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M.S. in Community Mental Health Counseling (CM1)

(as of 02/07/2012)

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 60 credits of which 12 are field experiences. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed CM1 Program of Study Form.


Entry Level Courses   

Up to 10 credits in graduate-level coursework in education or related fields to be transferred in or completed at the Warner School prior to matriculating into the Master’s degree program if approved by the faculty advisor.

Masters' Core   
ED406 Master's Research Methods
ED429 Theories of Human Development

Specialization Courses   
EDU472 Principles and Practices of Community and Mental Health Counseling
EDU457 Counseling Theory and Practice I
EDU460 Counseling Theory & Practice II
EDU454 Career Counseling and Development
EDU453 Counseling and Facilitating in Small Groups
EDU470 Multicultural Perspectives in Counseling
EDE417 Crisis Counseling and Disaster Mental Health
EDU466 Problem Identification and Intervention in Counseling I
EDU473 Problem Identification and Intervention in Counseling II
EDU465 Assessment and Appraisal
EDU474 Addictions Counseling and Prevention
EDU439 Interpersonal Systems in Counseling and Human Development
EDE449 Pre-practicum in Community Mental Health Counseling

Human Development Courses   

Choose one of the following courses in human development; eligible courses include:
ED418 The Family and Social Dynamics
ED419 Life Course Studies
EDU494 Adult Development and Aging
ED485 College Students and Student Development Theory
ED425 Minority Youth Development in Urban Contexts
EDU471 Counselor as Systems Consultant
EDU479 Promoting Mental Health in Midlife and Old Age
EDE422 Motivation in Human Development
EDU455 Policy and Practice in Developmental Differences
EDE440 LGBTQ Issues in Education and Human Development
EDE423 Spirituality, Religion, and Healing in Counseling
EDE478 Integrating Expressive Arts into Counseling Practice

Internships   
EDF450 Practicum in Counseling

Complete a total 6 credits of internship over two or three semesters.
EDF458 Supervised Internship in Community Mental Health Counseling
EDF458 Supervised Internship in Community Mental Health Counseling
EDF458 Supervised Internship in Community Mental Health Counseling
 

Notes:



1. EDU472, EDE449, and EDU460 must be taken prior to EDF450. EDU472 must be taken prior to or concurrently with EDU457.

2. Students interested in college counseling should choose ED485: College Students and Student Development Theory as their social context course, and another course in higher education as their elective. They can also request to conduct their internships in college settings.

3. Students interested in gerontological counseling should choose EDU494: Human Development in Old Age as their social context course, and EDU479: Promoting Mental Health in Midlife and Old Age as their elective. They can also request to conduct their internships in settings involving elderly clients.

4. EDF458 - Supervised Internship in Community Mental Health Counseling needs to be taken over 2-3 semesters for a total of 6 credits (0-6 credits each in F, Sp, and Su)

Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Master's Essay or Thesis
  • NYS-approved Workshop on Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse