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Clinical Mental Health Counseling (minimum of 60 credits)

Social and Cultural Foundations (3 credits)

CN 433 Multicultural Issues in Counseling

Human Development (6 credits)

CN 447 Lifespan Human Development
PY 437 Psychopathology and Classification II

Professional Orientation (3 credits)

CN 468 Professional Issues in Counseling

Helping Relationship (6 credits)

CN 500 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
CN 553 Counseling Relationships and Skills

Group Work (3 credits)

CN 455 Group Work: Theory and Practice

Lifestyle and Career Development (3 credits)

CN 457 Career Development: Theories and Practice

Appraisal (3 credits)

CN 467 Assessment in Counseling

Research and Evaluation (3 credits)

CN 566 Research Methodology

Clinical Instruction (9 credits) *

CN 558 Counseling Practicum (3 credits)
CN 590C Internship: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (6 credits)

Specialized Curriculum (18 credits)

CN 432 Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Management, Delivery, and Evaluation
CN 465 Introduction to Substance Abuse and Addictions
CN 515 Trauma and Crisis Intervention
CN 585 Introduction to Clinical Supervision
FT 550 Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
PY 480 Consulting Theory and Practice

Elective courses (3 credits)

CN 99-01 Comprehensive Exam in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, which may be taken during the last semester of study or one semester prior.

*Grades of B or better are required in all clinical coursework.


School Counseling (minimum of 48 credits)

Social and Cultural Foundations (3 credits)

CN 433 Multicultural Issues in Counseling

Human Development (6 credits)

CN 447 Lifespan Human Development
PY 436 Psychopathology and Classification I

Professional Orientation (3 credits)

CN 468 Professional Issues in Counseling

Helping Relationship (6 credits)

CN 500 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
CN 553 Counseling Relationships and Skills

Group Work (3 credits)

CN 455 Group Work: Theories and Practice

Lifestyle and Career Development (3 credits)

CN 457 Career Development: Theory and Practice

Appraisal (3 credits)

CN 467 Assessment in Counseling

Research and Evaluation (3 credits)

CN 566 Research Methodology

Clinical Instruction (9-15 credits) *

CN 558 Counseling Practicum *
CN 590S Internship: School Counseling*

Specialized Curriculum (9 credits)

CN 531 School Counseling: Procedures, Organization, and Evaluation
ED 429 Philosophical Foundations of Education **
SE 405 Exceptional Learners in the Mainstream **

CN 99-02 Comprehensive Exam in School Counseling, which may be taken during the last semester of study or one semester prior.

*Grades of B or better are required in all clinical coursework.

* Not required for M.A., but required for school counseling certification when the candidate lacks a valid Connecticut Educator Certificate.


Clinical Mental Health Counseling/School Counseling

The clinical mental health counseling and school counseling programs require a minimum of 30 post-master's graduate-level credit hours, including clinical courses, and completion of requirements as outlined on a individual plan of study.