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  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

    Program Admission Requirements

    Phase I: Graduate School Admission.

    1. Meet the requirements to be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies.
    2. Provide verification of background clearance/fingerprints.

    Phase II: Counseling Program Admissions Portfolio

    Candidates must submit a portfolio to the Counselor Education Program for review. The portfolio affords a candidate to provide valuable information regarding:
    • Relevance of Career Goals
    • Aptitude for Graduate-level study
    • Potential success in forming effective counseling relationships
    • Respect for Cultural differences.
    1. Resume including educational background, a record of employment, and volunteer activities.
    2. Professional Goals Essay
    3. Three completed Recommendation for Admission Forms.
    NOTE: This program was previously known as the Master of Science in Adult Continuing Education (Non-Certification) Community Counseling Option. Available beginning Spring 2017.

    I. Professional Courses: 9 hours

    • CO 506. Life-Span Development and Learning (3)
    • ED 504. Techniques of Educational Research (3)
    • ED 506. Educational Statistics (3) 

    II. Concentration Courses: 39 hours

    • CO 500. Professional Orientation (3)
    • CO 508. Pre-Practicum in Counseling (3)
    • CO 541. Techniques of Counseling (3)
    • CO 542. Career Development and Counseling (3)
    • CO 543. Counseling Children and Adolescents (3)
    • CO 544. Strategies for Crisis Intervention (3)
    • CO 545. Diagnostic Techniques in Counseling (3)
    • CO 546. Group Counseling (3)
    • CO 547. Counseling Multicultural Populations (3)
    • CO 558. Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3)
    • CO 589. Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (6)
    • PY 520. The Diagnostic Process for Mental Disorders (3) 

    Twelve hours from the following:

    • CO 510. Theories and Treatment of Addiction (3)
    • CO 511. Issues in Addiction Recovery (3)
    • CO 512. Family Issues in Counseling Addicted Clients (3)
    • CO 513. Techniques of Addictions Counseling (3)
    • CO 530. Theory and Techniques in Distance Counseling (3)
    • CO 531. Law and Ethics in Distance Counseling (3)
    • CO 532. Administration and Practice of Distance Counseling (3)
    • CO 533. Distance Counseling with Special Populations (3)
    • CO 550. Theory and Treatment of Trauma (3)
    • CO 551. Counseling with Special Populations Grief, Trauma, or Crisis (3)
    • CO 553. Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling (3)
    • CO 554. Technology and the Counseling Profession (3)
    • CO 560. Theory and Treatment of Grief (3)
    • CO 571. Introduction to Play Therapy (3)
    • CO 572. Advanced Play Therapy (3)
    • CO 573. Adult/Child Relationship (3)
    • PY 525. Personality Assessment (3)
    • PY 526. Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
    • PY 528. Health Psychology (3)
    • PY 529. Psychopharmacology (3)
    • PY 535. Advanced Techniques in Family Counseling (3)
    • PY 560. Psychological Tests and Measurements (3)
    • PY 563. Assessment Techniques in Family Counseling (3)

    Total Required: 60 hours

    Note(s):

    • This program is also offered online.

    Program Completion Requirements

    • A grade-point average of not less than 3.0 on a four-point scale on all work attempted with no grade less than “C.”
    • Satisfactory performance in one practicum for 100 clock hours and full-time internship of 600 clock hours of internship and 700 hours total professional practice supervised jointly by a site supervisor and a UWA counselor educator program faculty member.
    • Passing score on the comprehensive examination, known as the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE), which can be taken no earlier than upon completion of forty-eight semester hours of coursework in their program.


    Governance

    The Educator Preparation Program and the Educator Certification Program are governed by the Alabama State Department of Education, and the College of Education reserves the right to change requirements in these programs at any time when such changes are mandated by the State Department.

     

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