Rider’s CMHC program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP), the premier national accrediting body that ensures excellence in counselor preparation and training.
Student-centered and self-reflective atmosphere:
Small class sizes and an excellent student-faculty ratio ensure individualized advising and instruction.
Multiple opportunities for research and authorship experience with faculty (e.g., presentations and publications) enhance preparation for doctoral work.
Courses emphasize active learning, case examples, and personal exploration to build self-awareness.
An active student honor society provides exciting workshops, networking events, and professional development opportunities.
Emphasis on field experience:
Students complete 60-credits of coursework and at least 700 hours of fieldwork.
Fieldwork supervision is intensive, with individualized student/supervisor meetings. Every student receives supervision from at least two professionals: the supervisor on-site and the faculty supervisor at Rider.
There are two concentrations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program all take 36-credits of core coursework and 9-credits of fieldwork at the end of the program. They each also take 15 credits in one of two concentrations: