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M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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

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.

This is a new program replacing the Masters of Arts in Agency and Co-occurring Disorders. The CGS in Co-occurring Disorders is no longer accepting applications. The 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. Within the program, there are 4 courses that align to the state's education requirement to be certified in Co-occurring disorders.

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 March 1.
Application materials and information are available at http://www.ric.edu/FSEHD/graduate_requirements.php.
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

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 No. Course Title Credits

Foundations Component (39 credits)

CEP 509Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice3
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
OR
CEP 553Counseling Children and Adolescents3
CEP 554Research Methods in Applied Settings3
CEP 612Cross-Cultural Counseling3
CEP 648Assessment & Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders3
CEP 656Crisis Assessment and Intervention3
Elective3

Practicum Component (12 credits)

CEP 538Practicum I: Introduction to Counseling Skills3
CEP 539Practicum II: Clinical Interviewing and Treatment Planning3
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
Comprehensive Examination0

Total Credit Hours

60

Course Sequence

Masters of Science - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3 year spring admit/summer start

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Summer

CEP 509: Professional Orientation And Ethical Practice
CEP 531: Human Development Across Cultures

CCEP 534: Quantitative Measurement And Test Interpretation
CEP 535: Vocational Counseling And Placement

CEP 612: Cross-Cultural Counseling
CEP 648: Assessment & Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders

Fall

CEP 532:Theories & Methods Of Counseling
CEP 536: Biological Perspectives In Mental Health
CEP 538: Practicum I: Intro to Counseling Skills

CCEP 537: Introduction To Group Counseling
CEP 554: Research Methods In Applied
Settings CEP 683: Practicum lii: Advanced Counseling Skills

610: Advanced Clinical Internship In Counseling I
CEP 656: Crisis Assessment & Intervention

Spring

CEP 539: Practicum li: Clinical Interviewing & Treatment Planning
CEP 543: Clinical Assessment And Case Problems

CEP 544: Family Counseling Theory And Practice
OR
CEP 553:Counseling Children & Adolescents
CEP 684:Practicum IV: Advanced Clinical Interventions & Outcome Evaluation

CEP 611:Advanced Clinical Internship In Counseling II ELECTIVE

3 year spring admit/fall start

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Summer

CEP 531: Human Development Across Cultures
CEP 535: Vocational Counseling And Placement
CEP 536: Biological Perspectives In Mental Health

CEP 612: Cross-Cultural Counseling
CEP 648: Assessment & Treatment Of Co-Occurring Disorders

Fall

CEP 532:Theories & Methods Of Counseling
CEP 509: Professional Orientation And Ethical Practice 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 610: Advanced Clinical Internship In Counseling I
CEP 656: Crisis Assessment & Intervention

Spring

CEP 539:Practicum II: Clinical Interviewing & Treatment Planning
CEP 543: Clinical Assessment And Case Problems

CEP 544: Family Counseling Theory & Prac
-OR-
CEP 553:Counseling Children & Adolescents
CEP 554: Research Methods In Applied Settings 
CEP 684:Practicum IV: Adv. Clinical Interventions & Outcome Evaluation

CEP 611: Advanced Clinical Internship In Counseling II
ELECTIVE

3+ year fall admit/spring start

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Summer

CEP 531: Human Development Across Cultures

CEP 535: Vocational Counseling And Placement
CEP 536: Biological Perspectives In Mental Health

CEP 612: Cross-CulturalCounseling
CEP 648 Assessment & Treatment Of Co-Occurring Disorders

Fall

 

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

610: Advanced Clinical Internship In Counseling I
CEP 656: Crisis Assessment & Intervention

Spring

CEP 532:Theories & Methods Of Counseling
CEP 509: Professional Orientation And Ethical Practice

CEP 539: Practicum II: Clinical Interviewing & Treatment Planning
CEP 543: Clinical Assessment And Case Problems

CEP 544: Family Counseling Theory & Prac   -OR-
CEP 553:Counseling Children & Adolescents
CEP 554: Research Methods In Applied Settings
CEP 684:Practicum IV: Adv. Clinical Interventions & Outcome Evaluation

CEP 611:Advanced Clinical Internship In Counseling II
ELECTIVE

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