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C.G.S. in Advanced Counseling

The Certificate in Graduate Studies - Advanced Counseling is a certificate program which enables students who already have a Master's degree, which is fewer than 60 credits, to obtain 60 credits needed for licensure as a mental health counselor in the state of Rhode Island. Students will take 15 credits including 2 semesters of practicum and 2 semesters of internship. Students may take additional credits as needed to meet academic requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor.

For additional information contact director:
Monica Darcy
Associate Professor
Adams Library 114
(401) 456-2710
mdarcy@ric.edu

Program Info

The Certificate in Graduate Studies - Advanced Counseling is a certificate program which enables students who already have a Master's degree, which is fewer than 60 credits, to obtain 60 credits needed for licensure as a mental health counselor in the state of Rhode Island. Students will be able to take the number of credits they need for licensure. Core courses in counseling practica and internship (a total of 12 credits) will be required of all CGS candidates. Other credits are determined based on the needs of the candidate.

Program components include:

Elective courses Practicum Internship
Determined in consultation with advisor 6 semester hours of advanced counseling skills 6 semester hours (1 year) internship seminar with 600 hours of fieldwork

Students receive extensive preparation in advanced counseling skills through practca and internship experiences. 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 CGS- Advanced Counseling must submit all materials by March 1.
Application materials and information are available at http://www.ric.edu/FSEHD/graduate_requirements.php.

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

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. 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 610, 611, 683, and 684. 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.
  3. Failure to meet any one of the above requirements is sufficient cause for dismissal from the program.
  4. A satisfactory rating on the assessment portfolio.

Course No. Course Title Credits

REQUIRED COURSES

Practicum Component (6 credits)

CEP 683Practicum III: Advanced Counseling Skills3
CEP 684Practicum IV: Advanced Clinical Interventions3

Internship Component (6 credits)

CEP 610Advanced Clinical Internship I3
CEP 611Advanced Clinical Internship II3

Elective (3 credits)

Total Credit Hours

15

Students may select from the following courses based on alignment to RI DOH licensing requirement:

CEP 531Human Development across Cultures3
CEP 532Theories and Methods of Counseling3
CEP 534Quantitative Measurement and Test Interpretation3
CEP 535Vocational Counseling and Placement3
CEP 536Biological Perspectives in Mental Health3
CEP 537Introduction to Group Counseling3
CEP 543Clinical Assessment and Case Problems3
CEP 544Family Counseling Theory and Practice3
CEP 553Counseling Children and Adolescents3
CEP 554Research Methods in Applied Settings3
CEP 509Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice3
CEP 612Cross-Cultural Counseling3
CEP 648Assessment & Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders3
CEP 656Crisis Assessment and Intervention3
Elective3
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