Our 60-credit program blends traditional classroom learning alongside student participation in at least 700 hours of counseling fieldwork in an agency. Courses emphasize active learning, case examples and personal exploration to build self-awareness. 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. In addition, the CMHC program offers a diverse range of electives and every student picks two electives.
Students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program all take 36-credits of core courses and 9 credits of fieldwork. MA CMHC students not enrolled in the DMT concentration take 15-credits of coursework in addictions and psychopathology and can choose two electives from the program’s diverse range of electives.