Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)

CMHC 700  |  Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethics  |  3 cr

Provides an orientation to professional counseling, ethical standards, and wellness model. Explores the role of advocacy and social justice in the counseling field and includes orientation to reflective counseling practice.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Offered: Fall.

CMHC 702  |  Counseling Skills and Strategies  |  3 cr

Provides an in-depth orientation to skills and strategies of intervention used in professional counseling settings. Offers students the opportunity to practice and apply skills in triads with peers. Utilizes assignments to develop competencies in counseling practice.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Offered: Fall.

CMHC 704  |  Counseling Theories  |  3 cr

Provides an introduction to the major systematic approaches to clinical mental health counseling. Examines theoretical case conceptualization and interventions, and psychotherapy research and integration.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Offered: Fall.

CMHC 706  |  Group Counseling  |  3 cr

Provides an in-depth orientation to group counseling leadership skills and strategies for management of group counseling. Offers students an opportunity to experience being a group member while simultaneously developing knowledge in group theories and group leadership skills.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Offered: Fall.

CMHC 714  |  Lifespan Development in Counseling  |  3 cr

Provides an introduction to human growth and development across the lifespan. Examines influences on multiple domains of human development, and the implications for professional counseling practice.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Offered: Fall.

CMHC 716  |  Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling  |  3 cr

Provides an introduction to social, cultural, and diversity issues in professional counseling. Examines multiculturally competent professional counseling practice, counselor cultural self-awareness, the socially and culturally diverse society in which counselors work and roles of professional counselors to promote social justice and advocacy.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Offered: Spring.

CMHC 720  |  Assessment Procedures in Counseling  |  3 cr

Introduces assessment procedures in professional counseling. Focuses on different domains and procedures of assessment, psychometrics, test scores, integration of assessment results in counseling, and ethical use of assessment procedures.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Offered: Summer.

CMHC 722  |  Research and Evaluation in Counseling  |  3 cr

Introduces research and evaluation in professional counseling. Presents the types of research designs, basic statistics, research implementation, research report development, and publication of research information relevant to clinical mental health counseling.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Offered: Fall.

CMHC 740  |  Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling  |  3 cr

Provides an orientation to clinical mental health counseling, roles of clinical mental health counselors in employment settings, and functions of counselors in professional settings. Introduces crisis intervention models and the role of advocacy and social justice in the field. Community-based learning designation.

Prerequisites: Admission to the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Offered: Spring.

Meets: Community Based Learning

CMHC 742  |  Abnormal Behavior and Psychopathology  |  3 cr

Provides an overview of abnormal behavior and psychopathology consistent with the current DSM Manual. Offers a framework to consider pathology in the context of the counseling profession, including the wellness model, strengths-based assessments, and trauma-informed care.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Offered: Spring.

CMHC 750  |  Diagnosis and Treatment Planning  |  3 cr

Examines diagnostic assessment and treatment planning consistent with the current DSM manual utilizing evidence-based assessment and diagnosis procedures to develop diagnosis skills. Addresses diagnosis, treatment planning, and policy/advocacy issues associated with various disorders.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and CMHC 742 or concurrent.

Offered: Spring.

CMHC 752  |  Crisis and Trauma Counseling  |  3 cr

Focuses on both theory and skill development of crisis and trauma counseling across the lifespan in a range of settings.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and CMHC 740.

Offered: Summer.

CMHC 754  |  Addictions Counseling  |  3 cr

Explores addictions theories and counseling for individuals with substance use disorders including assessment measures, treatment approaches, theory of addiction, and implications for substance use as a comorbid condition.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and CMHC 740 or concurrent enrollment.

Offered: Spring.

CMHC 756  |  Family and Couples Counseling  |  3 cr

Examines major systemic theories and issues of family and couples counseling within a multicultural society. Explores issues, assessment and treatment of dysfunctional partner, marital, family, and systems relationships.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Offered: Fall.

