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Course Sequence 
Mental Health Counseling

 

FIRST YEAR


Fall

 
Theories of Counseling 3 credits
Assessment and Counseling Skills 3 credits
Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling 3 credits


Winter

 
Program Evaluation, Research Methods and Statistics 3 credits
Foundations of Psychotherapy 3 credits
Lifespan Development 3 credits


Spring

 
Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling  3 credits
Counseling Perspectives on Psychopathology 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
Elective** 3 credits
Elective** 3 credits


Winter

 
Professional Development II* 1 credit
Internship Seminar II 2 credits
Elective** 3 credits
Elective** 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, students working on an advocacy project, and job shadowing.

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

*** Or an elective (see list above) with prior approval of the program director.

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