Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/counseling-and-school-psychology/programs. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (60 CREDITS)

Required Core Courses (18 Credits)
CSP 540 – Introduction to Assessment in Counseling & School Psychology
CSP 568 – Counseling and Lifespan Development 
CSP 569 – Theories of Counseling
CSP 572 – Career Counseling 
CSP 578 – Social and Cultural Diversity
CSP 691 – Research and Evaluations in Schools in Clinical Mental Health Settings

Advanced Counseling Courses (6 Credits)
CSP 550 – Counseling Skills & Techniques 
CSP 656 – Group Counseling 

Advanced CMHC Courses (21 Credits)
CSP 595 – Orientation and Ethics in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
CSP 571 – Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders 
CSP 554 – Treatment of Psychological Disorders 
CSP 549 – Crisis Counseling 
CSP 521 – Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders 
CSP 601 – Advanced Counseling Skills and Techniques
CSP 605 – Children and Family Counseling 
3 Credits in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Electives CSP 502, 541, 546, 551, 575, 580, or 680.

Field Work (15 Credits)
Practicum and Internship at a counseling and fieldwork site
CSP 552 – Practicum Supervision in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CSP 553 – Practicum & Seminar in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CSP 676 – Internship & Seminar in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – 4 credits each semester for 2 semesters, for a total of 8 credits

Capstone – 0 Credits
A comprehensive examination is required.