• Graduate Program
    Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

    The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (CMHC) is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREPThe CMHC Program is a 60 credit hour program which meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). The program is practitioner-oriented in the sense that students are required to complete a demanding field experience requirement of 1,000 supervised hours before graduation. The counseling curriculum offers a unique blend of courses to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for becoming a competent counseling professional. Solid academic performance and experiential mastery are required.


    The mission of the UNF Master's Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is to provide comprehensive training for individuals who wish to counsel diverse populations in a variety of mental health settings. This program provides students with an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment which encompasses academic rigor and promotes excellence, ethical and professional integrity, and effective interpersonal communication and therapeutic skills. Curricular experiences include opportunities to explore the life-span, social, and cultural foundations of behavior; practice psychotherapeutic and diagnostic skills; and complete extensive field experiences in order to apply knowledge and skills in professional settings.

    The program prepares mental health counselors to fulfill the following roles: provide direct counseling services to individuals, groups, and families; assist clients in making responsible decisions and in developing skills of self determination; provide resources, referrals, and information to assist clients in coping with societal, economic, and other barriers; serve as models and mentors to clients as they pursue optimum levels of mental health; advocate for clients’ rights through participation in community, state, and national organizational efforts; and, become leaders in community agencies in efforts to facilitate delivery of optimum mental health services.

    The CMHC curriculum is focused on preparing counseling professionals for employment in various settings including:

    • community mental health centers
    • psychiatric hospitals
    • residential treatment facilities
    • outpatient mental health clinics
    • rehabilitation agencies
    • social service agencies
    • employee assistance programs
    • alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers
    • correctional institutions
    • adolescent crisis centers
    • college counseling centers
    • private practice 


     Program of Study

  • Major: Clinical Mental Health Couns
    Degree: Master of Science
    Informational Text
    Please note the following:
    • Refer to the UNF graduate catalog for prerequisites to individual courses.
    • Unless a course is identified as repeatable for credit, you may receive credit for a course only once. However, your GPA will reflect all repeated courses.
    • Program Director approval is required prior to registering for course work at another institution.
    • With Program Director approval, graduate level course work may be transferred from another regionally accredited institution.
    • Apply for graduation on-line through myWings or in the One Stop Student Services Office by the fourth week of the semester you are graduating. See university catalog for specific deadlines.
    • It is mandatory to follow the program course sequence. You must contact the program director for any changes in course sequence to be considered.
    Major Requirements (48 credits)
    MHS6486 Human Dev Across Lifespan (3 Credits)
    MHS6404 Theories in Clinical MHC (3 Credits)
    MHS6700 Legal, Prof, Eth in Counseling (3 Credits)
    MHS6941 Clinical Counseling Skills (3 Credits)
    MHS6876 Clinical Research Evaluation (3 Credits)
    MHS6070 Psychopathology (3 Credits)
    MHS6428 Counseling Diverse Populations (3 Credits)
    MHS6510 Group Counseling (3 Credits)
    MHS6205 Assessment and Evaluation (3 Credits)
    MHS6305 Career Counseling (3 Credits)
    MHS6800 Prac:Mental Health Counseling (3-6 Credits)
    MHS6401 CMHC in Community Settings (3 Credits)
    MHS6450 Addictions Counseling (3 Credits)
    MHS6470 Sexual Issue in Counseling (3 Credits)
    MHS6830 Intern in Mental Health Counse (3 Credits)
    Major Electives (12 credits)
    • MHS6402 Overview of Brief Conseling
    • MHS6430 Introduction to Family Counseling
    • MHS6431 Adv. Seminar in Family Counseling
    • MHS6436 Counseling Military Families
    • MHS6440 Counseling Couples
    • MHS6500 Advanced Practice in Group Therapy
    • MHS6610 Clinical Supervision in Counseling
    • MHS6916 Conceptual/Research Independent Study in CMHC
    • MHS6930 Special Topics in Counseling



Course Descriptions


Course Search


 CMHC Video 

2014-2015 Course Sequence  




Application Deadline- April 1st




Enrolling in Courses for Licensure 


Graduate Academic Learning Compact  


Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination(CPCE) 


Student Handbook  


Site Supervisor Handbook


2013 Program Outcomes Report


Program Evaluation Survey Results


Graduate School


Graduate Assistantships and Partial Waivers   


Program Information Sessions:


 January 14, 2015 

Building 39 Room 4029 



 February 18, 2015 

Building 39 Room 4029



 March 4, 2015

Building 39 Room 4029





Natalie Arce Indelicato, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor & Clinical Director


Cynthia G. Scott, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Tes Tuason, Ph.D. 



Sharon T. Wilburn, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Public Health


Richmond Wynn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor &  Director




For more information please contact:


Dr. Richmond D. Wynn,  Director