Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Program Description

The graduate certification in clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) is designed for individuals who have a Master's degree in Counseling from a CACREP-accredited institution (or equivalent).  This certificate program provides post-graduate training in clinical mental health counseling for students who have completed a Master's degree with another emphasis (e.g. Community, Higher Education, School).  Academic backgrounds of applicants are evaluated on an individual basis to ensure equivalence of degree programs, sufficient background in core community courses, and adequacy of preparation.  Upon admission, an advsior is assigned to work with the student to develop an individualized program of studies.  Visit http://www.uww.edu/coeps/departments/counselored/programs/post-masters for application materials.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Jennifer Betters-Bubon
Winther 6039
Phone: 262-472-1886
Email: bettersj@uww.edu

Department

Winther 6035
Phone 262-472-5426
Email: counslred@uww.edu

Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Courses would be taken sequentially to address the development of counseling services relative to a community setting. The internship will be one or two semesters depending on the needs of the student, as determined by Counselor Education faculty. Students having had a year-long internship in their masters program and having had sufficient counseling experience with mental health populations will only be required to participate in a one semester Internship.

The Certificate Program requires completion of the following courses in sequence:

Courses Included in CMHC Certificate

COUNSED 712FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (new name: PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN COUNSELING)3
COUNSED 716CRISIS INTERVENTION AND TRAUMA COUNSELING3
COUNSED 753UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR COUNSELORS3
Electives: Up to 6 credits, depending on student's background; courses to be chosen from existing courses in the department0-6
COUNSED 795COUNSELING INTERNSHIP3
Total Units12-18