M.S. in Mental Health Counseling

M.S. in Mental Health Counseling
(Licensure-eligible for Mental Health Counseling in New York State) - 60 Sem. Hours

The M. S. Program in Mental Health Counseling at St. Lawrence University provides all academic coursework required for eventual licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in New York State. Full licensure will be granted after successfully completing 3,000 hours (post-Master’s) of supervised experience and passing the licensure examination.

Required Sequence of Courses for full-time students in Mental Health Counseling – 2 years
(Matriculated students may begin only in a Fall semester or in the Summer.)

First Fall Semester – 15 sem. hrs.
EDPS 510 Theories of Counseling
EDPS 582 Techniques of Counseling
EDPS 550 Human Development and Life Span Counseling
EDPS 573 Introduction to Mental Health Counseling
EDUC 519 Educational Statistics and Research

First Spring Semester – 15 sem. hrs.
EDPS 589 Counseling Practicum
EDPS 584 Group Procedures for Counselors
EDPS 549 Evaluation and Appraisal Techniques
EDPS 512 Marriage and Family Counseling
EDPS 523 Aging, Death, and Bereavement Counseling

First Summer – 6 sem. hrs.
EDPS 574 Psychopathology in Counseling
EDPS 575 Clinical Interventions in Mental Health

Second Fall Semester – 12 sem. hrs.
EDPS 515 Conflict Resolution
EDPS 594 Counseling Internship in Mental Health I
EDPS 570 Substance Abuse Counseling
EDPS 516 Issues and Ethics in the Human Service Professions

Second Spring Semester – 12 sem. hrs.
EDPS 595 Counseling Internship in Mental Health II
EDPS 524 Multicultural Education and Counseling
EDPS 535 Mental Health in the Schools
EDPS 585 Occupational Information and Occupational Choice Theory

Required Sequence of Courses for part-time students in Mental Health Counseling – 4 years

First Fall Semester – 9 sem. hrs.
EDPS 510 Theories of Counseling
EDPS 515 Conflict Resolution
EDPS 582 Techniques of Counseling

First Spring Semester – 9 sem. hrs.
EDPS 535 Mental Health in the Schools
EDPS 584 Group Procedures for Counselors
EDPS 549 Evaluation and Appraisal Techniques

First Summer – 6 sem. hrs.
EDPS 574 Psychopathology in Counseling
EDPS 575 Clinical Interventions in Mental Health

Second Fall Semester – 6 sem. hrs.
EDUC 519 Educational Statistics & Research
EDPS 573 Introduction to Mental Health Counseling

Second Spring Semester – 6 sem. hrs.
EDPS 589 Counseling Practicum
EDPS 512 Marriage and Family Counseling

Third Fall Semester – 6 sem. hrs.
EDPS 550 Human Development and Lifespan Counseling
EDPS 527 Substance Abuse Counseling

Third Spring Semester – 6 sem. hrs.
EDPS 523 Aging, Death, and Bereavement Counseling
EDPS 524 Multicultural Education and Counseling

Fourth Fall Semester – 6 sem. hrs.
EDPS 594 Counseling Internship I
EDPS 516 Issues and Ethics in the Human Service Professions

Fourth Spring Semester – 6 sem. hrs.
EDPS 595 Counseling Internship II
EDPS 58 Occupational Information and Occupational Choice Theory

Applications for this program are accepted only on April 1 of each year for fall admittance.

To apply or request further information regarding this program, contact Dr. Arthur Clark, Coordinator, Counseling and Human Development Program.