Students can complete the program on a three-year, full-time track or a four-year, part-time course of study. In some cases, students are eligible to complete a five-year, part-time track with department approval.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Curriculum
The 62-hour, cohort-based Clinical Mental Health Counseling program features an experiential curriculum taught through the lens of multiculturalism and social justice. Cohorts move through the program in lockstep, meaning everyone on the full-time track takes the same courses during the same semester. Students complete a social justice pre-practicum and two semester-long internships in either a clinical mental health or family therapy setting. In addition, students attend a Master Therapist Series, consisting of seminars taught by nationally recognized counseling experts. After receiving their degrees, graduates are uniquely prepared to pursue licensure as a mental health counselor or marriage and family therapist in the state of Florida.
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- Core Curriculum
CPY 510 Foundations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CPY 515 Fundamentals of Statistics, Research, and Program Evaluation
CPY 520 Group Dynamics and Process
CPY 525 Counseling Theories and Practice
CPY 530 Theories of Personality
CPY 535 Career and Lifestyle Development
CPY 538 Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling
CPY 540 Advanced Theory and Practice of Group Counseling
CPY 545 Legal, Professional, and Ethical Issues in Counseling
CPY 550 Dynamics of Marriage, Relationship, and Family Systems
CPY 560 Community Counseling and Crisis Intervention
CPY 565 Individual/Group Assessment and Treatment Planning
CPY 601 Human Sexuality: Therapy, Counseling Theory, and Technique
CPY 602 Human Growth and Development
CPY 603 Addictive Disorders
CPY 699 Master Therapist Series
PSY 551 Psychopathology: Diagnosis and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior
- Fieldwork & Training
CPY 555 Family and Relationship Counseling: Theory and Therapeutic Modalities
CPY 662 College Counseling and Outreach
PSY 661 Pre-Practicum in Social Justice and Advocacy
PSY 680 Practicum and Internship I in a Clinical Mental Health Setting
PSY 690 Internship I in a Clinical Mental Health Setting
PSY 695 Internship II in a Clinical Mental Health Setting
CPY 557 Couples and Marriage Therapy: Theory and Techniques
CPY 650 Neuroscience for Counselors
CPY 660 Clinical Hypnosis
CPY 663 Mindfulness in Counseling
In addition to your practicum and internship, you’ll participate in 100 hours of social justice advocacy fieldwork focused on social change.
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