Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Master of Arts
The CEP department offers a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program which leads to a Masters of Arts degree (M.A.). The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). It prepares professional counselors to perform mental health counseling in agencies, hospitals, and private practice. Successful completion of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program qualifies students to pursue licensure as clinical mental health counselors with the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board.
Annual application deadline: February 1
For more information on program application requirements and process, see Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A., program website.
The 60-credit counseling curriculum requires two years full-time study or three years part time study on campus, and covers the following areas: human development, appraisal; diagnosis and treatment planning; individual, family and group counseling; consultation; career/life planning; research; and professional issues. Specialized training and supervised experience is offered in mental health agencies, hospitals, and in schools.
Program of Study
|CEPY 512||Human Development||3|
|CEPY 517||Multicultural Counseling||3|
|CEPY 524||Professional Issues in Mental Health Counseling||3|
|CEPY 550||Counseling Theory and Technique||3|
|CEPY 532||Research Methods||3|
|CEPY 542||Appraisal Theory and Technique||3|
|CEPY 551||Diagnosis and Treatment Planning||3|
|CEPY 552||Career/Life Planning and Vocational Assessment||3|
|CEPY 556||Addictions Counseling||3|
|CEPY 558||Child and Adolescent Counseling Theory and Technique||3|
|CEPY 562||Family Therapy Theory and Technique||3|
|CEPY 566||Group Work Theory and Technique||3|
|CEPY 572||Counseling Practicum||3|
|CEPY 580||Counseling Internship||12|