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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 505 Counseling Skills 3
COUN 510 Professional, Legal, & Ethical Issues in Counseling 3
 Hours9
Term 2
COUN 506 Foundations of Psychotherapy 3
COUN 508 Lifespan Development 3
COUN 552 Program Evaluation Research Methods and Statistics 3
 Hours9
Term 3
COUN 503 Counseling Perspectives on Psychopathology 3
COUN 507 Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling 3
COUN 509 Tests and Measurements 3
 Hours9
Second Year
Term 1
COUN 504 Group Therapy 3
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: Clinical Field Placement in the spring term, and will instead complete an elective to fulfill the remaining required 3 credits. 2
COUN 590 Objective Comprehensive Exam 0
 Hours5
Term 2
COUN 520 Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders 3
COUN 562 Internship Seminar I 2
COUN 581 Professional Development I 1
Elective in concentration of study 3
 Hours9
Term 3
COUN 571 Career & Lifestyle Development 3
COUN 563 Internship Seminar II 2
COUN 582 Professional Development II 1
Elective in concentration of study 3
COUN 591 Case Conceptualization Comprehensive Exam 0
 Hours9
Term 4
COUN 585 Clinical Field Experience Elective 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: Clinical Field Placement in the spring term, and will instead complete an elective to fulfill the remaining required 3 credits. 3
COUN 583 Professional Development III 1
Elective in concentration of study 3
COUN 593 STEPPS VI Comprehensive Exam 0
 Hours7
Third Year
Term 1
Elective in concentration of study 3
 Hours3
 Total Hours60
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