As more people seek mental health counseling services, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of mental health counselors will grow a remarkable 25 percent from 2019 to 2029. That’s more than triple the average for all occupations.
St. Bonaventure’s online clinical mental health counseling master’s degree will prepare you to change the lives of people in diverse environments.
Our accredited program provides students with an educational path that combines quality and affordability. With a focused curriculum, dedicated support from faculty and advisers, and internship placement, graduates have a 95 percent pass rate on the licensed professional counselor exam.
CE 510. Introduction to the Profession of Counseling
This course helps educators and counselors exercise and expand their critical thinking skills by critique and generation of research projects or publications. The course aims to make teaching and counseling work easier and more effective by developing skills to solve research problems. Candidates will recognize the characteristics of well-designed research and be able to identify what methodologies for data collection and analysis may be used given the research question, as well as write acceptably formatted research papers.
CE 511. Advanced Human Growth and Development
This course is designed to acquaint students with the field of counseling. This is the introductory graduate course in counseling in which a general overview and survey of the profession are provided. Roles and responsibilities of counselors across a variety of settings are examined. Professional ethical and legal issues are explored. Fall, Spring
CE 530. Theories and Techniques of Counseling
The course addresses development and cognitive processes governing learning from conception to death. Normative, non-normative and historical effects within childhood, adolescence, adulthood and later life are presented. Formal developmental and learning theory is emphasized in conjunction with practical interpretation and application. The course provides an orientation and background for sound educational practices.
CE 540. Abnormal Psychology
The course acquaints the student with the basic knowledge base and skills required for the practice of counseling. Classroom work will focus on the development of specific counseling skills. Students will use role play, audio and videotapes to facilitate the learning process. Additionally, students will explore counseling theory and research.
CE 625A. Internship 1: CMH Counseling
To acquaint the beginning graduate student with the field of abnormal psychology with an emphasis on the definitions and distinctions between the various abnormal disorders, an introduction to the current research in the field, a discussion of the numerous continual controversial issues and a review of the data-based treatment approaches. In addition, this course will assist the graduate student to understand the nature, needs, and problems of individuals at all developmental levels over the life span and to understand the nature, needs, and problems of a multicultural and diverse society.
To provide the student with the opportunity to work within the field as a counseling intern. Primary supervision of the intern will be conducted by the counselor on site. Students will work in an agency setting. A total of 300 clock hours are required of all students.