In conjunction with foundational coursework, students will translate knowledge to skills in their growth as professional counselors. Each student participates in a sequence of intense supervised counseling experiences prior to a community or school counseling internship placement. A unique feature of their training is a clinical practicum at the Center for Community Counseling & Development
within the Education and Health Services Building providing counseling services for community residents, area school students, and Central Michigan University students. Under the supervision of Counseling program faculty, advanced counseling trainees provide individual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults; family and couples counseling; play therapy for children; general counseling for emotional problems and life adjustment concerns; career and employment counseling; referral help in finding appropriate services for identified problems; and consultation with community agencies and schools.
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling option prepares students who wish to qualify for licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in Michigan. Students will gain knowledge and experience in research, group techniques, counseling theories, ethics, counseling techniques, counseling philosophy, testing procedures, career development, and consulting. Practicum and internship experiences will complete the minimum requirements. Elective hours will allow the individual student to gain additional knowledge and experience in areas of particular interest. Most teaching Syllabi are available upon request. Please contact email@example.com.
The School Counseling option is designed for students with Teacher Certification who wish to earn a School Counselor Endorsement or non-teachers who wish to earn a School Counselor License. Potential work settings would include: elementary schools, middle schools, secondary schools, or K-12 schools. School Counseling graduates may meet the academic requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan. Please consult with your academic advisor. Most teaching Syllabi are available upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This concentration prepares students interested in qualifying for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan and who wish to work in the addiction field. Potential work settings would include: community-based social service agencies, institutions of higher education, criminal justice institutions, counseling personnel in public and private schools, and private practice. Most teaching Syllabi are available upon request. Please contact email@example.com
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