Help People Achieve Optimum Mental Health
Support individuals and families in their quest for emotional well-being with an accredited master’s in mental health counseling that's approved by the New York State Office of Professions as preparation for licensure.
The 60-credit program integrates behavioral science studies with acquisition of practical counseling skills in supervised settings. Learn how to facilitate personal growth and development by focusing on client strengths and by using therapeutic methods that prevent and remediate individual and interpersonal conflict.
Graduates pursue careers in human service agencies, wellness companies, health care organizations, schools, community-based nonprofits, and independent professional practice after becoming state-licensed mental health counselors (LMHC).
Program of Study
Behavioral Science Studies
- Lifespan Human Development
- Behavioral Disorders
- Substance Abuse and Addictive Behaviors
- Career Development Theory
Counseling Theory and Practice
- Research Principles and Methods in Counseling
- Introduction to Mental Health Counseling
- Introduction to Counseling Theory and Practice
- Intermediate Counseling Theory and Practice (Pre-practicum)
- Multicultural Perspectives in Counseling Theory and Practice
- Foundations and Techniques of Group Counseling
- Assessment Techniques in Counseling and Rehabilitation
- Techniques of Consultation and Supervision
Gain confidence working with clients through supervised or monitored counseling sessions. Fieldwork improves your cultural competence and strengthens your professional skills as a therapist. The School of Education secures supervised practicum and internship agency placements for all master's students.
Choose three courses. For example: Psychology of Disability; Systems Interventions: Families; and Preventive Counseling: School and Community-Based Wellness Promotion.
Two-hour mandated training program in child abuse reporting.
You must maintain active status in the program until you have passed the comprehensive exam.
For more information contact Jason Gallo at email@example.com.
Careers and Advisement
The Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center is the central office on campus serving undergraduate, graduate, and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education and programs leading to teacher certification.
Please call or email to schedule an appointment.
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