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Counseling and Student Affairs

Planned Program - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

As a result of the new 2016 CACREP Standards implementation, the planned programs have been revised to reflect the new course sequence. To ensure you are on track to complete your degree program, please select the appropriate planned program below based on the cohort with whom you entered the program:

 

Revised CMHC Fall Cohort Planned Plan (2016 or earlier)

 

New CMHC Fall Cohort Planned Program (2017 or later)

 

New CMHC Spring Cohort Planned Program (2017 or later)

 

*Courses offered the semesters indicated are dependent on demand and instructor availability. Please consult TopNet for course offerings or contact your advisor regarding offerings for a particular semester.

View the tentative schedule for upcoming courses to see when the courses will likely be offered.

 

Elective Options

In addition to the core CMHC program courses, four elective courses may be taken to allow you to specialize in a particular area of interest. You are encouraged to discuss the options with your advisor but the following certificates and/or set of courses may enhance your work with populations/issues of interest; the courses already part of your core program will count toward the certificate!

Addictions Education (AE) Certificate
Prepares students to provide counseling, education services, and/or support services to individuals experiencing addiction issues.

  • CNS 637 Theories of Addictions 
  • CNS 647 Addictions: Assessment, Diagnosis, & Treatment Planning 
  • CNS 667 Counseling Substance Abusers & Their Families 
  • CNS 596 Internship or advisor approved course 
  • Advisor Approved Elective 

College and Career Readiness (CCR) Certificate

Prepares students to interact and intervene with P-12 students and develop professional relationships with school-related stakeholders in support of college and career readiness.

  • CNS 500 College and Career Readiness Foundations 
  • CNS 501 College and Career Consultation & Collaboration 
  • CNS 502 College and Career Program Development & Evaluation 
  • CNS 556 Developmental Career Counseling 
  • CNS 503 Practicum in College and Career Readiness

School Counseling concentration
Prepares students to interact within a school environment; a proposal has been submitted (but not yet approved) to allow those who complete the following courses as part of the CMHC program to be eligible for school counseling certification in the state of Kentucky. 

  • CNS 548 Principles and Practices of School Counseling
  • CNS 549 School Counseling and Consultation        
  • CNS 568 Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • CNS 590 Practicum in School Counseling 

Marriage & Family concentration

Prepares students to work with children, couples, and family. May fulfill the requirement for LMFT licensure; you are encouraged to check with the board directly. 

  • CNS 582 Sex Therapy Techniques in Counseling
  • CNS 583 Couples Counseling  
  • CNS 568 Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • CNS 586 Parenting Issues

Courses and certificates in other programs on campus might also be of interest; talk with your advisor to select courses that would help you meet the requirements for licensure (the board looks for 60 hours of counseling-related courses). Some considerations may include:

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 Last Modified 9/14/17