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Clinical Mental Health Counseling Ma - Courses & Requirements

Course Timing & Sequence – Designed for WOrking Professionals

  • Classes are offered in an intensive weekend format.  (Friday-4-10pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-4pm)
  • Students take one course at a time over two weekends, typically with a weekend off in between.
  • Most students are full-time graduate students (taking nine or more credits a semester), however part-time enrollment is an option as well.
  • Students are able to work full-time while working on their graduate degrees

Course of Study (60 Credit Hours)

For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog.

For an example of upcoming courses, visit the Current Program Students page for the Denver Center or Colorado Springs Center counseling program deliveries.

APCE 558 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (3)

APCE 603 Understanding Children, Adolescents, and Their Systems (3)

APCE 605 Group Laboratory Experience (1)

APCE 607 Theories of Counseling (3)

APCE 612 Practicum in Individual Counseling (5)

APCE 616 Career Theory, Counseling and Assessment (3)

APCE 619 Practicum II in Individual Counseling (3)

APCE 623 Understanding and Counseling Diverse Populations (3)

APCE 624 Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse (3)

APCE 650 Orientation to Community Counseling (3)

APCE 657 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Counseling and Psychology (3)

APCE 660 Psychological Consultation: Theory and Practice (3)

APCE 661 Psychological Trauma and Intervention for Individuals, Families and Communities (3)

APCE 662 Group Dynamics and Facilitation (3)

APCE 665 Family Systems (3)

APCE 673 Appraisal and Assessment in Counseling (3)

APCE 692 Internship in Clinical Counseling (1-9)

PSY 530 Life Span Developmental Psychology (3)

SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)

Marriage and Family Therapist Licensure Only Option

This additional coursework (9 credits in addition to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling required courses) is offered at the Denver Center at Lowry.

APCE 668 Sexuality Counseling (3)

APCE 669 Advanced Methods: Couples and Family Therapy (3)

APCE 694 Practicum in Couples and Family Therapy (4)

APCE 695 Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Couples and Family Therapy (3)

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
2-3 years
$575/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Heather Pendleton-Helm


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