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Clinical Mental Health Emphasis

We are excited to announce the 60-credit Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. This program aligns with accreditation standards and the forward direction of the counseling profession. The new 60-credit program course work will offer substantial attention to diagnosis and treatment, psychopharmacology, crisis and trauma, family systems, and addiction. This program was implemented in Summer 2011.

60 Credits


Programs of Study

The plans of study below offer a look into the classes offered during each semester and in which students are expected to enroll.  The brief program of study displays only the courses required and semesters that they are offered.  The detailed program of study was compiled by students within the emphasis and provides tips for students for each semester, with additional information provided about the program. Program Plans of Study are subject to change relative to department, accreditation, COEHS, and Office of Graduate Studies decisions and/or curriculum changes.  Thus it is strongly recommended that students work closely with their advisers throughout the completion of their program.

Brief Program of Study

Detailed Program of Study

 

Professional Counseling Licensure Application

The following resource as the most up to date information on how to navigate the process of applying for a license for new graduates.

DSPS Licensure Information 2011


Required Courses

Course #
Course Name
Prerequisites
Credits
700
Professional Identity and Ethics

3
701
Theoretical Foundations of Counseling

3
702
Counseling Process

3
704
Assessment Techniques in Counseling

3
708
Career Development

3
711
Life Span Development in Counseling

3
725
Trauma and Crisis in Counseling

3
726
Wellness, Spirituality and Mindfulness

3
727
Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology

3
729
Community Counseling

3
730
Mental Health Counseling

3
731
Group Counseling Process

3
732
Applied Research and Evaluation

3
776
Addictions in Counseling

3
784
Relational Systems in Counseling

3
794
Counseling Practicum
Admission to Candidacy and 731
3
797
Counseling Internship I

3
798
Counseling Internship II

3
799
Registration for CPCE

0

Elective*

3

* Other out-of-department electives can be taken if approved by the Professional Counseling Department. Students must consult with their adviser in selecting recommended electives from the list in the Graduate Bulletin.

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