M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This 60-credit program prepares candidates for counseling positions in mental health agencies, hospitals, industry, and private practice. The program is accredited under the 2001 CACREP standards and meets the academic requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and most other states; and for certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Students may take additional courses to also qualify for the Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) Certificate.

Group I (51 Credit hours required)

COUN-500Introduction to Counseling Services
CNPY-502Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
COUN-550Counseling Techniques Laboratory
COUN-520Multicultural Counseling & Relationship Development
COUN-503Group Counseling
COUN-505Vocational/Career Development
COUN-508Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
COUN-515Substance Abuse Counseling
COUN-516Strategies in Addiction Counseling
COUN-530Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychopathology
CNPY-514Psychopathology
CNPY-516Advanced Psychopathology
EDPS-503Human Growth and Development
COUN 585*
Individual Counseling Practicum
COUN-590Internship in Counseling Services I
COUN-591Internship in Counseling Services II
COUN-660Counseling Supervision **
Group II (6 semester hours) 
EDPS-520Measurements, Tests & Assessments in Counseling
EDUC-500Introduction to Research
Group III (3 credit hours required)  

You can take your elective anytime – but you should take required courses first. Three credit hours of an elective must be taken.  This elective is to be taken with permission of the program advisor. No elective is to be taken prior to COUN 500 without permission from a program advisor.

Statement on Transition to Master's of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling