Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Archived 2018-19 Graduate Catalog

Director: Trinka Messenheimer, School of Counseling & Special Education
Graduate Coordinator: Robin DuFrense
Address: 451 Education
Phone: 419-372-7282
Email:  rdufres@bgsu.edu
Program Web Page: https://www.bgsu.edu/education-and-human-development/school-of-intervention-services/mental-health-school-counseling/clinical-mental-health-counseling.html  

Degrees Offered
Master of Arts

Program(s) Offered
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Licensure:  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)  Ohio

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Master's degree, students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program are expected to be able to:

  • Distinguish between conseling theories
  • Integrate theory and pracdtice for individual and group counseling settings 
  • Examine practices surrounding multiculturalism, diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Develop a professional counselor identity with a foundation in the integration of evidenced based practice and applicable ethical codes
  • Evaluate their self-awareness and self-development through reflective practice of counseling skills

Accreditation
Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Prerequisites to Graduate Work
Prerequisites for the M.A. program includes a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Admission Procedure
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling should follow the instructions outlined in the Graduate Admission section of this catalog. Applicants should also review the website listed above and/or contact the School of Counseling and Special Education for additional admission materials and requirements.

Degree Requirements
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue counseling careers in public and private mental health agencies, the criminal justice system, substance abuse programs, religious settings or colleges. The coursework satisfies the academic requirements of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Candidates are prepared to sit for the state licensure examination qualifying individuals to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Students are required to take a minimum of 60 semester credit hours.

Graduate Courses
Please access graduate courses online at http://www.bgsu.edu/registration-records/courses-and-classes/class-course-information.html. Graduate courses in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling use the prefix: COUN.