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M.S. in Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling The 60-credit M.S. in Mental Health Counseling provides students with core knowledge to be effective helpers in a variety of clincal settings. The program covers professional issues and ethics, counseling theories, human development, counseling skills, group work, assessment and career development. Building upon these core content areas, the mental health counseling program focuses specifically on the development of knowledge and skills necessary to work in a variety of clinical settings, such as: foundations of mental health counseling; research; evidence-based practice; program evaluation; psychopathology and psychopharmacology. Our curriculum has been designed to meet the 2009 standards of CACREP, the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Long island University, Brooklyn Campus, is preparing to seek CACREP accreditation of its Counseling programs. The program satisfies the educational requirements for the New York State Mental Health Counselors License. Upon completion of educational requirements, 3,000 hours of supervised experience in the practice of mental health counseling and a passing grade on the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination are required for licensure.