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CNMH 580 - Advanced Applied Counseling: Mental Health Counselor - Dual License

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: CNGC 520, which may be taken concurrently; and CNGC 529 and CNMH 528; and CNGC 538, which may be taken concurrently; and CNMH 534 and CNMH 535 and CNMH 568; and a practicum application approved by the director of fieldwork
This course will include a minimum of 100 hours of field experience and is designed to provide the advanced counseling student who intends to work in mental health or PreK-12 settings, and who is seeking license as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor, with an opportunity to further examine and effectively apply counseling theory into practice and demonstrate this ability during the required practicum experience. Students will actively work with clients in the role of mental health counselor in an educational setting. Emphasis will be placed upon the application of counseling techniques to clients and the further refinement of the counseling student’s individual counseling style and increased self-awareness. Maximum use of clinical supervision, audio/video tape, role play and observation will be made. Moreover, overarching issues such as multiculturalism, psychological development, technology, context and ethics/professionalism will be integrated throughout this course. Students must submit an application by the first Monday of April for summer semester, the first Monday of June for the fall semester, or by the first Monday of November for the spring semester. All fieldwork sites must conform to the current licensing regulations including having an approved on-site supervisor as defined by the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (see 262 CMR). Offered fall, spring, summer.