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M.S. in Clinical Mental Health CounselingFor additional information contact program coordinator:
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The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60-credit Master’s program designed to qualify students to become licensed mental health counselors. Students take a variety of advanced counseling courses to gain training in clinical practice.
This is a new program replacing the Masters of Arts in Agency and Co-occurring Disorders. The CGS in Co-occurring Disorders is no longer accepting applications. The program is well aligned to the state licensing requirements, and students admitted into this program will be prepared with the coursework, practicum and internship experiences to seek a license as a RI licensed mental health counselor. Within the program, there are 4 courses that align to the state's education requirement to be certified in Co-occurring disorders.
Program components include:
Foundations courses Practicum Internship 39 semester hours graduate content courses plus one elective 12 semester hours of introductory through advanced counseling skills 6 semester hours (1 year) internship seminar with 600 hours of fieldwork
Students receive extensive preparation in integrating research and practice. They investigate evidence- based practices, apply them in the field, and measure their outcomes. Students obtain internship placements in various clinical settings and work with a variety of client populations. Examples of internship settings include community mental health centers, adoption agencies, family service agencies, alternative education programs, psychiatric hospitals, children and adolescent residential programs, and other related social service agencies.
How do I apply? Students interested in applying for the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling must submit all materials by March 1.
Application materials and information are available at http://www.ric.edu/FSEHD/graduate_requirements.php.
A formal interview is also required of all applicants. Selected students will be scheduled for interviews after application materials have been reviewed.
For questions, please contact Rose Misuraca at 401-456-8896 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 each semester. Grades below a B are not considered of graduate quality and are of limited application to degree work.
- A minimum grade of B- in CEP 531 or 532 or their equivalent. Students who receive a grade below a B- in either of these courses must consult with their advisor before registering for any subsequent course in the plan of study
- A minimum grade of B in CEP 538, 539, 610, 611, 683, and 684 is required. Students who receive a grade below a B in any of these courses must meet with the program director. If it is recommended that the student continue in the program, the student must retake the course.
- A satisfactory rating on the assessment portfolio.
- Failure to meet any one of the above requirements is sufficient cause for dismissal from the program
|Course No.||Course Title||Credits|
Foundations Component (39 credits)
|CEP 509||Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling||3|
|CEP 531||Human Development across Cultures||3|
|CEP 532||Theories and Methods of Counseling||3|
|CEP 534||Quantitative Measurement and Test Interpretation||3|
|CEP 535||Vocational Counseling and Placement||3|
|CEP 536||Biological Perspectives in Mental Health||3|
|CEP 537||Introduction to Group Counseling||3|
|CEP 543||Clinical Assessment and Case Problems||3|
|CEP 544||Family Counseling Theory and Practice||3|
|CEP 553||Counseling Children and Adolescents||3|
|CEP 554||Research Methods in Applied Settings||3|
|CEP 612||Cross-Cultural Counseling||3|
|CEP 648||Assessment & Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders||3|
|CEP 656||Crisis Assessment and Intervention||3|
Practicum Component (12 credits)
|CEP 538||Practicum I: Introduction to Counseling Skills||3|
|CEP 539||Practicum II: Clinical Interviewing and Treatment Planning||3|
|CEP 683||Practicum III: Advanced Counseling Skills||3|
|CEP 684||Practicum IV: Advanced Clinical Interventions||3|
Internship Component (6 credits)
|CEP 610||Advanced Clinical Internship I||3|
|CEP 611||Advanced Clinical Internship II||3|
Total Credit Hours