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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program is designed to meet the current academic requirements of the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for the licenses of Professional Counselor (PC) and Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC). The degree meets the academic requirements for the National Counselor Certification (NCC) of the National Board for Certified Counselors. Counselors licensed as PCCs in the State of Ohio function at an independent practice level, allowing them to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders without supervision. PCCs who obtain the State Board’s supervision credential may also supervise other counselors. PCCs may maintain a private practice.

Program Overview

The CMHC program empowers you to help others grow, heal, recover, and find meaning. With a community-focused training model, evidence-based teaching, and faculty who are practicing counselors, you’ll experience a curriculum designed for today’s needs in the field.

This 60-credit-hour program can be completed in as little as two years through a combination of face-to-face and hybrid/online courses. Our diverse student community is composed of both full- and part-time students, allowing you to progress through the program at your own pace.

 

Admission Overview

We admit students to the CMHC program primarily in the summer and fall. Spring applications will be considered if space is available.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online Application


  • Transcript

  • Statement of Purpose

  • 
2 Letters of Recommendation

  • 
Interview


  • Resume

  • 
Photograph

Costs & Aid

The program follows our current tuition and fee structure of $755 per credit hour.

Students joining the Integrated Behavior Health Specialization receive $10,000 stipends for completing internship in underserved communities. This financial assistance requires no additional coursework.

A limited number of graduate assistantships provide a tuition waiver for up to 18 credit hours per year plus a stipend. Students are expected to spend 10-20 hours per week working for the department.

Degree-seeking students are also eligible for federal student loans, non-degree-seeking students can explore private loans

Courses

Core Sequence – 27 hours

  • Orientation to Counseling CG 500

  • Human Growth and Development CG 505

  • Research Methods for Mental Health Professionals CG 509 or ED 502*

  • Tests & Measurements ED 530

  • Career Development and Vocational Appraisal CG 531

  • Group Procedures CG 535

  • Counseling Theories CG 561

  • Counseling Techniques and Practice CG 562

  • Diversity Issues in Counseling CG 563

    *Special sections offered for Clinical Mental Health Counseling students only

Clinical Sequence – 15 hours

  • Addiction Knowledge CG 514

  • Clinical Evaluation CG 571

  • Clinical Diagnosis CG 572

  • Clinical Intervention, Prevention, and Ethics CG 573

  • Clinical Treatment Methods CG 574

Field Experience Sequence – 9 hours

  • Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling CG 592

  • Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I CG 596A

  • Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling II CG 596B

Electives – 9 hours
Must be approved by the advisor and include courses related to your professional work. Courses are to be selected from among graduate offerings in appropriate departments. Specialty areas are available in chemical dependency and psychoeducational testing, among others.

Program Highlights

100%

Employment Rate (2018)

Earn coveted internship placements and jobs

John Carroll’s reputation and established connections in the community help you earn coveted internship placements and jobs. In the 2017-18 academic year, 100% of graduates from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program were employed as counselors at graduation.

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Program Options

Substance Use Disorders Counseling

Many students elect to participate in the Substance Use Disorders Counseling Concentration. The three-course concentration prepares you for licensure as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC). The LICDC credential is highly valued by employers in Ohio, especially given the rise of the U.S. Opioid Epidemic.

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Semesters Of Field Placement Required

Internships

Students are required to complete three semesters of field placement. The department partners with top employers to ensure that students receive the best field training available. 

Counseling faculty photographed in front of the Administration Building in July 2019

Learn from licensed counselors & experts in the field

We intentionally keep class sizes small so we can focus on the extraordinary mentoring for which John Carroll is known. Our professors take the time to get to know students as individuals and to center their teaching on those connections.

Meet our faculty who are licensed counselors and experts in the field. 

outside of Milner building

Courses

Core Sequence – 27 hours

  • Orientation to Counseling CG 500
  • Human Growth and Development CG 505
  • Research Methods for Mental Health Professionals CG 509 or ED 502*
  • Tests & Measurements ED 530
  • Career Development and Vocational Appraisal CG 531
  • Group Procedures CG 535
  • Counseling Theories CG 561
  • Counseling Techniques and Practice CG 562
  • Diversity Issues in Counseling CG 563

    *Special sections offered for Clinical Mental Health Counseling students only

Clinical Sequence – 15 hours

  • Addiction Knowledge CG 514
  • Clinical Evaluation CG 571
  • Clinical Diagnosis CG 572
  • Clinical Intervention, Prevention, and Ethics CG 573
  • Clinical Treatment Methods CG 574

Field Experience Sequence – 9 hours

  • Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling CG 592
  • Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I CG 596A
  • Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling II CG 596B

Electives – 9 hours
Must be approved by the advisor and include courses related to your professional work. Courses are to be selected from among graduate offerings in appropriate departments. Specialty areas are available in chemical dependency and psychoeducational testing, among others.