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Concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


 The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Jacksonville State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through March 31, 2018.

 Basic Requirements (9 semester hours):

     ECG 501 Assessment in Counseling (3)

     EFD 500 Research in Education (3)

     EPY 525 Lifespan Development (3)


Core Requirements (30 semester hours):

     ECG 506 Professional Counseling Orientation and Technology (3)

                     (Required first semester of enrollment.)

     ECG 523 Social and Diversity Issues in Counseling (3)

     ECG 525 Pre-practicum: Skills & Techniques in Counseling (3)

                    (Prerequisites: ECG 506 and ECG 553)

     ECG 526 Professional Ethics and Legal Issues (3)

     ECG 553 Theory and Process (3)

     ECG 556 Career Development (3)

     ECG 585 Practicum: Applied Skills & Techniques in Counseling (3)

                    (Prerequisites: ECG 506, 525, 553, 591, and passing score on Midpoint


     ECG 591 Group Procedures in Counseling (3)

                    (Prerequisites: ECG 506 and 553)

     ECG 595 Clinical Experience I in Mental Health Counseling (3)

                     (Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and ECG 585)

     ECG 596 Clinical Experience II in Mental Health Counseling (3)

                     (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and ECG 585)


Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration Courses (21 semester hours):

     ECG 530 Couple, Marriage & Family Counseling (3)

     ECG 540 Psychopathology: Diagnosis & Treatment of DSM Disorders (3)

     ECG 558 Counseling Children/Adolescents (3)

     ECG 560 Substance and Behavioral Addictions in Counseling (3)

     ECG 565 Psychopharmacology (3)

     ECG 588 Crisis Counseling Intervention Strategies (3).

     ECG 589 Psychological First Aid & Disaster Counseling (3).

60 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

See next page for notes.



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Background check.  Any candidate applying for admission to a clinical mental health counseling program shall be required to be fingerprinted for a criminal history background check through the Alabama State Department of Education to the Alabama Bureau of Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).  Applicants should contact Cogent System at   for directions in completing this process.  Admission decisions to Clinical Mental Health Counseling are not necessarily totally determined by the background check results; conversation will ensue regarding appropriate field placements and career options. 






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