The Clinical Mental Health Program trains competent, master’s level professional counselors who can help others to understand personal and interpersonal difficulties, develop effective decision-making strategies, utilize appropriate resources and implement appropriate courses of action to enhance their level of personal functioning and psychological adjustment.

Like the other programs within the Division, the Mental Health Counseling Program is also based on the premise that self awareness, commitment to continuous personal and professional growth and ethical decision making are necessary to function as an effective counseling professional. The program is designed to meet the academic requirements for licensure as a clinical mental health counselor. Additional post-degree supervised experience and examination are required by the state before licensure can be obtained.

Specific Requirements

  • *indicates that a minimum grade of “B” is required.
  • GPS500 Ethics and Foundations of Counseling*
  • GPS501 Developmental Psychology*
  • GPS502 Advanced Theories of Psychotherapy*
  • GPS503 Research Methods
  • GPS504 Advanced Abnormal Psychology*
  • GPS505 Group Counseling
  • GPS506 Family Systems
  • GPS507 Psychological Appraisal*
  • GPS513 Career Counseling
  • GPS518 Diversity and Professional Relationships*
  • GPS519 Counseling Techniques*
  • GPS522 Foundations of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • GPS525 Psychopharmacology
  • GPS527 Organizational and Community Counseling*
  • GPS535 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Field Experience I*
  • GPS536 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Field Experience II*
  • GPS553 Clinical Mental Counseling Field Experience III*
  • GPS554 Clinical Mental Counseling Field Experience IV*