Clinical Mental Health Counseling - M.Ed.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2294
www.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes


Description

The Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students for employment as counselors in community-based human service agencies (e.g., substance abuse facilities, mental health centers, child and family service agencies) as well as private counseling facilities.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • goal statement
  • two letters of recommendation
  • Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
  • interview

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in: professional identity, social and cultural diversity, human growth and development, career development, helping relationships, group work, assessment, and research and program evaluation.
  2. Meet the academic components required by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board to be eligible to sit for the Ohio Professional Counselor Licensure Examination (PCLE).
    Note: in Ohio, the PCLE is the examination that is necessary to earn the Professional Counselor (PC) license and eventually the Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) license.
  3. Demonstrate foundational knowledge; knowledge of counseling, prevention, and intervention; knowledge of diversity and advocacy; knowledge of assessment; knowledge of research and evaluation; diagnostic knowledge.
  4. Demonstrate foundational skills and practices; skills and practices of counseling, prevention, and intervention; skills and practices of diversity and advocacy; skills and practices of assessment; skills and practices of research and evaluation; diagnostic skills and practices.
 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[EH-MED-CMHC]

Major Requirements
CES 65511RESEARCH IN COUNSELING 3
CES 67530COUNSELING THEORIES 3
CES 67531COUNSELING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES 3
CES 67580MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING 3
CES 67628DIAGNOSIS IN COUNSELING 3
CES 67492PRACTICUM I: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING 3
CES 67592PRACTICUM II: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING 3
CES 67663ORIENTATION TO CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING 3
CES 67820GROUP WORK:THEORY AND TECHNIQUES 3
CES 68126INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT IN COUNSELING 3
CES 68128CLINICAL ASSESSMENT IN COUNSELING 3
CES 68130PSYCHOPATHOLOGY FOR COUNSELORS 3
CES 68167CASE CONCEPTUALIZATION AND TREATMENT PLANNING 3
CES 68182CAREER COUNSELING 3
CES 67792INTERNSHIP I: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING 3
CES 67892INTERNSHIP II: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING 3
EPSY 65523LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT 3
Advisor approved electives, choose from the following:9
THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
TREATMENT PLANNING IN ADDICTION COUNSELING
COUNSELING ADOLESCENTS
COUNSELING CHILDREN
ADVANCED COUNSELING THEORIES
COUPLES THERAPY:THEORY AND TECHNIQUES
FAMILY THERAPY: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES
ADVANCED MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING
Minimum Total Credit Hours:60

Graduation Requirements

The M.Ed. degree curriculum is a minimum of 60 credit hours, including a 600 clock-hour internship. A pre-practicum examination and comprehensive examination must be passed for matriculation and graduation. This program is designed to fulfill the educational requirements for licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. The program may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis, although some full-time study is urged.

Licensure Information

Candidates seeking Ohio license are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapy Board website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.