In line with the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization are prepared to enter a distinct profession with national standards for education, training and clinical practice. Clinical mental health counselors are highly-skilled professionals who provide flexible, consumer-oriented therapy. They combine traditional psychotherapy with a practical, problem-solving approach that creates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution (AMHCA). Clinical Mental Health Counselors typically work from a holistic approach in providing counseling services in different health settings such as inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, residential facilities, hospice care centers, or private practice.

Effective Fall 2018

Counseling and Career Development, M.A. Core Requirements
EDCO 500Career and Employment Concepts3
EDCO 625Foundations of Counseling3
EDCO 650Individual Guidance and Counseling3
EDCO 651Group Guidance and Counseling3
EDCO 652Ethics in Counseling/Career Development3
EDCO 653Counseling for Cultural Diversity3
EDCO 656Tests and Assessment3
EDCO 660Career Development Counseling3
EDCO 686Practicum-Guidance and CounselingVar.
EDCO 687Internship-Guidance and CounselingVar.
EDCO 692Seminar-Brief Counseling3
EDCO 693Seminar-Guidance and CounselingVar.
EDCO 696Group StudyVar.
EDRM 600Introduction to Research Methods3
HDFS 505Human Development for Helping Professionals3
Specialization Requirements
EDCO 675Mental Health Counseling and Treatment3
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Electives
Select a minimum of 9 credits from the following:9
Counseling Children and Adolescents
Seminar: Contemplative Practices in Counseling and Education
Marriage and Family Therapy
Skills and Techniques in Family Therapy
Foundations in Family Therapy
Psychology of Drug Addiction Treatment
Psychobiology of Addictions
Animal Assisted Therapy/Human-Animal Bond
Program Total Credits:60