Clinical Mental Health Counseling - M.Ed.
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
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
Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- Official transcript(s)
- goal statement
- two letters of recommendation
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
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 website. Effective 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrate foundational knowledge; knowledge of counseling, prevention, and intervention; knowledge of diversity and advocacy; knowledge of assessment; knowledge of research and evaluation; diagnostic knowledge.
- 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.
|CES 65511||RESEARCH IN COUNSELING||3|
|CES 67530||COUNSELING THEORIES||3|
|CES 67531||COUNSELING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES||3|
|CES 67580||MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING||3|
|CES 67628||DIAGNOSIS IN COUNSELING||3|
|CES 67492||PRACTICUM I: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING||3|
|CES 67592||PRACTICUM II: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING||3|
|CES 67663||ORIENTATION TO CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING||3|
|CES 67820||GROUP WORK:THEORY AND TECHNIQUES||3|
|CES 68126||INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT IN COUNSELING||3|
|CES 68128||CLINICAL ASSESSMENT IN COUNSELING||3|
|CES 68130||PSYCHOPATHOLOGY FOR COUNSELORS||3|
|CES 68167||CASE CONCEPTUALIZATION AND TREATMENT PLANNING||3|
|CES 68182||CAREER COUNSELING||3|
|CES 67792||INTERNSHIP I: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING||3|
|CES 67892||INTERNSHIP II: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING||3|
|EPSY 65523||LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT||3|
|Advisor approved electives, choose from the following:||9|
|THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING|
|TREATMENT PLANNING IN ADDICTION COUNSELING|
|ADVANCED COUNSELING THEORIES|
|COUPLES THERAPY:THEORY AND TECHNIQUES|
|FAMILY THERAPY: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES|
|ADVANCED MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||60|
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.
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.