Curriculum

Preparing students to 
lead social change.

Preparing students to
lead social change.

Curriculum

The Master of Arts in Counseling: Specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program requires the successful completion of field training and courses from those listed below.

Course offerings include:

  • Adlerian Theory and Counseling
  • Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • Counseling Theories
  • Counseling Skills
  • Diagnosis of Maladaptive Behavior
  • Counseling Multicultural Communities
  • Group Counseling
  • Treatment Planning and Intervention
  • Couple and Family Counseling
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Appraisal and Assessment
  • Career Development Theories and Interventions
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Advanced Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Electives:

Students are required to take two electives that are three-hour courses each. Students can take electives offered by the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program as listed below or they can choose a course from the department elective menu, upon their faculty advisor’s approval.

  • Counseling and Human Sexuality
  • Child & Adolescent Counseling
  • Technology Applications in Counseling
  • Counseling Older Adults and Families
  • Mind, Body, and Meditative Practices in Counseling

OR the thesis series below:

  • Preparation for Applied Thesis
  • M.A. Thesis I & II

Field Training and Seminars:

  • Social Justice Practicum I & II
  • CMHC Practicum and Seminar
  • CMHC Internship and Seminar I & II

Find course descriptions and more information in the Adler University course catalog at adler.edu/catalog.