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Course Requirements

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program consists of courses in counseling and psychological foundations, professional and ethical issues, advanced group counseling skills, empirically based techniques, and practicum and internship fieldwork. Students may select from a part-time or full-time sequence of study. The programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 credits) is planned according to the following general outline:

Prerequisite Courses:

  • Intro to Psychology
  • Statistics or Research Methods
  • Abnormal Psychology or Psychopathology

CORE Counseling Courses: Open to non-matriculated Students

  • CSP 540 - Introduction to Assessment in Counseling & School Psychology
  • CSP 568 - Counseling and Life Span Development
  • CSP 569 - Theories of Counseling
  • CSP 572 - Career Counseling
  • CSP 578 - Social and Cultural Diversity
  • CSP 691 - Research and Evaluation in Schools and Clinical Mental Health Settings 

Advanced COUNSELING COURSES

  • CSP 550 - Counseling Skills & Techniques
  • CSP 656 - Group Counseling

Advanced CMHC Courses:

  • CSP 595 - Orientation and Ethical Issues in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CSP 571 - Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders
  • CSP 554 - Treatment of Psychological Disorders
  • CSP 549 - Crisis Counseling
  • CSP 521 - Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders *Open to Non-Matriculated Students
  • CSP 601 - Advanced Counseling Skills & Techniques
  • CSP 605 - Child and Family Counseling *Open to Non-Matriculated Students
  • Elective Clinical Mental Health Counseling Course 

Field Work:

  • Practicum and Internship at a counseling fieldwork site
  • CSP 552 - Practicum Supervision in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CSP 553 - Practicum & Seminar in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CSP 676 - Internship & Seminar in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Additional Requirements: