Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL)

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (CMHC) Master's Program

Graduation

 

Program Overview

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is a 60 semester-hour, CACREP accredited program that meets the academic requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor (PC) in the State of Ohio. Our program offers a strong clinical base for students to work in a variety of clinical mental health settings that range from community based agencies and private practice to employee assistance programs. Cleveland State University's counseling graduate program meets the clinical competencies outlined in the Ohio Counselor license law.

Objectives of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

  1. Education of Counseling students
    1. To educate Clinical Mental Health counseling students who meet all Ohio standards for licensure as Professional Counselors (PC) and Professional Clinical Counselors (PCC). 
    2. To provide training across the 8 common core areas as identified by CACREP. These are: Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice, Social and Cultural Diversity, Human Growth & Development, Career Development, Counseling and Helping Relationship, Group Counseling and Group Work, Assessment and Testing, Research and Program Evaluation 
  2. Advancement of program excellence
    1. Promote professional counselor identity with students through involvement in professional counseling organizations. 
    2. That our faculty contribute to the field of Counselor Education at the national level through publications, presentations, membership in professional counseling organizations and service. 
    3. To maintain our CACREP accreditation for Clinical Mental Health 
  3. Service
    1. To provide service to counseling interns and the Cleveland State University community in our Counseling and Academic Success Center (CASC). 
    2. To provide service to the greater Cleveland area through Continuing Education workshops, pro bono presentations, and consultation. 
    3. Provide service to the profession. 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Vital Statistics

  • The number of program graduates from the 2018-2019 academic year is 58.
  • The program completion rate is 99%.
  • The licensure or certification examination pass rate is 95% on first attempt.
  • The job placement rate 75%.

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Admission Requirements

Application Deadline:  None (rolling admission)

Minimum G.P.A: 2.75

GRE RequirementRequired GRE or MAT.

Letters of Recommendation: Required.

Degree Completion Requirements

Sixty credit hours leading to an degree in clinical mental health counseling.

RESEARCH IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
EDB 601 - Educational Research
CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS AND SOCIAL ISSUES
CNS 504  - Cultural & Social Foundations in Counseling
CNS 517 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling
CULTURAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
ALD 603 - Lifespan Development
SCREENING COURSEs

*CNS 620 - Laboratory in Counseling Techniques

*CNS 523 - Small Group Experience
*First courses to be taken after acceptance into the Counseling Program 
AGENCY PRACTICE
CNS 529 - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING
CNS 622 - Individual Counseling: Theories and Process
GROUP PROCESS
CNS 623 - Group Process and Practice
Note: Active participation as a member of a counseling group is a required part of this course.
ASSESSMENT
CNS 505 - Appraisal Counseling
At Least one of the Following:
CNS 701 - Assessment for Counselors
CNS 702 - Individual Intelligence Testing
CNS 703 - Personality Assessment for Counselors
INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS
CNS 650 - Case Conceptualization and Treatment
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND PERSONALITY
CNS 712 - Theories of Personality & Counseling
DIAGNOSIS OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS
CNS 706 - Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Counselors
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
CNS 524 - Career Development & Information Services
TREATMENT OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS
CNS 709 - Psychopharmacology for Counselors
CLINICAL AND FIELD-BASED EXPERIENCE
CNS 680 - Counseling Practicum
CNS 686 - Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CNS 687 - Advanced Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
ELECTIVE COURSES: Students take 6 elective credits from the following list
CNS 501: Chemical Dependency: Assessment, Prevention, Treatment (4 credits)
CNS 502: Pharmacology of Addiction (1 Credit)
CNS 503: Legal /Ethical Issues Treating Drug Dependence (1 Credit) 
CNS 510: Early Childhood Development and Mental Health (3 credits)
CNS 511: Families and Early Childhood (3 Credits) 
CNS 512: Early Childhood Assessment (3 credits)
CNS 513: Techniques and Interventions for Early Childhood Mental Health Professionals (3 Credits) 
CNS 514: Internship in Early Childhood Mental Health & Behavioral Consultation (4 Credits) 
CNS 632: Seminar in Counseling: Human Sexuality (3 credits)
CNS 632: Trauma-Informed Approaches (3 credits)
CNS 634: Counseling and Spirituality (2 Credits) 
CNS 644: Counseling LGBT Clients (3 Credits)
CNS 670: Counseling Children and Adolescents (3 Credits) 
CNS 738 Family Counseling (3 Credits)

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