School of Social Sciences

Mental Health Counseling

The Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling provides graduates with the rigorous coursework and clinical experience required to become licensed mental health counselors in the State of Indiana. This program prepares individuals to provide evaluations, referrals, and short-term counseling services to help people prevent or remediate personal problems, conflicts, and emotional crises. It includes instruction in human development, psychopathology, individual and group counseling, personality theory, career assessment, patient screening and referral, observation and testing techniques, interviewing skills, professional standards and ethics, and applicable laws and regulations. 

All courses are for 3 credit hours and have a minimum grade of B.

Degree Requirements

  • PSY-G 520 Research in Counseling
  • PSY-G 522 Counseling Theories
  • Complete one of the folllowing
    • PSY-G 532 Group Counseling
    • EDUC-G 532 Introduction to Group Counseling
  • Complete three semesters (9 credit hours) from the following
    • PSY-G 550 Internship in Mental Health Counseling
    • EDUC-G 550 Internship in Counseling
  • PSY-G 552 Career Counseling and Development
  • Complete one of the following
    • PSY-G 563 Foundation of Mental Health Counseling
    • EDUC-G 563 Mental Health Counseling
  • PSY-G 567 Intro to Marriage and Family
  • Complete one of the following
    • PSY-I 501 Multicultural Counseling
    • EDUC-G 575 Multicultral Counseling
  • PSY-I 666 Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
  • PSY-I 669 Psychological Assessment II
  • Complete one of the following
    • PSY-P 502 Developmental Psychology
    • PSY-G 514 Lifespan Development
  • PSY-P 511 Seminar in Professional Skills, Legal Issues and Ethics
  • Complete one of the following
    • PSY-P 535 Introduction to Addictions Counseling
    • EDUC-G 510 Introduction to Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • Complete one of the following
    • PSY-P 540 Principles of Psychological Assessment & Prediction
    • PSY-I 664 Psychological Assessment in Rehabilitation I
  • PSY-P 624 Principles of Psychopathology
  • PSY-P 632 Introduction to Clinical Interventions
  • Complete one of the following
    • PSY-P 690 Practicum in Clinical Psychology
    • EDUC-G 524 Practicum in Counseling
  • PSY-P 736 Child Psychopathology

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