The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is committed to preparing knowledgeable and ethical Professional Counselors equipped for the practice of individual, couple, family, and group counseling. Our program emphasizes working with diverse populations and developing strategies to promote the social, emotional, psychological, and physical health of individuals, families, communities, and organizations. We contribute to human development, adjustment, and change by encouraging our diverse faculty and student body to engage in reflective practice, critical inquiry, civic engagement, and responsible social action.
This 60-credit-hour program is accredited by CACREP. The program prepares graduates to enter the counseling profession in a variety of human service settings, including welfare and other social service agencies, mental health centers, penal institutions, court systems, employment centers, allied health agencies, government service agencies, community college counseling centers, and private practice. A sub-specialty in employee assistance counseling is available to prepare counselors for business, industry, and government settings.
Additional information about the program can be found in the internship handbook.
Find more information on our Community Counseling Services Center
Retention rate: 94%
Average time to complete the program: 2.5 years (89% complete the program in 7 semesters or less)
2017-18 Cost: on-campus $1,655 per credit
Scholarships: merit based scholarships
Employment settings: community mental health settings, inpatient units, intensive outpatient units, crisis counseling
Licensure eligibility: License for Professional Counselors (LPC) *requirements vary by state
NCE passing rates: 87.5% (7 of 8 students)
Accreditation status: 2 years through 2017, review pending summer 2017 *Program has been accredited since 1984
Annual Fall Enrollment: 36 (new and continuing)
Predicted job outlook (2014-2024) 19% expected increase *compared to 7% expected increase in total US jobs *Obtained from US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 60 credits, including 54 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses, and completion of 600 hours in internships and 100 hours in a practicum.
EDUC 6114: Introduction to Quantitative Research
CNSL 6151: Professional and Ethical Orientation to Counseling
CNSL 6153: Counseling Interview Skills
CNSL 6154: Theories and Techniques of Counseling
CNSL 6155: Career Counseling
CNSL 6157: Individual Assessment in Counseling
CNSL 6159: Psychosocial Adaptation
CNSL 6161: Group Counseling
CNSL 6163: Social/Cultural Dimensions Counseling
CNSL 6169: Counseling Substance Abusers
CNSL 6171: Family Counseling
CNSL 6173: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
CNSL 6174: Trauma and Crisis Intervention
CNSL 6185: Practicum/Internship in Counseling
CNSL 6186:Advanced Internship in Counseling
CNSL 6268: Foundations/Practicum: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
HDEV 6108: Life Span Human Development
HDEV 6109: Child Development OR HDEV 6110: Adolescent Development OR HDEV 8244: Adult and Aging Development
Electives: 6 credits in elective courses to be selected in consultation with the program advisor
Our graduates are offering hope and help to students and clients at multiple community, government and school based locations including:
Find people in need and you will find a GSEHD counselor.