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Counseling Program Options

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 to 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.  Teaching Syllabi are available upon request. Please contact cse@cmich.edu

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  • School Counseling
  • 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 will meet the academic requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan. Teaching Syllabi are available upon request. Please contact cse@cmich.edu

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  • Addiction Counseling
  • 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. Teaching Syllabi are available upon request. Please contact cse@cmich.edu

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  • Dual Programs

    The Central Michigan University Counseling Program offers three Counseling Concentrations: Addiction, Clinical Mental Health and School.  Students may choose to complete two concentrations if the following standards are met:

    1) Receive permission from your advisor and develop a Dual Concentration Plan

    2) Complete all required coursework for both concentrations. 

    3) Register for and complete two separate 600-hour internships in each concentration.  Internship hours may not overlap; the experiences must be distinct and separate.

    Dual Concentration in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    StepCoursesTotal Credit Hours
    Complete core courses
    CED 610, CED 620, CED 630, CED 640, CED 650, CED 660, CED 665, CED 677, CED 695, CED 699
    30
    Complete concentration courses required for both School and Clinical Mental Health CounselingCED 641, CED 679 6
    Complete School Concentration CoursesCED 604, CED 615, CED 645, CED 65112
    Complete Clinical Mental Health Concentration CoursesCED 603, CED 6866
    Complete 100 hour practicumCED 6906
    Complete Internship in PK-12 settingCED 6916
    Complete Internship in Clinical Mental HealthCED 6916
     Total Credit Hours72

    Please note that school concentration courses may be used to meet the elective requirement for Clinical Mental Health.

    Dual Concentration in School Counseling and Addiction Counseling

    StepCoursesTotal Credit Hours
    Complete core coursesCED 610, CED 620, CED 630, CED 640, CED 650, CED 660, CED 665, CED 677, CED 695, CED 69930
    Complete concentration courses required for both School and Addiction CounselingCED 641 3
    Complete School Concentration CoursesCED 604, CED 615, CED 645, CED 651, CED 67915
    Complete Addiction Concentration CoursesCED 642, CED 643, CED 6449
    Complete 100 hour practicumCED 6906
    Complete Internship in PK-12 settingCED 6916
    Complete Internship in Addiction CounselingCED 6916
     Total Credit Hours75

    Please note that one school concentration course will count as the required elective for Addiction Counseling

     

    Dual Concentration: Addiction Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    StepCoursesTotal Credit Hours
    Complete core coursesCED 610, CED 620, CED 630, CED 640, CED 650, CED 660, CED 665, CED 677, CED 695, CED 69930
    Complete concentration courses required for both Clinical Mental Health and Addiction CounselingCED 6413
    Complete Clinical Mental Health Concentration CoursesCED 603, CED 686, CED 6799
    Complete Addiction Concentration CoursesCED 642, CED 643, CED 6449
    Complete 100 hour practicumCED 6906
    Complete Internship in Clinical Mental Health CounselingCED 6916
    Complete Internship in Addiction CounselingCED 6916
     Total Credit Hours69

    Please note that the addiction courses will count as the required electives for Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 

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