Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling 3 Year Program (Part-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 (with Practicum) Course continues through Block B 4

Fall Block B (October-December)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5001 (online) Human Growth and Development in Counseling 3

Spring Block A (January-March)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
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 Principles and Methods of Assessment 3

Summer Block A (May-June)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5012 (online) Co-Occuring Disorders: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness 3

Summer Block B (June-August)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5017 Career Counseling and Development 3

Fall Block A (August-October)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5003 (online) Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice 3

Fall Block B (October-December)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5006 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 3

Spring Block A (January-March)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5010 Counseling Practicum (Continues through Block B) 3

Spring Block B (March-April)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5016 Group Approaches in Mental Health Counseling 3

Summer Block A (May-June)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5021 Research Methods and Program Evaluation in Mental Health (Continues through Block B) 5

Summer Block B (June-August)

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

Fall Block A (August-October)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5035 Counseling Internship I (Continues through Block B) 5
COUN5050 or COUN5051 Thesis in Mental Health Counseling I or Mental Health Counseling Project I (Continues 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 (Continues through Block B) 5
COUN5060 or COUN5061 Thesis in Mental Health Counseling II or Mental Health Counseling Project II 1

Spring Block B (March-April)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
COUN5034 Advanced Topics in Counseling Practice 3

Credits Total: 60