Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The course of study leads to eventual employment in community mental health centers and a wide variety of other community mental health settings. Note that a counselor license is usually required by most agencies.

• Foundations Courses  (9 credits)
5600:601 Research & Program Evaluation (3)
5600:646 Multicultural Counseling (3)
5600:648 Individual and Family Development Across the Lifespan (3)

• Required Counseling Core Courses  (20 credits)
5600:600 Professional Orientation & Ethics (2)
5600:635 Introduction to Clinical Counseling (2)
5600:643 Counseling: Theory & Philosophy (3)
5600:645 Tests and Appraisal in Counseling (3) (prerequisite: 5600:601)
5600:647 Career Development and Counseling Across the Lifespan (3)
5600:651 Techniques of Counseling (3) (prerequisite 5600:643)
5600:653 Group Counseling (4) (prerequisites 5600:651)

• Clinical Counseling Specialty Courses  (28 credits)
5600:662 Personality & Abnormal Behavior (3)
5600:664 DSM (3)
5600:666 Treatment in Clinical Counseling (3)
5600:732 Addiction Counseling I (3)
5600:714 Evaluation of Mental Status (3)
5600:674 Prepracticum in Counseling (Prerequisites 5600:643/651) (2)
5600:675 Practicum (Prerequisites 5600:600/601/635/643/645/647/648/646/651/653/664/666/674) (5)
5600:685 Internship (Prerequisite 5600:675) (6; 3 credits each semester over 2 consecutive semesters)

• Program Electives (3 credits minimum)
5600:620 Issues in Sexuality for Counseling (3), OR
5600:621 Counseling Youth at Risk (3), OR
5600:622 Play Therapy (3), OR
5600:640 Counseling Adolescents, OR
5600:655 Marriage and Family Therapy (3), OR
5600:660 Counseling Children (3)

Minimum Total Hours Required for Program:   60