Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL)

Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL) CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (CMHC) PROGRAM

Program Overview

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is a 60 semester-hour, CACREP approved program that meets the academic requirements for license as a Professional Counselor (PC) in the State of Ohio. The program offers a strong clinical base to students to work in a variety of mental health settings ranging from community based agencies with managed care and private practice to employee assistance programs. This program meets the clinical competencies outlined in the Ohio Counselor license law.

According to the American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA):

"Clinical Mental Health Counseling is 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 practical, problem-solving approach that creates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution" (AMHCA) To plan your program, please click on the master schedule, a student suggested course sequence, and an accelerated course sequence for the Clinical Mental Health Program located here. If you need a program of study, it is located under Program Requirements under the Menu.

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Admission Requirements

Application Deadline: Summer/Fall admission applications by January 21st and Spring admission applications by August 31st.

Minimum G.P.A: 2.75

GRE RequirementGRE or MAT is considered.

Letters of Recommendation: Required.

Degree Completion Requirements

Sixty credit hours leading to an degree in mental health counseling.

RESEARCH IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

  • EDB 601 - Educational Research
CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS AND SOCIAL ISSUES

  • CNS 604 - Cultural & Social Foundations in Counseling
  • CNS 617 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling
CULTURAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

  • ALD 603 - Lifespan Development
SCREENING COURSE

  • CNS 620 - Laboratory in Counseling Techniques –first course to be taken after acceptance into the Counseling Program
AGENCY PRACTICE

  • CNS 629 - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
GROUP PROCESS

  • CNS 623 - Group Process and Practice
  • Note: Active involvement in a personal growth group is usually a required part of this course.

ASSESSMENT

  • CNS 611 - Appraisal Counseling
AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • CNS 701 - Assessment for Counselors
  • CNS 702 - Individual Intelligence Testing
  • CNS 703 - Personality Assessment for Counselors
INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS

  • CNS 650 - Case Conceptualization and Treatment
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND PERSONALITY

  • CNS 712 - Theories of Personality & Counseling
DIAGNOSIS OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS

  • CNS 706 - Psychopathology and Diagnosis fo Counselors
CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • CNS 624 - Career Development & Information Services
TREATMENT OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS

  • CNS 709 - Psychopharmacology for Counselors
CLINICAL AND FIELD-BASED EXPERIENCE

  • CNS 680 - Counseling Practicum
  • CNS 686 - Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CNS 687 - Advanced Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING PROGRAM CACREP VITAL STATISTICS

The number of program graduates from the past year is 16.
The program completion rate is 99%.
The licensure or certification examination pass rate is 95% on first attempt.
The job placement rate 75%.