ONLINE MASTER OF
SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

ONLINE MASTER OF [br]SCIENCE IN EDUCATION [/br]CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

MAKE YOUR PASSION YOUR PRACTICE

St. Bonaventure University’s online Master of Science in Education Clinical Mental Health Counseling will help you channel your passion for helping people into a career. The program is specifically built to prepare you for the licensed professional counselor exam and beyond. Through engaging coursework and in-field practice, you’ll learn to support individuals, families, and groups in overcoming personal challenges and accomplishing their goals.

Establish Strong Professional Foundations — Understand the essential concepts and fundamentals of counseling, and apply your learning as you practice in the community.

Cultivate Your Spirit of Service — Join a like-minded network of students and faculty with compassion for people in need and the drive to make a difference. You’ll discover your worth as a counselor and the inherent dignity of your clients.

Develop Human Perspectives — Learn the specific needs of communities and populations, and gain strategies to improve their outcomes through a variety of counseling practices, including crisis counseling, addiction counseling, research methods, and more.

Graduates of our online master’s in clinical mental health counseling program exemplify extraordinary goodness through the individuals they counsel and their greater community impact.

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CE 500. Research Methods

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 510. Introduction to the Profession of Counseling

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 511. Advanced Human Growth and Development

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 530. Theories and Techniques of Counseling

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 540. Abnormal Psychology

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.

CE 625A. Internship 1: CMH Counseling

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.

662 Residency 1: Professional Practice of Counseling

This residency course will provide beginning opportunities for students to explore special topics regarding their tracks of study of mental health and school counseling. It will also allow students to lead experiential activities within the areas of individual and group counseling skill development. Additionally, students will be given opportunities to consult with faculty to receive direction, feedback, and supervision. There will be modules, lessons, and assignments before and after this four-day, in-person residency.

663 Residency 2: Advanced Professional Practice of Counseling

This residency course will provide advanced opportunities to build upon special topics regarding their tracks of study of mental health and school counseling. It will continue to allow students to lead experiential activities within the areas of individual and group counseling, through role play and simulation. Students will be given further opportunities to consult with faculty to receive direction, feedback, and supervision. There will be modules, lessons, and assignments before and after this four-day, in-person residency.