Mental Health Counseling: Course of Study
The CWU Mental Health Counseling program takes just over two years to complete. You begin taking courses in fall quarter, and typically you finish internship summer quarter of your second year. Refer to the About page to read more detail about the MHC program.
|PSY 502||Professional Orientation: Mental Health Counseling||3|
|PSY 538||Substance Abuse and Dependence||5|
|PSY 544||Tests and Measurements||4|
|PSY 552||Human Growth and Development, Advanced||4|
|PSY 555||Design and Statistical Analysis for Applied Research||4|
|PSY 560||Theories and Practice of Counseling||4|
|PSY 561||Group Counseling||3|
|PSY 567||Counseling and Assessment: Children and Adolescents||4|
|PSY 568||Counseling and Assessment Strategies for Adults||4|
|PSY 571||Counseling for Relationships and Families||4|
|PSY 573||Career Development and Counseling||4|
|PSY 574||Multicultural Counseling||4|
|PSY 584||Behavior Disorders and Psychopathology||4|
|PSY 589||Professional and Ethical Issues||4|
|PSY 593 A||Practicum in Counseling I: Interviewing||4|
|PSY 593 B||Practicum in Counseling II: Assessment||4|
|PSY 593 C||Practicum in Counseling III: Advanced||4|
|PSY 681 A||Mental Health Internship I: Group||3|
|PSY 681 B||Mental Health Counseling Internship: Advanced||12|
|PSY ____||ONE Elective (approved graduate level course)||4|
Course of Study: Please review the Mental Health Counseling Course of Study Fact Sheet to see a breakdown of which quarter you will take specific courses as a student in the MHC program.
Statistics Requirement: We require two background statistics courses for admission to the MHC program. You may take these courses concurrently with graduate courses. However, we strongly encourage you to take these courses (or their equivalents at other institutions) before you begin the MHC program. If you have not taken them, you must take them during your first two quarters, and this adds a good deal of work to your already busy schedule. Often students move to Ellensburg during the summer before graduate school starts. This is an ideal time to take at least one of these two statistics courses. Please note that PSY 363 is offered only face-to-face in Ellensburg.
If you have taken introductory and intermediate statistics at a different institution, you may submit syllabi from those courses. Faculty here will decide whether they fulfill the requirements and we will let you know as soon as we can. Contact the MHC Program Director for more detail.
Other Recommended Undergraduate Background Courses: Students come to the programs with a variety of backgrounds and training. We recommend undergraduate students take the following psychology courses: personality or abnormal; social or developmental; learning; physiological; multicultural issues in psychology; and a course in history and systems of psychology. Students not having these courses should expect to do additional work when background material is needed.
Background Check and Liability Insurance: All MHC students are required to get fingerprinted and have a background check. All MHC must carry liability insurance; this can be obtained through the university Both these tasks are done at the beginning of fall quarter when students begin the program; these requirements have a cost to the student.
When you are ready to apply, please use the Application Process link (above) for detailed information and instructions.
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