This concentration prepares you to be a licensed mental health counselor. This concentration requires you to earn a total of 60 credits from courses in counseling and psychology, including practica and internship. After completing the program, you will be eligible for licensure as a mental health counselor in the state of Indiana and other states.
To learn more about this program and its requirements please download our supplemental booklet.
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What You Will Learn
You will learn about:
- Develop Professional Counselor Identity
- Develop Sensitivity to Social and Cultural Diversity
- Understand Human Growth and Development
- Gain Knowledge of Career Development
- Understand Counseling and Helping Relationships
- Gain Knowledge in Assessment and Testing
- Gain Knowledge in Research and Program Evaluation
- Prepare for Professional Certification or Licensure
- Develop Reflective Practice
You will gain knowledge and skills in diagnosis, assessment, treatment, referral, and prevention related to mental health issues.
A few of the classes you will take include:
- CPSY 605 – Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- CPSY 610 – Career Theories and Realities
- CPSY 621 – Theories and Techniques of Counseling
- CPSY 636 – Psychopathology
- CPSY 637 – Introduction to Psychopharmacology
For a complete list of all Department courses and their descriptions, please see our Graduate Catalog.
To gain real-world experience, you will complete two semesters of practica and a 600-900-hour field internship.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree is not CACREP accredited. Accreditation with MPCAC (Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accrditation Council) is currently being sought. Prospective Students can learn more about our stance HERE. Prospective students are advised to check the relevant licensure board for the jurisdiction in which they plan to live after graduation to be sure that our program will meet that jurisdiction's requirements.