Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Curriculum
New Curriculum for Fall 2013
The Clinical Mental Helath Counseling Master's degree program is transitioning to 60 credits. Students entering in Fall 2013 or later will follow this advisement sheet.
Master of Science: Clinical Mental Health Counseling - 54 Credits
Our curriculum will prepare you with appropriate academic preparation and personal growth opportunities to serve as a professional master's degree-level counselor. You are expected to develop a high level of self-awareness, a strong knowledge base and competent counseling skills in order to practice ethically and professionally within a diverse society.
Consistent with these expectations is the emphasis placed upon your growth in exhibiting the dimensions of warmth, empathy, unconditional positive regard, genuineness and congruence. During your time in the community and agency counseling program, you will gain an understanding of how humans grow and develop, how they learn, and how social, cultural, economic, religious, political, and educational systems impact personal development.
Get a description of each of Cal U's Clinical Mental Health Counseling courses from our Course Catalog.
Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree.
|CED 702 Counseling Theory||3|
|CED 710 Counseling Skills and Techniques||3|
|CED 724 Experiential Group Process||3|
|CED 789 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling||3|
|CED 705 Developmental Group Counseling||3|
|CED 720 Cross-cultural Counseling||3|
|CED 786 Career Counseling||3|
|CED 711 Practicum in Counselor Education||3|
|CED 712 Clinical Field Experience in Counselor Education||6|
|CED 787 Integration, Collaboration and Consultation||3|
|CED 717 Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health||3|
|CED 755 Counseling Across the Lifespan: Prevention and Treatment in Schools & the Community||3|
|PSY 721 Advanced Tests and Measurements||3|
|CED 785 Research Methods in Counseling||3|
|CED 708 Substance Abuse and Addiction||3|
|CED 735 Introduction to Family Therapy||3|
|CED 791 Crisis Counseling and Disaster Preparedness||3|
Practicum/clinical field experience: Practicum and clinical field experience are taken near the end of the student's program. Practicum requires a minimum of 150 hours on-site. The student will be supervised by a professional in his/her area of interest. The clinical field experience requires a minimum of 600 hours under the supervision of a professional in the student's area of interest. This will be arranged in consultation with the field site coordinator.