Program offered: Residential, Online
Total credits: 60
The Adler Graduate School offers a Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC). With an emphasis on an Adlerian approach to counseling and psychotherapy, the CMHC program prepares students with the necessary prevention, intervention, and clinical skills for working with a variety of clients. This 60-credit degree program requires successful completion of a combination of courses that meet the requirements of the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) for licensure, internship, and completion of a Master’s Project. Students who graduate from this program are able to apply for their licensure in the state of MN as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Upon completion of the MA degree, the graduate begins post-degree supervision toward full licensure. This must take place under a MN Board Approved Supervisor. The graduate will need to complete a total of 4,000 post-degree hours that are counseling in nature, including 1,800 hours of face to face clinical contact (requirement effective August 1, 2011). The supervision requirement totals 200 hours of which a minimum of 100 hours must be individual supervision and a maximum of 100 hours must be group supervision.
Contact the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for information regarding licensure and post-degree supervision requirements.
Graduate School 101
Principles of Research
Abnormal Psychology and DSM-5
Comparative Theories of Personality & Psychotherapy
Psychodynamics of Psychopathology
Values, Ethics and Legalities
Values, Ethics and Legalities in Mental Health Counseling
Essential Interviewing Skills
Foundations to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Group Psychotherapy and Counseling
Clinical Treatment Planning in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Advanced Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy Skills
Systems of Family Therapy
Foundations of Career Development
Introduction to Graduate Writing and the Master’s Project
Developing the Master’s Proposal
One course from the following list
Introduction to Adlerian Psychology and Child Guidance
Individual Psychology: The Communal Ties and Family Guidance
Field Experience Requirement
Introduction to Field Experience
Individual Clinical Instruction
Total Degree Program
Listed below is a sample course sequence for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program as of August 2015.
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