The curriculum meets
the 2009 CACREP Standards by integrating the eight core curriculum experiences
and the six clinical mental health counseling domains.
Grades of “B” or better are required in all graduate courses.
- Core requirements: 48 credit hours of graduate Clinical Mental
Health Counseling coursework
- Electives: 12 credit hours of graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling coursework
- Practicum: 330 contact hours
- Internship: 335 contact
- Passing score
on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)
Major: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Degree: Master of Science
At this time the Clinical Mental Health
Counseling program is a full-time cohort program with classes from 3:05-5:50
and 6:00-8:45 pm Monday through Thursday. The program is designed to provide
comprehensive training for individuals who wish to counsel diverse populations
in a variety of mental health settings. Curricular experiences encompass
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
Major Requirements (48 hrs)
Grades of "B" or better are required in all graduate courses.
Students must apply to graduate by the published deadline during their final semester.
Electives (12 hrs)
see semester schedule for additional options
Click here for the current graduate catalog's course listings and descriptions
1st Semester (Fall)
2nd Semester (Spring)
- MHS 6486: Human Development Across the Lifespan 3hrs
- MHS: 6404: Theories in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- MHS 6700: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in
6941: Clinical Counseling Skills 3hrs
- MHS 6876:
Clinical Research & Outcome in Mental Health Counseling 3hrs
- MHS 6070:
- MHS 6428:
Counseling Diverse Populations 3hrs
- MHS 6205:
Assessment and Evaluation in Mental Health Counseling 3hrs
6305: Career Counseling 3hrs
Semester Total: 12 credit hours
4th Semester (Fall)
- MHS 6401: Counseling in Community Settings 3hrs
- MHS 6800: Practicum (330 contact hours) 3hrs
- Elective 3hrs
- MHS 6830:
Internship (335 contact hours) 3hrs
- MHS 6450:
Addictions Counseling 3hrs
- Elective 3hrs
- Electives 6hrs
Semester Total: 9 credit hours
Please refer to the Clinical
Practicum/Internship Handbook for detailed information.
must complete all the first year
courses as indicated above before theycanenroll
Enrollment in the first Internship class takes place in semester 5
which is the spring term of the second year.
electives are 3 credit hours and some are subject to change during any academic
year. With advice of the student’s
advisor and/or approval of the program director students may be allowed to take
elective courses in other program areas.
Some of these areas include nutrition, public health, geriatric
management, health administration and working with special needs
individuals. The list below reflects
those CMHC courses currently offered as electives.
MHS 6905 Directed
Independent Study in theClinical
students an opportunityto work with a faculty on a topic of
interest to both of them. Typically an independent study is reserved for doing
research with a faculty or for working on a project that is not addressed in a
traditional course. If a student is
interested in pursuing an independent study it is best that they outline their
proposal, contact the professor or professors with whom they would like to
work, and discuss the viability of the project.
If the professor believes the project to be viable and gives tentative
approval, the student will then more thoroughly design
—and bring this to the professor(s)
for final approval. In the proposal the
will need to identify the following:
study proposal must be approved priorto
There is a formal independent study contract that must be signed by the
sponsoring faculty, program director and department chairperson. Once approved this contract is submitted to
the advisement office so the student can register for the independent study.
CMHC Program Director must clear Out-of-Program Independent Studies.
that precludetheircompleting all
by theendoftheterm may, at
“Incomplete.” The student must completethe coursewithin thetimelimit set bytheinstructor, not to exceed one calendaryear. To extend
thestudent must petition
University policy dictates that an"I" will be changed to
afinal evaluativegrade of F after one year unless the student works with
a faculty member to make a change. This “F” grade will be calculated into the
student’s GPA. Students cannot
re-register for courses in which an incomplete grade is outstanding.
Students must submit a formal
in theUniversityCalendaron the Universityweb site:
www.unf.edu. The application can
bedownloaded at: http://www.unf.edu/registrar/download.html.
1. Professional Orientation
3. Program of Study & Curriculum
4. Student Progress Assessment
6. Student Opportunities
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