Clinical Mental Health Counseling Blended Program

U.S. News and World Report 2018Degree: Master of Science in Education
Program: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 60 credit hours
Delivery Format: Blended (2/3 online/blended, 1/3 on campus)
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree

The M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares you to meet national standards to enter a professional counseling career, including positions in community mental health agencies, treatment centers, correctional facilities, and medical settings. On-site counselor training, client sessions, and field-based experiences in addition to online/blended coursework will equip you to provide clinical mental health related services to help individuals, families, and communities.

This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and its international affiliate, the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs (IRCEP). These accreditations ensure that the program will qualify and prepare you for the National Counselor Exam (NCE), National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam (CMHCE), Mental Health Practitioner License (LMHP), Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP), or other credentials needed for your counseling career. Elective courses are available to gain licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Required Courses

All courses are 3 credit hours and available in an online or blended format unless otherwise indicated.

CSP 802 - Research Methods in Psychology and Education
CSP 805 - Child and Adolescent Development and Interventions
CSP 807P - Clinical Treatment Issues in Addictions Counseling
CSP 815 - Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling
CSP 840 - Adult Development
CSP 850P - Introduction to Counseling and Social Advocacy*
CSP 855 - Techniques of Counseling*
CSP 856 - Multicultural Counseling
CSP 859 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders*
CSP 860 - Theories of Counseling
CSP 862 - Administration and Consultation in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CSP 865 - Group Counseling*
CSP 870 - Marriage and Family Counseling
CSP 875 - Career and Lifestyle Development
CSP 880 - Appraisal and Evaluation of Individuals and Systems
CSP 885 - Practicum in Counseling and Guidance*
CSP 886 - Advanced Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling*
CSP 892 - Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (6 credit hours)*
Elective course (selected in consultation with an advisor) 

*Course offered on-campus only.

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Program Overview
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How do I get started?

1. Request information about the program to learn more.

Apply to the program.

3. Contact
UNK eCampus with any questions:
University of Nebraska at Kearney - eCampus
Phone: 308-865-8927
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