Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Marymount’s graduate program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to equip students with the competencies and skills that will provide a lasting impact on their clients. Mental Health counselors work with individuals experiencing developmental, situational, and existential mental health issues. Marymount’s counselor training programs combine traditional psychotherapy with practical approaches to facilitate positive change for clients.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to display a command of the knowledge base required for professional counselors, including foundation of the counseling field, individual and group counseling skills, tests and measurements, research methods and design, human growth and development, career development, counseling theory, diagnosis and treatment, multicultural counseling, and ethical issues in counseling; effectively conduct individual and group counseling sessions; apply American Counseling Association (ACA) ethics and professional standards; and demonstrate an understanding of current trends in the job market, self-marketing strategies, and professional, legal, and ethical compliance.

Marymount’s M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling provides an opportunity to earn a graduate degree and complete the coursework needed for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in 60 credit hours. Candidates are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) examination near the end of their program of study and begin the post-master’s supervised clinical experience necessary to become a licensed professional counselor.

Required Courses:

  • CE 500 Research and Evaluation
  • CE 501 Bases of Psychopathology
  • CE 502 Foundations, Ethics, and Professional Issues in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CE 503 Advanced Human Growth and Development
  • CE 508 Crisis Assessment/Intervention
  • CE 509 Substance Abuse Counseling
  • CE 510 Survey of Testing and Assessment
  • CE 520 Theories of Counseling
  • CE 522C Counseling for Individuals
  • CE 523C Group Counseling Techniques
  • CE 524 Theories and Techniques of Family Counseling
  • CE 530 Career Development Counseling
  • CE 536 Advanced Counseling: Theories and Techniques
  • CE 551 Multicultural Counseling
  • CE 597C Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CE 599C Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (6 credits)
  • Three electives (9 credits) in CE or FLP. Electives must have approval from an advisor. Students should consult with their state licensing board to determine appropriate electives.

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