Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling 2 Year Program (Full-Time)

The learning goals of the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling are closely aligned with the objectives outlined by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). These objectives require common core curricular experiences and demonstrated knowledge in each of the following eight (8) subject areas:

  • Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice
  • Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Career Counseling and Development
  • Counseling and Helping Relationships
  • Group Counseling and Group Work
  • Assessment and Testing
  • Research and Program Evaluation

Fall Block A (August-October)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5007 Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction (Course Continues Through Block B) 4
COUN5003 (online) Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice 3

Fall Block B (October-December)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5001 (online) Human Growth and Development in Counseling 3
COUN5006 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 3

Spring Block A (January-March)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5010 Counseling Practicum (Course Continues Through Block B) 3
COUN5004 Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health 3
COUN5005 DBT Skills Group, Behavioral Analysis and Exposure Treatments 3

Spring Block B (March-April)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5011 Principals and Methods of Assessment 3
COUN5016 Group Approaches in Mental Health Counseling 3

Summer Block A (May-June)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5012 (online) Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness 3
COUN5021 Research Methods and Program Evaluation in Mental Health (Course Continues Through Block B) 5

Summer Block B (June-August)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5015 (online) Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling 3
COUN5017 Career Counseling and Development 3

Fall Block A (August-October)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5035 Counseling Internship I (Course continues through Block B) 5
COUN5050 or COUN5051 Thesis in Mental Health Counseling I or Mental Health Counseling Project I (Course continued through Block B) 1

Fall Block B (October-December)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5033 Mental Health Consultation and Models of Supervision 3

Spring Block A (January-March)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5045 Counseling Internship II (Course continued through block B) 5
COUN5060 or COUN5061 Thesis in Mental Health Counseling II or Mental Health Counseling Project II (Course continued through block B) 1

Spring Block B (March-April)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5034 Advanced Topics in Counseling Practice 3

Credits Total: 60