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

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (CMHC) Master's 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.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program 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%.

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Admission Requirements

Application Deadline:  None (rolling admission)

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 504 (previously 604) - Cultural & Social Foundations in Counseling
CNS 517 (previously 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 529 (previously 629)- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING
CNS 622 - Individual Counseling: Theories and Process
GROUP PROCESS
CNS 523 - Small Group Laboratory
CNS 623 - Group Process and Practice
Note: Active involvement in a personal growth group is usually a required part of this course.
ASSESSMENT
CNS 505 (previously 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 for Counselors
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
CNS 524 (previously 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
ELECTIVE COURSES: Students take 6 elective credits from the following list
CNS 501: Chemical Dependency: Assessment, Prevention, Treatment (4 credits)
CNS 502: Pharmacology of Addiction (1 Credit)
CNS 503: Legal /Ethical Issues Treating Drug Dependence (1 Credit) 
CNS 510: Early Childhood Development and Mental Health (3 credits)
CNS 511: Families and Early Childhood (3 Credits) 
CNS 512: Early Childhood Assessment (3 credits)
CNS 513: Techniques and Interventions for Early Childhood Mental Health Professionals (3 Credits) 
CNS 514: Internship in Early Childhood Mental Health & Behavioral Consultation (4 Credits) 
CNS 632: Seminar in Counseling: Human Sexuality
CNS 634: Counseling and Spirituality (2 Credits) 
CNS 670: Counseling Children and Adolescents (3 Credits) 
CNS 738 Family Counseling (3 Credits)

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