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Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree Concentration

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration exposes students to a variety of different preventative methods and diagnoses in an all-encompassing concentration that provides a wide base of competency with a specific focus on community mental health. Students will be enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration unless an alternative concentration is selected.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills to provide appropriate intake, assessment, and treatment planning to individuals impacted by trauma, crisis, addiction, and life transitional experiences.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and practices regarding a systematic approach to creating and maintaining collaborative service plans and advocacy needs in response to diverse community, wellness and mental health issues, and crises.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Courses

The information listed below is from the current course catalog. Terms, sequences, courses and credit hours are subject to change at any time without notice.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Term 1Hours
COUN 501 Theories of Counseling 3
COUN 510 Professional, Legal, & Ethical Issues in Counseling 3
COUN 505 Counseling Skills 3
Term 2
COUN 507 Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling 3
COUN 506 Fundamentals of CBT and Suicidology 3
COUN 503 Psychodiagnosis & Psychopharmacology 3
Term 3
COUN 504 Group Therapy 3
COUN 508 Lifespan Development 3
COUN 512 Intro to Marriage & Family Counseling 3
Second Year
Term 1
COUN 561 Practicum Seminar Note: Students whose Practicum/Internship placement begins during the fall term of year two will register for the Practicum/Internship course sequence (COUN 561, 562, 563) in the fall, winter, and spring terms. These students will not take COUN 585: Internship III, and will instead complete an elective to fulfill the remaining required 3 credits. 3
COUN 520 Assessing and Treating Addiction 3
Term 2
COUN 562 Internship I 3
COUN 552 Research Methods, Statistics, & Program Evaluation 3
COUN 527 Community Based Interventions 3
COUN 591 Case Conceptualization Comprehensive Exam 0
COUN 593 Comprehensive Exam (Standardized Patient Video) 0
Term 3
COUN 563 Internship Seminar II 3
COUN 509 Tests and Measurements 3
COUN 571 Career and Vocational Counseling 3
COUN 590 Objective Comprehensive Exam 0
Term 4
COUN 585 Internship III 3
COUN 515 Crisis & Trauma Counseling 3
COUN 565 Capstone Advocacy Project 0
Elective (3 credits) 3
Third Year
Term 1
Elective (3 credits; fall start practicum students only)  
 Total Hours60