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MAE in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Required courses for MAE in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling:


Course Title

CNS 552

Testing and Assessment

CNS 554

Group Counseling

CNS 555

Social and Cultural Diversity

CNS 556

Developmental Career Counseling

CNS 557

Human Development

CNS 558

Counseling Theories

CNS 559

Techniques of Counseling

(prerequisite: CNS 558)

CNS 560

Professional Studies in Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy

CNS 567

Mental Health Diagnosis & Treatment

CNS 568

Counseling Children & Adolescents

CNS 583

Marriage Therapy

CNS 588

Family Systems Counseling

CNS 587

Professional Mental Health Counseling Practice

CNS 591

Mental Health/Marriage and Family Practicum*

CNS 592

Crisis Counseling

CNS 596

Mental Health/Marriage and Family Internship (6 hours)^

CNS 598

Research and Program Evaluation in Counseling

CNS 637

Theories of Addictions


Clinical Mental Health Counseling Elective in consultation with Advisor

*To enroll in practicum, students must have completed the following prerequisites: 554, 555, 558, 559, 560 with grades of B or better.

See List of Courses for course descriptions.

^Internship must be taken over a period of two semesters.  Students must complete practice preparation courses associated with their program area to establish eligibility for entry into their first Internship (CNS 595 or CNS 596) AND have completed a Practicum (either CNS 590 or CNS 591) with a grade of B or better to be eligible to enroll in their first Internship.  Students must complete practice preparation courses associated with their program areas to establish eligibility for entry into their second internship (CNS 595 or CNS 596) as stated above AND have completed their first Internship with a grade of B or better to be eligible to enroll in their second Internship.

Finally, to enroll in a practicum or internship, students must have secured a placement site and have completed the forms identified in the practicum and internship manual specific to their program. When the forms and placement site is approved by the clinical coordinator for their program, the clinical coordinator will then authorize enrollment in the appropriate practicum or internship section.

In order to graduate, students must pass a final comprehensive examination. Students must meet the criteria established by the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences in order to be eligible to take the comprehensive examination.

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