MAC Curriculum

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration

The Clinical Counseling program provides preparation for those who wish to serve as counselors in agency/professional settings. The program has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board to meet the educational requirements for professional counselor licensure in Ohio.

Foundation Courses (9 hours)

COU 503 Human Growth and Development 3
COU 505 Techniques in Counseling 4
COU 509 Philosophy and History of Counseling 2

Core Courses (22 hours)

COU 504 Theories of Counseling and Advanced Techniques 4
COU 508 Group Processes in Counseling 3
COU 510 Assessment and Appraisal 3
COU 511 Applied Research and Quantitative Methods 3
COU 512 Community Mental Health and Agency Counseling 3
COU 532 Professional Issues in Counseling: Legal and Ethical 3
COU 537 Social Foundations in Cross-Cultural Counseling 3

Required Field Experience (9 hours)

COU 580 Practicum in Clinical Counseling 3
COU 581 Internship in Clinical Counseling I 3
COU 582 Internship in Clinical Counseling II 3

Required Clinical Courses (20 hours)

COU 609 Diagnosis of Mental & Emotional Disorders 4 (Area #3)
COU 610 Psychopathology, Personality & Abnormal Behavior 4 (Area #1)
COU 620 Evaluation of Mental & Emotional Status 4 (Area #2)
COU 636 Marital & Family Counseling 4 (Area #4)
COU 637 Chemical Dependency & Substance Abuse 4 (Area #4)
COU 639 Psychopharmacology for Counselors 4 (Area #4)
COU 640 Clinical Seminar in Methods of Intervention & Prevention 4 (Area #4)
COU 641 Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders 4 (Area #5)
COU 652 Training in Consultation 4 (Area #5)
COU 653 Clinical Supervision 4 (Area #5)
COU 660 Advanced Supervised Clinical Internship 1-4 (Area #5)

Clinical mental health candidates must complete 60 semester hours in order to qualify to sit for the LPC licensure examination; to qualify to sit for the LPCC licensure examination graduates must complete 60 semester hours of coursework and 3,000 additional supervised hours. The 20 semester hours of clinical coursework includes at least one course in each of the following 5 clinical areas:

  1. Clinical psychopathology, personality, and abnormal behavior
  2. Evaluation of mental and emotional disorders
  3. Diagnosis of mental and emotional disorders
  4. Methods of intervention and prevention of mental and emotional disorders
  5. Treatment of mental and emotional disorders

School Counseling Concentration

The School Counseling program provides preparation for individuals who desire to be school counselors. Completion of the Master’s degree and the specialty examination (OAE 040) in school counseling are required by the Ohio Department of Education for school counseling licensure. Admission to the program does not require a current or prior teaching license or certificate.

Foundation Courses (9 hours)

COU 503 Human Growth and Development 3
COU 505 Techniques in Counseling 4
COU 509 Philosophy and History of Counseling 2

Core Courses (23 hours)

COU 504 Theories of Counseling and Advanced Techniques 4
COU 508 Group Processes in Counseling 3
COU 510 Assessment and Appraisal 3
COU 511 Applied Research and Quantitative Methods 3
COU 532 Professional Issues in Counseling: Legal and Ethical 3
COU 537 Social Foundations in Cross-Cultural Counseling 3
COU 641 Counseling Issues in a Global Society 4

Required Courses and Field Experience

COU 519 Organization and Administration of School Guidance 3
COU 521 Counseling Youth at Risk 3
COU 522 Counseling Children and Adolescents 3
COU 594 Practicum in School Counseling 3
COU 596 Internship in School Counseling I 3
COU 597 Internship in School Counseling II 3

School Candidates must complete a total of at least 45 semester hours in order to qualify to sit for the OAE 040 exam for Licensed Professional School Counselor licensure.

Syllabi are available for review by all enrolled or prospective students. To access a syllabi, please email our administrative assistant, Krista Kanter, at kkantner@heifelberg.edu.

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