Nov 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Mental Health, M.A.


Mission Statement: The mission of the Clinical Mental Health faculty is to provide counseling students with the most recent research, technology, training, and supervision required to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  Program faculty are committed to training students who are knowledgeable, ethical, competent, self-aware, and professionally mature, who hold a strong counselor identity and display a respect for diverse populations and multiculturalism.  The Clinical Mental Health Program will qualify students as counselors and provide them with the necessary skills to become fully functioning counselors in a variety of related settings and fields to work in an evolving diverse society.  The program is teaching-centered with professors.  The Master of Arts with a major in clinical mental health is for students who wish to work in various public or private settings, requires 60 semester hours.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Clinical Mental Health with a concentration in School Counseling faculty is to equip the counselor with the knowledge and skill necessary to supply guidance and counseling services in a school setting.  The school counselor will be able to provide direct counseling to students; consult with parents, teachers and administrators; act as a liaison between the school and outside agencies; and facilitate classroom guidance activities.  The graduate program concentration in school counseling prepares students to be public school counselors and requires 60 semester hours.  Students are required to pass a comprehensive exam as a program completion requirement.  Texas Counselor certification requires completion of an approved master’s degree, two years of teaching experience, and a passing score on the state mandated examination, the TExES test and an internship in a school setting.

Enrollment in courses with the COUN prefix (with the exception of COUN 6013 ) requires admission to the Master of Arts in clinical mental health program or permission of the Counseling Program Coordinator.

Graduate Level Courses - 6 semester hours


Plus 6 semester hours of graduate level courses from the following list approved by the Chair of the Counseling Department. Licensure as a professional counselor in Texas requires a 3000-hour internship and a state examination.

Graduate Level Courses - 6 semester hours


Plus 6 semester hours of graduate level courses from the following list approved by the Chair of the Counseling Department. Licensure as a professional counselor in Texas requires a 3000-hour internship and a state examination.