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Graduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counseling, Clinical Mental Health, M.Ed.


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Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Specialization leading to a Master of Education  degree.

Sixty credit hours leading to an degree in mental health counseling.

Application Deadlines

Summer/Fall admission applications must be received in the Graduate Admissions Office by January 21st. Spring admission applications must be received by August 31st.

Introduction

The main goal of the program is to prepare counselors for roles in community agencies. Graduates who successfully meet educational requirements are eligible to take the National Counselor Examination (NCE). After successfully passing the examination, graduates are awarded the Professional Counselor (PC) license until they have acquired two years of supervised experience in counseling, obtained after the award of the master’s degree. After successful completion of this supervised experience, they are awarded the Professional Clinical Counselor license (PCC). The program emphasizes a clinical orientation, focusing on theory and skills in counseling (individual, group, and family), assessment, human behavior and development, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, intervention methods, lifestyle and career development, legal and ethical responsibilities, and service-delivery systems.

Clinical and Field-Based Experience

There are two separate clinical, field-based courses. The first is CNS 680 , Counseling Practicum. This is a one-semester course requiring 100 hours of clinical field experience. Counseling Practicum is offered in the fall and spring semesters. The second clinical, field-based experience is the two-part Internship in Agency Counseling (CNS 686  and CNS 687 ). This is an intensive, two-consecutive-semester learning experience of supervised counseling in an agency setting. Internship is offered as a fall-spring sequence only. Prerequisites for Practicum and Internship are listed under the course descriptions in this Catalog. Counseling faculty strictly enforce prerequisites.

Eligibility for Counseling Practicum (CNS 680 )

Students plan their programs so they can apply for practicum two semesters in advance of the term in which they wish to take it. Applications are available in the CASAL Department office, Rhodes Tower 1419. In addition to the application, there is a mandatory practicum-orientation meeting. Applicants for practicum will be notified of the meeting date and time after they turn in their practicum applications to their advisors. To be eligible to register for practicum, students must have passed the following courses: CNS 617 , CNS 620 , CNS 622 , CNS 623 , CNS 624  and CNS 629 .

Eligibility for Agency Counseling Internship (CNS 686  and CNS 687 )

Students plan their programs so they can apply for internship two semesters in advance of the term in which they wish to take it. Applications are available in the CASAL Department office, Rhodes Tower 1419. In addition to successful completion of the practicum (CNS 680 ) and all practicum prerequisites, to be eligible for internship students must have passed CNS 706 .

Program of Study


(60 credits) 

Research in Behavioral Sciences


Cultural Human Development


Screening Course


Group Process


Intervention and Prevention of Mental and Emotional Disorders


Psychopathology and Personality


Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorders


Career Development


Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders


Elective Credits


The remaining seven credits are elective. Students pursuing PCC licensure in Ohio should fulfill these seven elective credits with courses from the clinical course-work offerings in counseling. These are listed on the department Web site at http://www.csuohio.edu/cehs/departments/casal/.

For further information about the Counselor Education Program, contact the Department of CASAL at (216) 687-4613 or go to the department Web site at http://www.csuohio.edu/cehs/departments/casal/.

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