Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
The concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is primarily designed for those persons who wish to pursue employment in a clinical mental health setting and pursue licensure as a professional counselor. The 60 credit program is a basis for preparation for the requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor in the State of Tennessee.
Methods of instruction in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program include: classroom teaching/lecture, student led presentations, hybridized course delivery with content pushed out to students, engaging with the institution’s learning management system, Blackboard, independent reading and research, and clinical placements in the appropriate field setting. In accordance with established graduate school matriculation policies, known in the Graduate Catalog as “Continuation Standards” students are expected to maintain a B average in order to remain in the program. Students who earn a C in one class must repeat it for a better grade. Earning two Cs will result in program dismissal.
|EPSY 5010||Methods of Educational Research|
|COUN 5020||Introduction to the Counseling Profession|
|COUN 5100||Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling|
|COUN 5430||Theories of Human Development|
|COUN 5440||Theories and Techniques of Counseling|
|COUN 5450||Counseling Skills|
|COUN 5470||Group Counseling|
|COUN 5480||Measurements and Assessments in Counseling|
|COUN 5490||Career Development and Counseling|
|COUN 5610||Seminar in Clinical Mental Health Counseling|
|COUN 5630||Introduction to Counseling Supervision|
|COUN 5750||Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders|
|COUN 5760||Theory and Practice in Multicultural Counseling|
|COUN 5550||Counseling Practicum|
|COUN 5590/5720||Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling|
Elective courses (3 hours required)
|COUN 5510||Crisis Counseling and Suicidology|
|COUN 5520||Addictions Counseling|
|COUN 5530||Family Counseling I|
|COUN 5540||Counseling Children and Adolescents|
|COUN 5620||Seminar in School Counseling|
|COUN 5640||Introduction to Play Therapy|
|COUN 5680||Couples Counseling|
|COUN 5780||Advanced Family Counseling|
|COUN 5030||Selected Topics in Counseling|
|COUN 5997||Independent Study|
The comprehensive exam is an exit examination required of all master’s degree students. It is ordinarily taken during the student’s last semester of study in the program. The purpose of the exam is to assess the student’s knowledge of counseling to ensure minimum competence in the field. The CPCE will also provide collective feedback that can be used by the program in developing /adapting curriculum.
Dr. Elizabeth O'Brien is the Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.