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Master of Science in Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Students who pursue a Master of Science in Counseling under the Clinical Mental Health Counseling track may call themselves Clinical Mental Health Counselors and qualify for LPC licensure. They will receive training in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders of the DSM-5 and will gain the knowledge and skills to perform individual, group, and couples and family counseling. Students will learn to work with clients across the lifespan and multiple cultural backgrounds. Clinical Mental Health Counselors are qualified to engage in counseling and/or psychotherapy, provide short and long-term therapy, and work with mild and severe mental illness. Typical clinical topic areas include the following: 

o   Anxiety disorders

o   Depressive Disorders

o   Mood Disorders

o   Substance use disorders

o   Trauma and trauma disorders, such as PTSD and Adjustment disorders

o   Personality disorders

o   Eating disorders

o   Dual diagnoses

o   Domestic violence and anger management

o   Developmental issues

o   Marital issues and family problems

o   Normal life stressors 

Students will study many types of theoretical orientations and treatment approaches, some at the basic level and some at the advanced level. In addition, students will learn to integrate the many dimensions of humanity to fully conceptualize their clients, such as the biological, psychological, interpersonal, and sociocultural-historical dimensions. Faculty provide all training using a solid research foundation under the scientist-practitioner model, meaning that counseling interventions taught will be based on a theory of personality supported by research.  

 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling
COUN 5001 Introduction to Professional Counseling 3
COUN 5005 Counseling Theories 3
COUN 5010 Methods of Counseling 3
COUN 5011 Advanced Techniques in Counseling 3
COUN 6063 Law and Ethics in Counseling 3
COUN 6067 Group Counseling 3
COUN 5022 Lifespan Development 3
COUN 5081 Research in Counseling 3
COUN 5060 Career Counseling 3
COUN 5062 Clinical Assessment and Psychometrics 3
COUN 5021 Diagnostics in Counseling 3
COUN 5067 Principles of Administration of Mental Health Counseling Programs 3
COUN 6052 Multicultural Counseling 3
COUN 5065 Practicum 3
COUN 6070 Internship I 3
COUN 6070 Internship II 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
TOTAL HOURS 60

Build Your Program Toward Your Clinical Interest  

The Counseling Faculty at ULM value interdisciplinary collaboration with other professions and have allied with the Psychology, Gerontology, and Marriage and Family Therapy Programs to share course electives with our students. Counseling students may now take any of the following online electives below in Counseling, Psychology, Gerontology, and Marriage and Family Therapy and tailor their electives to meet their career goals. Review all the possible electives below.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Electives
COUN 5055 Psycopharmacology in Counseling 3
COUN 6040 Trauma Counseling 3
COUN 5025 Addiction Counseling 3
COUN 5026 Advanced Addiction Counseling 3
COUN 6069 Crisis Intervention Counseling 3
COUN 6060 Introduction to Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling 3
COUN 6068 Play Therapy 3
Psychology Electives Available to Counseling Students   
PSYC 5001  Cognition  3
PSYC 5002  Personality and Social Psychology  3
PSYC 5003 Advanced Child Psychology 3
PSYC 5005  Advanced Adolescent Psychology  3
PSYC 5035 Advanced Forensic Psychology 3
PSYC 5052  Behavior Modification  3
PSYC 5061  Neuropsychology  3
Gerontology Electives Available to Counseling Students   
GERO 5010  Biology of Aging  3
GERO 5012  Social Gerontology  3
GERO 5015  Minority Aging  3
GERO 5020  Minority Health and Aging  3
GERO 5026  Communication in Gerontology  3
GERO 5032  Loss, Grief and Bereavement  3
GERO 5033  Grief Assessment and Intervention  3
GERO 5040  Geriatric Care and Case Management  3
GERO 5045  Ethnic and Cultural Variations in Service Delivery  3
GERO 5065  Community-Based and Long-Term Care  3
GERO 5066  Caregiving  3
GERO 5067  Program and Public Policy  3
GERO 5068  Programs and Services in Gerontology  3
GERO 5080 Topics in Gerontology 3
GERO 5085 Theories of Aging, Loss and Grief 3
GERO 5087 Long-Term Care Administration I 3
GERO 5088 Long-Term Care Administration II 3
Marriage and Family Therapy Electives Available to Counseling Students
MAFT 7014 Couple and Marital Therapy 3
MAFT 7024 The Ecology of Psychopathology 3

Focus Areas

Due to the number of electives now available to students, focus areas under the Clinical Mental Health track may now be created between the student and their advisor. The focus area electives that may be of interest below can be revised during the advising process and are as follows:

Pediatric Focus
Completion of the 48 credit hours of required Counseling coursework

Pediatric Electives
COUN 6068 Play Therapy 
PSYC 5003  Advanced Child Psychology 
PSYC 5005  Advanced Adolescent Psychology 
PSYC 5052  Behavior Modification 
Total Hours   60 

Geriatric Focus
Completion of the 48 credit hours of required Counseling coursework 

Geriatric Electives
GERO 5010 Biology of Aging 3
GERO 5012 Social Gerontology 3
GERO 5032 Loss, Grief, and Bereavement 3
GERO 5033 Grief Assessment and Intervention 3
Total Hours 60

Addiction Focus
Completion of the 48 credit hours of required Counseling coursework

Addiction Electives
COUN 5025 Addiction Counseling 3
COUN 5026 Advanced Addiction Counseling 3
COUN 5055 Psychopharmacology in Counseling 3
PSYC 5061 Neuropsychology 3
Total Hours 60

Marriage and Family Focus

Completion of the 48 credit hours of required Counseling coursework

Marriage and Family Focus
COUN 6060 Introduction to Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling 3
MAFT 7014 Couple and Marital Therapy 3
MAFT 7024 The Ecology of Psychopathology 3
COUN 6069 Crisis Intervention Counseling 3
Total Hours 60

 

 

 

 

 


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