Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum is designed to meet the needs of graduate students wishing to pursue counseling careers in public and private mental health agencies, the criminal justice system, substance abuse programs, religious settings or colleges. Candidates are prepared to sit for the state licensure examination that qualifies individuals to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

  • LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS (LPC) may offer to individuals, groups, organizations or the general public counseling services "involving the application of clinical counseling principles, methods, or procedures to assist individual in a achieving more effective personal, social, educational, or career development and adjustment". A LPC may diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

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LICENSED PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELORS (LPCC) may offer the same services as above but may diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders without supervision.


Master of Arts:  Clinical Mental Health Counseling

REQUIRED:  All of the following

Course   Semester Hours
COUN 6640 Crisis Counseling
3
COUN 6740 Career and Life Planning Approaches
3
COUN 6750 Theories of Counseling
3
COUN 6760 Counseling the Culturally Diverse
3
COUN 6770 Skills and Techniques of Counseling 3
COUN 6780 Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling
3
COUN 6790 Group Counseling Model and Procedures
3
COUN 6890 Internship in Counseling 6
COUN 7010 Mental and Emotional Disorders
3
COUN 7020 Advanced Assessment 3
COUN 7060 DSM Diagnosis & Treatment Implications for Counselors
3
COUN 7070 Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment 3
COUN 7760 Counseling Practicum 4
EDFI 6420 Research in Education 3
EDFI 6710 Human Growth & Development
3
EDIS 6780 Assessment & Testing in Mental Health
3
    Total Required Hours: 51

ELECTIVES: Only three of the courses with an asterisk behind it are required.

COUN 6730* CHild and Adolescent Counseling 3
COUN 6820* Special Topics in Counseling 3
COUN 6860/6870* Independent Study in Counseling 1-3
COUN 7040* Play Therapy 3
COUN 7080* Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling
3
EDFI 6410* Statistics in Education 3
Total Elective Hours: 9   Total Hours: 60

Capstone Project Required

COUN 6990 Counseling Thesis Research 1-4