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Mental Health Counseling Courses and Learning Objectives

The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling program prepares graduates with the attitudes, knowledge and skills to pursue credentialing as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in many states. Students are exposed to a variety of different preventative methods and diagnoses in an all-encompassing curriculum that provides a wide base of competency with a specific focus on community mental health. Graduates may also elect to pursue a doctoral degree in counselor education, counseling, psychology or a related field.

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.

Mental Health Counseling

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 509 Tests and Measurements 3
COUN 515 Crisis & Trauma Counseling 3
COUN 520 Assessing and Treating Addiction 3
Term 2
COUN 561 Practicum Seminar 3
COUN 552 Research Methods, Statistics, & Program Evaluation 3
COUN 571 Career and Vocational Counseling 3
Term 3
COUN 562 Internship I 3
COUN 527 Community Based Interventions 3
COUN 590 Objective Comprehensive Exam 0
COUN 591 Case Conceptualization Comprehensive Exam 0
COUN 593 Comprehensive Exam (Standardized Patient Video) 0
Term 4
COUN 563 Internship II 3
COUN 565 Capstone Advocacy Project 0
2 Electives (3 credits each) 6
 Total Hours60