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Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Masters of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a 60 semester hour program, prepares professional counselors to work in community agencies, educational settings, as well as private practice. As a CACREP accredited program, CED students are eligible to take the National Counselor Examination (NCE) leading to certification as a National Certified Counselors (NCC). The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program also prepares students to seek licensure as a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Nevada.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of assessment tools and interventions used in interviewing clients with addiction related concerns;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of client placement criteria as required by the ASAMPP--‐2R levels of care, and continuum of care of individuals with addictive and mental health disorders;
  • Illustrate the ability to document a client’s care in the required format;
  • Demonstrate the understanding of the relationship between addiction, mental health, and the criminal justice system;
  • Gain an understanding of how to conceptualize a client and their presenting concern(s);
  • Gain an understanding of the role and function of professional counselors;
  • Gain an understanding of the role of the counselor in the consultation process;
  • Develop an awareness and examine how one’s own attitudes, experiences, culture, values and biases impact the counseling relationship and process.

Career Possibilities

  • Private practice
  • State service provider