CMHC 758  |  Counseling for Work and Career  |  3 cr

Applies career development theories, research, assessments, interventions, and information resources to meet the educational and work needs, planning, and decision-making of clients across the life span.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Offered: Spring.

CMHC 770  |  Advanced Counseling for Work and Career  |  3 cr

Examines implications of research, underlying assumptions of techniques and theories, multicultural considerations, and changing nature of the world of work for professional counseling practice related to work.

Prerequisites: CMHC 758.

Offered: Occasionally.

CMHC 771  |  Supervision and Consultation  |  3 cr

Offers an in-depth review of management, administration, supervision, and consultation roles of mental health counselors. Includes an opportunity to interview supervisors in the field of clinical mental health counseling.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and CMHC 740.

Offered: Occasionally.

CMHC 772  |  Advanced Crisis and Trauma Counseling  |  3 cr

Provides an in-depth review of trauma theories, evidence-based outcomes measures, and trauma-specific treatment models utilized by mental health counselors. Includes research projects regarding trauma, specific populations, and treatment practices.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, CMHC 752, and concurrent registration in CMHC 794 or CMHC 795 or CMHC 796.

Offered: Occasionally.

CMHC 773  |  Clinical Health Counseling I  |  3 cr

Introduces clinical health counseling. Examines factors that influence wellness and illness, health and wellness promotion, treatment of health problems, and roles of clinical mental health counselors in providing related services.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Offered: Occasionally.

CMHC 774  |  Clinical Health Counseling II  |  3 cr

Covers advanced treatment of clinical health counseling. Examines health behavior change techniques, treatment of health conditions, role of behavioral health professionals in primary care settings, ethical and legal issues, social and cultural contexts of health, and public policy.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and CMHC 773.

Offered: Occasionally.

CMHC 775  |  Advanced Addictions Counseling  |  3 cr

Continues to examine chemical and process addictions. Emphasizes the application of models of addiction, assessment and treatment planning to providing comprehensive mental health counseling services for individuals and families. Addresses ethical and legal issues, and motivational interviewing.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and CMHC 754.

Offered: Occasionally.

CMHC 790  |  Special Topics in Clinical Mental Health Counseling:  |  3 cr

Delves into special topics in clinical mental health counseling. May repeat with different topic.

Prerequisites: Varies by topic.

Offered: Occasionally.

CMHC 794  |  Counseling Practicum  |  3 cr

Offers a closely supervised clinical experience in a training setting to enhance skill level and broaden the array of skills. Students will receive weekly supervision by both site supervisor and University supervisor. Students complete a minimum of 100 hours of practicum experiences with at least 40 hours of face-to-face client contact.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, CMHC 740, and satisfactory ratings of program evaluation metrics.

Offered: Spring.

CMHC 795  |  Internship in Counseling I  |  3 cr

Provides an opportunity for supervised counseling experience in which students serve as counselors at prearranged sites. Students complete a minimum of 300 hours of supervised internship experiences with at least 240 hours of face-to-face client contact.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, CMHC 740, CMHC 794, and satisfactory ratings of program evaluation metrics; consent of instructor and department chair.

Offered: Summer.

CMHC 796  |  Internship in Counseling II  |  3 cr

Provides an additional opportunity for supervised counseling experience in which students serve as counselors at prearranged sites. Students complete a minimum of 300 hours of supervised internship experiences with at least 240 hours of face-to-face client contact.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, CMHC 740, CMHC 794, CMHC 795, and satisfactory ratings of program evaluation metrics; consent of instructor and department chair.

Offered: Fall.

CMHC 798  |  Independent Reading or Research  |  1-3 cr

Offers independent reading or research activities under the direction of a faculty member.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and consent of instructor, department chair.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CMHC 799  |  Thesis  |  3 cr

Provides supervision of thesis under the direction of a faculty member.

Prerequisites: Admission to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.