2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 60 credits

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is intended for individuals who wish to have the most comprehensive training available at the Master's level to prepare for mental health counseling practice.

The program is appropriate for students with limited prior clinical experience and/or for those students for whom a Master's degree is likely to be the final educational experience. Graduates will meet the educational requirements for Master's-level counseling licensure in most states.

  • This program can be completed in three academic years of full-time study.
  • 1,300 hours of field experience are required.

Program of Study

Required Core Courses

GCOUN 6007Psychopathology

3

or

GCOUN 6102Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

3

GCOUN 6015Group Dynamics for Counselors and Consultants

3

GCOUN 6026Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan

3

GCOUN 6027Clinical Skills and the Counseling Process

3

GCOUN 6029Vocational Development and Career Counseling

3

GCOUN 6030Psychology of Culture and Identity: Power, Privilege and Oppression

3

GCOUN 6101Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

3

GCOUN 6200Orientation to Professional Counseling and Psychology

2

GCOUN 6201Issues and Standards in Professional Counseling

3

 

GCOUN 6202Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

3

or

GCOUN 6300Theories of Holistic Counseling and Psychotherapy I

3

and

GCOUN 6301Theories of Holistic Counseling and Psychotherapy II

3

 

GCOUN 6205Assessments for Counseling and Psychology: Adults

3

or

GCOUN 6255Assessments for Counseling and Psychology: Children and Adolescents

3

 

GCOUN 6211Professional Integrative Seminar

1

GCOUN 7100Biological Bases of Behavior

3

GPSYC 6301: satisfies 3 credits of elective

Field Experience Courses

GCOUN 7710Clinical Practice and Supervision I: Clinical Setting

3

GCOUN 7711Clinical Practice and Supervision II: Clinical Setting

3

GCOUN 7714Clinical Practice and Supervision III: Clinical Setting

3

GCOUN 7715Clinical Practice and Supervision IV: Clinical Setting

3

Electives (12 credits)

Students select electives in consultation with their faculty advisor.