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M.S.C. - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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 The M.S.C. - Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree at Carson-Newman prepares students for individual, group and family counseling. The program prepares students for a wide range of vocational options in the mental health field as well as the pursuit of credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). All licensure requirements for the LPC and the LMFT are regulated by the state.  


Course of Study

Clinical Mental Health Counseling training is a 60 semester hours program.  The typical full time student can complete the CMHC program in seven (7) semesters.   To view sample course syllabus, click the desired course number.

COUN 502 Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3 hrs), FA/SP
COUN 514 Helping Relationships & Counseling Skills with Individuals and Families (3 hrs), FA/SP
COUN 550 Holistic Counseling in a Diverse World (3 hrs), SU
COUN 565 Group Counseling Processes (3 hrs), FA/SP
COUN 566 Life-Span Development: Implications for Counseling (3 hrs), SP/SU
COUN 567 Career Development & Counseling (3 hrs), FA
COUN 580 Crisis and Trauma Interventions with Individuals and Families, 3 hours, SU
COUN 585 Professional Orientation & Ethics in Counseling (3 hrs), SU
COUN 589 Counseling Practicum (3 hrs), FA/SP/SU
COUN 611 Counseling & Development of Children and Adolescents (3 hrs), SP
COUN 630 Counseling Research & Program Evaluation (3 hrs), FA

COUN 569 Intro to Family Systems in Counseling, 3 hours, SP
COUN 586 Study of Abnormal Behavior, DSM, and Psychopathology, 3 hours, FA
COUN 587 Assessment and Treatment Planning, 3 hours, SP
COUN 614 Substance Abuse & Addictions Counseling with Individuals & Families, 3 hours, FA
COUN 640 Marriage & Family Therapy in Mental Health, 3 hours, SU
COUN 650 Neuroscience & Counseling Interventions with Individuals & Families, 3 hours, FA
COUN 653 Spirituality, Family Systems, and Holistic Mental Health, 3 hours, SU
COUN 668 Mental Health Counseling Internship, 6 hours (may be taken as two 3-hour courses) (pre-requisite COUN 589 or instructor approval) FA/SP/SU

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