School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

The Master of Mental Health Counseling program will provide deeper understanding of human behavior and counseling theory.  It is a broad-based training program where students will cover a range of topics that will allow them to work with a diverse clientele and in a variety of treatment settings.  Those that complete the program will also be positioned to seek licensure as a professional counselor or to seek further graduate training.   

This evidence-based program will prepare students to work as licensed mental health counselors in the State of Indiana.  Based on current requirements, this program also meets standards for licensure requirements in Kentucky and Ohio. Learning outcomes of this program will address:

  • Human growth and development
  • Social and cultural foundations of mental health counseling
  • Helping relationships
  • Group dynamics, processes, counseling, and consultation
  • Career and lifestyle development
  • Assessment and appraisal of individuals
  • Research and program evaluation
  • Professional orientation and ethics
  • Foundations of mental health counseling
  • Contextual dimensions of mental health counseling
  • Knowledge and skills for practice of mental health counseling

This program is sixty (60) credit hours. A student must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) with no more than two grades of C throughout their coursework. The following courses (upon IU approval) are required of all students:

  • EDUC-G 504  Counseling Theory and Techniques, 3 cr
  • EDUC-G 507  Lifestyle & Career Development, 3 cr
  • PSY-G 532  Introduction to Group Counseling, 3 cr
  • PSY-G 550  Internship in Counseling, 3 cr/semester for 9 cr
  • PSY-G 647  Advanced Internship, 3 cr 
  • PSY-I 501  Multicultural Counseling, 3 cr
  • PSY-I 669  Psychological Assessment in Rehabilitation II (Personality Assessment), 3 cr
  • PSY-P 502  Developmental Psychology, 3 cr
  • PSY-P 511  Seminar in Professional Skills, Legal Issues, and Ethics, 3 cr
  • PSY-P 535  Introduction to Addictions Counseling, 3 cr
  • PSY-P 537  Program Evaluation, 3 cr
  • PSY-P 540  Principles of Psychological Assessment & Prediction, 3 cr
  • PSY-P 563  Foundations of Mental Health Counseling, 3 cr
  • PSY-P 624  Principles of Psychopathology, 3 cr
  • PSY-P 632  Introduction to Clinical Interventions, 3 cr
  • PSY-P 657  Topical Seminar, 2 cr/semester for 4 cr
  • PSY-P 690  Practicum in Clinical Psychology, 2 cr
  • PSY-P 736  Child Psychopathology, 3 cr 

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