University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2014-2015 Graduate Catalog

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Dr. H. Ty Leonard, Program Coordinator

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is currently accredited under the 2009 standards.

Mission

The mission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is to prepare students for licensure and certification as knowledgeable and ethical professional counselors to meet the increasing demand for mental health services in a complex society with a diverse population by offering a curriculum that combines theory and concepts with skills development and meets the requirements as set forth by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

CMHC Goals

CMHC Goal 1: Prepare clinical mental health counselors to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and changing society.

CMHC Goal 2: Prepare qualified clinical mental health counselors who are proficient in written and verbal communications.

CMHC Goal 3: Prepare professional mental health counselors to practice effectively in collaborative and interdisciplinary environments.

CMHC Goal 4: Promote the development of counselor professional identity and an understanding of professional ethical standards and the appropriate legal statues.

CMHC Goal 5: Provide Clinical Mental Health program students with the academic and practical experiences that satisfy the program accreditation standards set forth by the Counsel for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) and satisfy the licensure requirements of the State of Texas’s Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) renders professional counseling services to individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations, corporations, institutions, government agencies, or the general public for compensation. He or she assists one or more clients through the therapeutic relationship, using a combination of mental health and human development principles, methods, and techniques, including the use of psychotherapy, to achieve the mental, emotional, physical, social, moral, educational, spiritual, or career-related development and adjustment of the client throughout the client’s life. The Licensed Professional Counselor is a trained and experienced expert who holds a valid license issued under the Texas Licensed Professional Counselor Act, Title 71, Art. 4512g.

A  National   Board   Certified   Counselor   (NBCC)   is one who has advanced knowledge of mental health, psychological, or human development principles and can apply these through cognitive, affective, behavioral or systemic intervention strategies to address wellness, personal growth, or career development, as well as pathology. This national certification requires that a person who has completed the 48 hour program and has met the requirements for the general practice of professional counseling take and pass a national certification examination.

Course Requirements 60 Hours

 

Core Counseling Courses (24 hours)

CNSL 6302Career Development and Information Sources

3

CNSL 6308Professional Orientation & Ethics

3

CNSL 6310Lifespan Development Seminar

3

CNSL 6312Group Processes

3

CNSL 6315Abnormal Human Behavior

3

CNSL 6320Theories of Counseling

3

CNSL 6345Research and Statistical Methods

3

CNSL 6351Diversity Issues

3

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialized Courses (24 hours)

CNSL 6305Addictions Counseling and Psychopharmacology

3

CNSL 6316Applied Counseling Techniques in Individual & Family Counseling

3

CNSL 6318Marriage and Family Theories in Counseling

3

CNSL 6326Psychological Assessment

3

CNSL 6330Trauma and Crisis Counseling with Individuals and Families

3

CNSL 6355Advanced Psychopathology & Treatment Planning

3

CNSL 6370Legal & Ethical Issues in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3

CNSL 6394Pre-Practicum

3

Elective (3 credits any of the following)

CNSL 6301Brief Counseling Interventions with Individuals & Families

3

CNSL 6304Couples Counseling

3

CNSL 6306Counseling Children & Adolescents

3

CNSL 6327Marriage and Family Assessment & Treatment

3

CNSL 6352Advanced Group Therapy

3

CNSL 6353Consultation, Prevention, & Supervision

3

CNSL 6354Human Sexuality

3

CNSL 6391Seminar

3

CNSL 6393Advanced Marriage and Family Techniques

3

Clinical Instruction (9 hours)

CNSL 6395Practicum

3

CNSL 6397Internship I

3

CNSL 6398Internship II

3

Comprehensive Examination (0 hours)

 

CNSL 6090Comprehensive Examination

0

Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE).  The policies and procedures for the administration and scoring of the comprehensive examination for each specialization are available through the Director of the Graduate Counseling Program.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree Plan

This section identifies how the UMHB Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program meets the 10 academic content areas required in Rule §681.83 and §681.84 Academic Course Content of Title 22, Texas Administrative Code, Part 30, Chapter 681, effective June 1, 2012 for meeting the course requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in the State of Texas:

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Human Growth and Development

CNSL 6310Lifespan Development Seminar

3

Abnormal Human Behavior

CNSL 6305Addictions Counseling and Psychopharmacology

3

CNSL 6315Abnormal Human Behavior

3

CNSL 6355Advanced Psychopathology & Treatment Planning

3

Appraisal or Assessment Techniques

CNSL 6326Psychological Assessment

3

Counseling Theory

CNSL 6320Theories of Counseling

3

Counseling Methods or Techniques

Counseling Individuals
CNSL 6316Applied Counseling Techniques in Individual & Family Counseling

3

CNSL 6394Pre-Practicum

3

 

Theory and Types of Groups

CNSL 6312Group Processes

3

Research

CNSL 6345Research and Statistical Methods

3

Lifestyle and Career Development

CNSL 6302Career Development and Information Sources

3

Social and Cultural and Family Issues

CNSL 6318Marriage and Family Theories in Counseling

3

CNSL 6330Trauma and Crisis Counseling with Individuals and Families

3

CNSL 6351Diversity Issues

3

Professional Orientation & Ethics

CNSL 6308Professional Orientation & Ethics

3

CNSL 6353Consultation, Prevention, & Supervision

3

CNSL 6370Legal & Ethical Issues in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3

Elective (3 credits from any of the following)

CNSL 6301Brief Counseling Interventions with Individuals & Families

3

CNSL 6304Couples Counseling

3

CNSL 6306Counseling Children & Adolescents

3

CNSL 6327Marriage and Family Assessment & Treatment

3

CNSL 6352Advanced Group Therapy

3

CNSL 6354Human Sexuality

3

CNSL 6391Seminar

3

CNSL 6393Advanced Marriage and Family Techniques

3

Practicum (Internship)

CNSL 6395Practicum

3

CNSL 6397Internship I

3

CNSL 6398Internship II

3

In addition to completing all degree requirements, students who want to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in Texas must, after graduation, complete a 3000 clock hour internship approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Prior to beginning this internship, graduates must apply to take the National Counselor Exam and apply to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors for a temporary license. Graduates must also take and pass the Jurisprudence Exam administered by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.