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For additional information contact​

Monica Darcy
    
Monica Darcy
Associate Professor, Counseling Program Director
Adams Library 115
(401) 456-2710
mdarcy@ric.edu

 
Christina Tortolani
    

Christina Tortolani
Assistant Professor
Clinical Field Director

Adams Library 119
(401) 456-2879
ctortolani@ric.edu

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M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling​

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Program Info

The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60-credit Master’s program designed to qualify students to become licensed mental health counselors. Students take a variety of advanced counseling courses to gain training in clinical practice. The program is fully accredited by the  Outside LinkCouncil for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) from 2016-2024.

This program is well aligned to the state licensing requirements, and students admitted into this program will be prepared with the coursework, practicum and internship experiences to seek a license as a RI licensed mental health counselor.

Program components include:

 

Foundations courses Practicum Internship
39 semester hours graduate content courses plus one elective 12 semester hours of introductory through advanced counseling skills 6 semester hours (1 year) internship seminar with 600 hours of fieldwork

Students receive extensive preparation in integrating research and practice. They investigate evidence- based practices, apply them in the field, and measure their outcomes. Students obtain internship placements in various clinical settings and work with a variety of client populations. Examples of internship settings include community mental health centers, adoption agencies, family service agencies, alternative education programs, psychiatric hospitals, children and adolescent residential programs, and other related social service agencies.

How do I apply?Students interested in applying for the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling must submit all materials by February 1.
Application materials and information are available here.
A formal interview is also required of all applicants. Selected students will be scheduled for interviews after application materials have been reviewed.

For questions, please contact Rose Misuraca at 401-456-8896 or rmisuraca@ric.edu

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Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 each semester. Grades below a B are not considered of graduate quality and are of limited application to degree work.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in CEP 531 or 532 or their equivalent. Students who receive a grade below a B- in either of these courses must consult with their advisor before registering for any subsequent course in the plan of study
  3. A minimum grade of B in CEP 538, 539, 610, 611, 683, and 684 is required. Students who receive a grade below a B in any of these courses must meet with the program director. If it is recommended that the student continue in the program, the student must retake the course.
  4. A satisfactory rating on the assessment portfolio.
  5. Failure to meet any one of the above requirements is sufficient cause for dismissal from the program

Course Sequence

Masters of Science - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3 year plan spring admit/summer or fall start


Year 1

Year 1 

Fall start 

Year 2

Year 2

Fall start

Year 3

Summer 

CEP 509: Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice 

CEP 531: Human Development Across Cultures


CEP 535: Vocational Counseling And Placement

CEP 531: Human Development Across Cultures

CEP 535: Vocational Counseling And Placement

CEP 536: Biological Perspectives In Mental Health

CEP 656: Crisis Assessment & Intervention  - OR- ELECTIVE

Fall

CEP 532:Theories & Methods Of Counseling

CEP 536: Biological Perspectives In Mental Health

CEP 538: Practicum I: Intro to Counseling Skills

CEP 509: Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice

CEP 532:Theories & Methods Of Counseling

CEP 538: Practicum I: Intro to Counseling Skills


CEP 534: Quantitative Measurement and Test Interpretation

CEP 537: Introduction To Group Counseling
CEP 683: Practicum III: Advanced Counseling Skills

CEP 534: Quantitative Measurement and Test Interpretation

CEP 537: Introduction To Group Counseling
CEP 683: Practicum III: Advanced Counseling Skills

CEP 648 Assessment & Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders

CEP 610: Advanced Clinical Internship In Counseling I


Complete COMP or in spring

Spring

CEP 543: Clinical Assessment And Case Problems

CEP 539: Practicum II: Clinical Interviewing & Treatment Planning

CEP 612: Cross-Cultural Counseling


CEP 543: Clinical Assessment And Case Problems

CEP 539: Practicum II: Clinical Interviewing & Treatment Planning

CEP 612: Cross-Cultural Counseling

CEP 544: Family Counseling Theory and Practice      - OR - 

CEP 553:Counseling Children & Adolescents

CEP 554: Research Methods In Applied Settings

CEP 684: Practicum IV: Advanced Clinical Interventions &        Outcome Evaluation

CEP 544: Family Counseling Theory and Practice      - OR - 

CEP 553:Counseling Children & Adolescents

CEP 554: Research Methods In Applied Settings

CEP 684: Practicum IV: Advanced Clinical Interventions &        Outcome Evaluation

ELECTIVE – OR-  

CEP 656 Crisis Assessment & Intervention  


CEP 611: Advanced Clinical Internship In Counseling II      


Complete COMP or in fall

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Page last updated: April 17, 2020