The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students to work as professional counselors in a variety of behavioral health and social service settings. The program fulfills the degree requirements necessary to become a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), as well as being able to take the National Counselor Examination (NCE). Students completing the 60-credit master's degree program will meet the educational requirements required to become Licensed Professional Counselors in Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Licensure Act 136 of 1998). Students will need two or more additional years of supervised work experience after graduation to complete the requirements for LPC.
Dr. Robert Mehalik
Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
This program fulfills the master's degree requirements for:
- National Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania
|Area I: Core Courses Required for Candidacy
|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|
|Area II: Advanced Counseling Core
|CED 705 Developmental Group Counseling||3|
|CED 720 Cross-Cultural Counseling||3|
|CED 786 Career Counseling||3|
|Area III: Psychological Foundations
|CED 717 Diagnosis and Treatment in Psychopathology||3|
|CED 722 Assessment and Procedures for Counselors||3|
|CED 755 Counseling Across the Life Span||3|
|CED 785 Research Methods in Counseling||3|
|Area IV: Clinical Core
|CED 708 Substance Abuse and Addiction||3|
|CED 735 Introduction to Family Therapy||3|
|CED 791 Crisis Counseling and Disaster Preparedness||3|
|Electives* (two courses)||6|
|Area V: Field Education Core
|CED 711 Practicum in Counselor Education||3|
|CED 712 Clinical Field Experience in Counselor Education
|CED 787 Ethics, Integration, Consultation and Collaboration||3|
* Electives can be chosen from any CED course or certification in conjunction with your adviser.
Program Note: CED 790 (Internship) can substitute for CED 712.
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 their 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.