Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration

Students pursuing careers in clinical mental health counseling should begin to explore relevant populations and settings when enrolled in HDC 501. Course assignments thereafter should be designed to develop knowledge and skills specific to the emphasis chosen. In order to develop and demonstrate skills unique to their selected concentration, clinical mental health counseling students must take HDC 542, HDC 544, and two elective courses within the department curriculum. Clinical experience placements for clinical mental health counseling students will take place in approved community agencies.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) concentration within the HDC department includes four additional courses (12 credit hours) beyond the core curriculum of 49 credit hours for a total of 61 required credit hours. 

Core Curriculum
HDC 501 Fundamental Issues and Ethics in Counseling 3
HDC 511 Theories of Counseling 3
HDC 512 Prepracticum 3
HDC 513 Group Counseling 3
HDC 515 Multicultural Counseling 3
HDC 521 Developmental Counseling 3
HDC 524 Career/Lifestyle Counseling 3
HDC 525 Alcoholism and Substance Abuse 3
HDC 533 Family Dynamics 3
HDC 543 Consultation and Crisis Intervention 3
HDC 546 Psychopathology and the DSM 3
HDC 575 Appraisal Techniques in Counseling 3
HDC 577 Research Methods 3
HDC 585 Comprehensive Examination Registration 1
HDC 587 Professional Experience: Practicum 3
HDC 590 Professional Experience: Internship 1-6
Concentration Requirements
HDC 542 Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3
HDC 544 Social Justice and Advocacy in Counseling 3
Two elective HDC courses 6
Total Hours 61