Offering evening, weekend, online, 
and blended learning options.

Offering evening, weekend, online,
and blended learning options.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Curriculum

The Master of Arts in Counseling: Specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 61 credit hour program that includes coursework and a training practicum. Successful completion of this program includes the courses listed below. More information, including course descriptions and sequencing can be found in the Adler University Catalog.

Core Courses

  • CMHC-510: Professional Development Seminar (0 credits)
  • COUN-518: Adlerian Theory and Counseling (3 credits)
  • CMHC-531: Foundations of Clinical Mental Health (3 credits)                              
  • COUN-532:  Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues (3 credits)                                      
  • COUN-533: Counseling Theories (3 credits)
  • COUN-534: Counseling Skills (3 credits)
  • COUN-535: Diagnosis of Maladaptive Behavior (3 credits)
  • COUN-536: Counseling Multicultural Communities (3 credits)
  • COUN-540: Group Counseling (3 credits)
  • COUN-617: Treatment Planning and Intervention (3 credits)
  • COUN-618: Couples and Family Counseling (3 credits)
  • COUN-622: Human Growth and Development (3 credits)                                                 
  • COUN-625: Research and Program Evaluation (3 credits)
  • COUN-626: Appraisal and Assessment (3 credits)
  • COUN-629: Career Development Theories and Interventions (3 credits)
  • COUN-630: Addictions Counseling (3 credits)
  • CMHC-635: Advanced Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3 credits)
  • CMHC-599: Special Topics in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3 credits)

Field Training and Seminars

  • PCO-211: Community Service Seminar I (1 credit)
  • PCO-212: Community Service Seminar II (1 credit)
  • PCO-213: Community Service Practicum I (1 credit)
  • PCO-214: Community Service Practicum II (1 credit)
  • CMHC-693: CMHC Practicum & Seminar (1 credit)
  • CMHC-694: CMHC Internship & Seminar I (1 credit)
  • CMHC-698: CMHC Internship & Seminar II  (1 credit)
  • CMHC-995: CMHC Comprehensive Examination (0 credits)