Course Sequence
Mental Health Counseling

2016-2017 Academic Year

 

FIRST YEAR


Fall

 
Theories of Counseling 3 credits
Assessment and Counseling Skills 3 credits
Lifespan Development 3 credits


Winter

 
Program Evaluation, Research Methods and Statistics 3 credits
Foundations of Psychotherapy 3 credits
Counseling Perspectives on Psychopathology 3 credits


Spring

 
Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling  3 credits
Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling 3 credits
Tests and Measurements 3 credits


Summer

 
Group Therapy 3 credits

TOTAL CREDITS FIRST YEAR
30

 

 

SECOND YEAR


Fall

 
Professional Development I* 1 credit
Practicum/Internship Seminar I 2 credits
Electives (2)** 6 credits


Winter

 
Professional Development II* 1 credit
Internship Seminar II 2 credits
Electives (2)** 6 credits


Spring

 
Career and Lifestyle Development 3 credits
Professional Development III* 1 credit
Internship Seminar III 2 credits
Elective** 3 credits


Summer

 
Elective** 3 credits

TOTAL CREDITS SECOND YEAR
30
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE COMPLETION
60

* Professional development includes mentorship and professional counseling with a faculty member with activities such as in-depth review of therapy sessions with clients, and alumni job shadowing in areas of interest.

** Mental Health Counseling electives include Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Trauma; Marriage and Family Counseling; Child, Adolescent, and Family Issues in Substance Use Disorders; Physiology, Health and Counseling; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Counseling in Correctional Settings; Advanced Interventions in Addictions Counseling; and Applied Behavioral Analysis Courses. Students specializing in addictions counseling should take the following courses: Biopsychosocial Basis of Addictions; Assessing and Treating Substance Use Disorders; Advanced Interventions in Addictions Counseling; Counseling in Correctional Settings; Addictions and Correctional Counseling: Integrating Seminar; and Child, Adolescent, and Family Issues in Substance Use Disorders.