2023-2024 Catalog

 

MA - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program to provide a Christ-centered academic community that facilitates the professional and personal development of students to become competent providers of exceptional clinical mental health services to individuals and their related systems within relevant ecological contexts.

Successful Program Learning Outcomes are as follows:

  • Students will articulate a clear understanding of CMHC professional identity.
  • Students will deliver mental health services with multicultural competence.
  • Students will integrate understanding of developmental concepts and processes in case conceptualizations.
  • Students will conceptualize the relationship that exists between/among work, personal and relational well-being, and other life roles.
  • Students will demonstrate essential counseling skills with competence.
  • Students will facilitate a group session with competency.
  • Students will display counseling appraisal skills that demonstrate validity and reliability.
  • Students will apply research findings from professional literature to inform development of treatment plans/intervention strategies.
  • Students will integrate faith-based or spirituality-based principles/strategies in case conceptualizations or interventions.
  • Demonstrate ability to diagnose mental disorders using accepted diagnostic systems (e.g. DSM, ICD).
  • Apply CMHC paradigm in case conceptualizations (i.e., remediation of pathology and promotion of well-being in clients and their related ecological contexts).
  • Students will function in professional roles and relationships in ways that reflect adherence to ethical and legal standards.

Requirements (60 credits)

Core Courses

CNS-501Human Growth and Development

3

CNS-502Multicultural Counseling

3

CNS-503Theory and Techniques in the Helping Relationship

3

CNS-504Theory and Techniques in Group Counseling

3

CNS-505Theory and Techniques in Career Counseling

3

CNS-506Appraisal of Individuals and Families

3

CNS-507Research and Evaluation of Methods and Practice

3

CNS-508Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues

3

CNS-509Integration of Christian Faith in Professional Counseling

3

Total Credit Hours:27

Clinical Experiences

CNS-550ASupervised Practicum - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3

CNS-551ASupervised Internship - Clinical Counseling

3

CNS-552ASupervised Internship - Clinical Counseling

3

Total Credit Hours:9
CNS-554A is no longer required by CACREP or the Indiana CMHC Licensure Board. Students are permitted to select a course from a list of suggested course alternatives as a substitute. The program advisor will assist students in identifying a suitable alternative course.

Major Courses

CNS-511Issues in Addiction Recovery

3

CNS-522Foundations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3

CNS-523Assessment and Intervention in Clinical Mental Health

3

CNS-524Ecological Counseling and Prevention

3

CNS-533Psychopathology

3

Electives

9

Total Credit Hours:24

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