Curriculum

We received the 2014 Leo G. Bent Outstanding Professional Counseling Award.

We received the 2014 Leo G. Bent Outstanding Professional Counseling Award.

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)
  • CMHC-511-512 Professional Identity Seminar I & 2 (2 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)
  • CMHC-617 Treatment Planning and Intervention (3 credits)
  • COUN-618 Couple 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)

Electives

  • COUN-599 Special Topics in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3 credits) OR
  • Thesis series:
    • COUN-550 Preparation for Applied Thesis (1 credit)
    • COUN-551-552 M.A. Thesis I & II (2 credits)

Field Training and Seminars

  • SJP-513-514 Social Justice Practicum I & II (2 credits)
  • CMHC-693 CMHC Practicum and Seminar (2 credits)
  • CMHC-694 & 698 CMHC Internship and Seminar I & II (4 credits)
  • CMHC-995: CMHC Comprehensive Examination (0 credits)