Why Choose Saint Rose for Clinical Mental Health Counseling?

The Master of Science in Education Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is a 60-credit program intended to prepare licensed professional counselors to address the clinical needs of children, adolescents and adults in a variety of mental health and community settings. Students entering the program are trained in providing psychotherapy to individuals, families and groups from diverse backgrounds. An emphasis is placed on the application of theory to direct practice.

The program is registered as meeting the academic and internship requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York State.

Program Highlights

  • Students develop competence in clinical mental health counseling approaches through course work in mental health counseling interventions, assessment and appraisal, case management and consultation, family violence, disaster/crisis/trauma-informed counseling, social and cross-cultural counseling methods, and practicum/internships in a mental health or community agency setting.
  • Practicums and internships provide students with opportunities to develop clinical skills to be effective mental health practitioners.
  • This 60-credit program includes 24 credits of core counseling coursework, 33 credits of specialized mental health counseling coursework, and 3 credits of electives.
  • Included in the specialized coursework is a supervised 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour yearlong internship in clinical mental health counseling with a licensed mental health professional.
  • Certificate of Advanced Study – The certificate program is designed for students students who have attained a Master’s Degree in Counseling or a related field with a minimum of 36 credits and the appropriate pre-requisites. Each student will need to complete 18 credits to obtain the required graduate coursework leading to licensure as a mental health counselor in New York State (which requires 60 graduate credit hours in counseling). View Gainful Employment information related to this certificate program.