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EDC 601 Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Ethics (CMHC)

To be taken as the first course in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization, within the student's first 15 semester hours of work. This course is an introduction to preventive education and counseling for mental and emotional health as uniquely available in mental health centers. The course prepares students to work in counseling teams and enrichment programs, to handle referral procedures, community relations and teamwork, and to deal with mental health problems in terms of their etiology and the innovations in the field.
3 credits

EDC 608 Assessment and Intervention Strategies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)

This course is a weekly seminar focused on, but not limited to, the following: the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, referral and prevention of disorders; psychological assessment, case conceptualization, psychopathology, utilization of current diagnostic tools, including the DSM-IV; use and limitations of psychopharmacological  medications; guidelines for conducting intake, mental status, biophysical, and mental health interviews; and consultation theory and practice.
Prerequisites: EDC 610 and EDC 615
3 credits

EDC 616 Family Counseling (CMHC)

This course offers a consideration of theories, practices and related activities with couples, parents and/or other related adults and children.  Included in the course is a survey of some major trends and problems associated with individual adjustments, adaptations and other reactions within family and social settings.
3 credits

EDC 683 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship I (CMHC)

This course is designed for students in the latter part of the graduate program, after having taken considerable theory and course work in the counseling process. The student is required to attend seminar meetings, to prepare weekly logs directed toward observation, insight, and evaluation of activities in the field setting. Related professional readings are also required.  The student is expected to develop a counseling caseload, participate in group work, attend staff meetings, and meet with the field supervisor for evaluation.  A minimum of 300 hours in a mental health counseling setting, acceptable to the department is required.   Health insurance required for Clinical Mental Health Counseling students. 
Prerequisites:  EDC 669; Pre-requisite or Co-Requisite EDC 601, 608, 687
3 credits

EDC 684 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship II (CMHC)

A second semester internship required for clinical mental health counseling students.  Course content and time requirements are the same as for EDC 683.  A minimum of 300 hours in a mental health setting, approved by the department  is required.  Health insurance required for Clinical Mental Health Counseling students.  Prerequisites: EDC 683
3 credits