2017-18 Graduate Catalog 
    Oct 23, 2018  
2017-18 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Holistic Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)

Students in the 60-credit Holistic Clinical Mental Health Counseling track are required to engage in all learning activities in ways that are consistent with the current professional and ethical standards of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and other related professional certification bodies as applicable. Inconsistencies with these standards, as determined by program director and program faculty, can serve as a basis for dismissal from the program. Following successful completion of an approved program of 60 graduate credits that includes a two-semester counseling internship, students are eligible to receive the Master of Arts in Holistic Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Many courses in the holistic clinical mental health counseling program require the completion of prerequisites.  Academic advising is required and provided for all students to ensure that courses are taken in the correct sequence.  The counseling program is designed to fulfill the required elements related to the eight (8) core areas of CACREP accreditation, however the program is not currently CACREP accredited. 

Upon graduation, the Rhode Island Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists require a candidate for licensure to complete two years (2,000 hours) of relevant counseling experience in the workplace and to receive 100 hours of clinical supervision from a board-approved supervisor prior to taking the LMHC Examination.

Electives: Choose five credits from the following:

Electives strengthen counselors’ abilities to serve specific client populations by fostering growth, adding skill development and opening professional vistas.  The number of electives students take depends on their plan of study and the number of required courses than may have been waived.