Plan of Study
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
This program leads to eligibility for New York State licensure as a Mental Health Counselor.
All courses are three credits unless noted.
Required Courses (51 credits)
- SPC 600C Fieldwork: Directed Observation and Practice in Agency Settings 100 hours
- SPC 633 Developmental Psychology I
- SPC 634 Developmental Psychology II
- SPC 650 Developmental Psychopathology
- SPC 668 Diagnostic Tools for Measurement
- SPC 682 World of Work: Assessment of Individual Needs and Needs of Society
- SPC 732 Research Methods
- SPC 745 M Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Counseling
- CPT 500 Introduction to Mental Health Counseling
- CPT 501 Counseling: Theory and Practice I
- CPT 502 Counseling: Theory and Practice II
- CPT 503 Adult Psychopathology
- CPT 504 Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling
- CPT 600 Clinical Methods in Counseling
- CPT 601 Group Counseling Theory and Practice
- CPT 700 and CPT 701 Counseling Internship Practicum I and II 600 hours total.
Elective Courses: (9 credits)
Three electives on mental health counseling or clinical knowledge from the following or an approved equivalent.
- SPC 502 Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention
- SPC 504 Approaches to Human Sexuality
- SPC 518 Play Therapy
- SPC 519 Dynamics of Marital Interaction
- SPC 639 Youth Culture and the Urban Setting
- SPC 675 Introduction to Techniques of Substance Abuse Counseling: Treatment and Rehabilitation
- SPC 7450 Dealing with Loss and Grief
- SPC 745A The Family of the Substance Abuser