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
- Education of Counseling students
- To educate Clinical Mental Health counseling students who meet all Ohio standards for licensure as Professional Counselors (PC) and Professional Clinical Counselors (PCC).
- 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
- Advancement of program excellence
- Promote professional counselor identity with students through involvement in professional counseling organizations.
- That our faculty contribute to the field of Counselor Education at the national level through publications, presentations, membership in professional counseling organizations and service.
- To maintain our CACREP accreditation for Clinical Mental Health
- To provide service to counseling interns and the Cleveland State University community in our Counseling and Academic Success Center (CASC).
- To provide service to the greater Cleveland area through Continuing Education workshops, pro bono presentations, and consultation.
- Provide service to the profession.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Vital Statistics
- The program completion rate is 99%.
- The licensure or certification examination pass rate is 95% on first attempt.
- The job placement rate 75%.
Application Deadline: None (rolling admission)
Minimum G.P.A: 2.75
GRE Requirement: Required 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|
*CNS 620 - Laboratory in Counseling Techniques
|*CNS 523 - Small Group Experience|
|*First courses to be taken after acceptance into the Counseling Program|
|CNS 529 - Clinical Mental Health Counseling|
|CNS 622 - Individual Counseling: Theories and Process|
|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|
|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|
|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)|
- Apply to Our Counseling Program
- Background Check Info
- CNS Master Schedule
- CMHC Program of Study
- CMHC suggested course sequence
- Practicum Information
- Internship Information
- Counseling Student Handbook
- Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage & Family Therapy
- National Board of Certified Counselors website
- American Counseling Association Website