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Advanced Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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The 15-credit Advanced Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed for students with a master's degree in counseling who wish to pursue Mental Health Counseling licensure in New York State. The program satisfies New York State's requirements for licensure and provides students with the educational requirements needed to take the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination, the licensure exam designated by New York State.

Courses offer research-based knowledge as well as clinical experience in providing mental health assessment and treatment as well as an understanding of various professional, legal and ethical issues. Required courses include:

EDC 601 Clinical Mental Health Counseling
EDC 608 Assessment and Intervention Strategies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
EDC 616 Family Counseling
EDC 683 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship I (300 hours)
EDC 684 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship II (300 hours)

Upon completion of the advanced certificate the individual will automatically meet the educational requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor in New York State. They will then be eligible to file for a "limited permit" and begin accruing the 3,000 post master's experiential hours required for licensure. They will also be eligible to file to take the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination (NCMHCE) which is the licensure examination designated by the State. There is also the possibility that experiential hours gained after the receipt of the individual's master's degree may count if the experience was in an approved setting under the supervision of a recognized licensed mental health professional acceptable to the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions.

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Required Courses

Courses offer research-based knowledge as well as clinical experience in providing mental health assessment and treatment as well as an understanding of various professional, legal and ethical issues. Required courses include:
EDC 601 Clinical Mental Health Counseling
EDC 608 Assessment and Intervention Strategies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
EDC 616 Family Counseling
EDC 683 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship I (300 hours)
EDC 684 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship II (300 hours)

For Gainful Employment information, visit www.liu.edu/ge.

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