registration form

Session I: June 29 – July 8 (off July 4 & 5)

COUN 501 Introduction to Counseling || Instructor: TBD

COUN 535 Career Counseling Placement || Instructor: TBD

Session II: July 9 – 17 (off July 11 & 12)

COUN 670 Counseling Theory and Techniques || Instructor: TBD

COUN 530 Multicultural Counseling || Instructor: TBD

Session III: July 20 – July 29 (off July 25 & 26)

COUN 515 Statistics/Research Counseling || Instructor: TBD

COUN 551 Substance Abuse and Addiction: Individual, Family, and Society || Instructor: TBD

COUN 675 Group Counseling || Instructor: TBD



Due to the condensed format of courses in Portugal, all students will need to complete a pre-assignment prior to coming to Portugal. This allows students to complete a course requirement and receive feedback early on in the course. Please check your TCNJ email and course Canvas page to receive this assignment, readings, and other important information and materials from your instructor during the Spring 2020 semester.

Required Textbooks for Summer 2020

Please check back for details.

About the Location

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and a major player in the country’s finance, commerce, art, international trade, education, and tourism. A prized destination and hub of culture and innovation, Lisbon attracts visitors from all over the world. It’s also the oldest city in Western Europe, offering a delightful mix of the history and progress. St. Julian’s School is ideally located in beautiful Carcavelos, just 12.5 miles from Lisbon, 3 minutes from the train station and a short walk from the beach.

The College of New Jersey graduate program in Lisbon is held at St. Julian’s School, Quinta Nova 2775-588 Carcavelos, Portugal.


Accommodations in Lisbon

TCNJ does not endorse specific accommodations

Students must book accommodation independently and there are many websites where you can locate and explore a variety of apartment and hotel options that may suit your needs. Please visit TCNJ’s Lisbon Facebook page for housing suggestions or to connect with other students looking for shared accommodation. Additionally, you can visit Counselor Education’s Portugal website for more information on this program.

Summer 2018 Portugal Hotel Options Map (PDF)

Portugal Hotel Options Addresses (PDF)

Cascais Housing Map (PDF)

Sintra Housing Map (PDF)

Estoril Housing Map (PDF)

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