The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (CMHC) is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The 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). This is a two-year full-time cohort-model program that 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:
Application Deadline- March 1st
Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination(CPCE)
Enrolling for Courses for Licensure - "Non Degree Seeking"
Graduate Academic Learning Compact
Graduate Assistantships and Partial Waivers
Program Outcomes Report 2014
Site Supervisor Handbook
Program Information Sessions:
September 28, 2015
Location Bldg. 39A Room 1032
October 26 , 2015
Location Bldg. 39A
December 3, 2015
January 20, 2016
February 17, 2016
Natalie Arce Indelicato, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Clinical Director
Cynthia G. Scott, Ph.D.
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
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