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)
(Open to Non-Matriculated Students)
CSP 540 - Introduction to Assessment in Counseling & School Psychology - 3 credits
CSP 568 - Counseling and Lifespan Development - 3 credits
CSP 569 - Theories of Counseling - 3 credits
CSP 572 - Career Counseling - 3 credits
CSP 578 - Social and Cultural Diversity- 3 credits
CSP 691 - Research and Evaluations in Schools in Clinical Mental Health Settings - 3 credits

Advanced Counseling Courses (6 Credits)
CSP 550 - Counseling Skills & Techniques - 3 credits
CSP 656 - Group Counseling - 3 credits

Advanced CMHC Courses (21 Credits)
CSP 595 - Orientation and Ethics in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - 3 credits
CSP 571 - Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders - 3 credits
CSP 554 - Treatment of Psychological Disorders - 3 credits
CSP 549 - Crisis Counseling - 3 credits
CSP 521 - Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders (Open to Non-Matriculated Students) - 3 credits
CSP 601 - Advanced Counseling Skills and Techniques - 1 credit
CSP 605 - Children and Family Counseling (Open to Non-Matriculated Students) - 3 credits
Electives in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2 credits)

Field Work (15 Credits)
Practicum and Internship at a counseling and fieldwork site
CSP 552 - Practicum Supervision in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - 3 credits
CSP 553 - Practicum & Seminar in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- 4 credits
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.