Clinical Mental Health Counseling Overview
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program at Molloy College provides our graduates with academically rigorous courses, incorporating clinical skills training with evidence-based counseling principles. Our friendly campus atmosphere and individual attention fosters the best personal and professional growth for our students. The courses and training are provided within a multicultural context. Our program is embedded in interdisciplinary collaborations within the college, in a warm and supportive atmosphere which ensures student growth and development.
Our 60-credit-program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor established by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions. Successful graduates of the Molloy College M.S. in CMHC will be eligible for Licensure as Mental Health Counselors in New York State upon completion of 3,000 post-Master's hours of supervised mental health counseling work and the passing of the state licensing examination.
The program can be completed in three years part time with summers included, and requires a final comprehensive examination. Graduate coursework will include, but not be limited to, each of the following content areas: human growth and development; social and cultural foundations of counseling; counseling theory and practice; psychopathology; group dynamics; lifestyle and career development; assessment and appraisal of individuals, couples and families and groups; research and program evaluation; professional orientation and ethics; foundations of mental health counseling and consultation; and clinical instruction.
A practicum of 100 clock hours as part of a one semester course is required. Additionally, a 600 clock hours (part of a two semester course) supervised internship in mental health counseling in a Molloy College approved mental health setting is required.
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