Upon completion of both the MA degree and field experience, the graduate begins post-degree supervision toward full licensure. This must take place under a Board Approved Supervisor. Total is 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). Supervision requirement is 200 hours of which 100 hours minimum must be individual supervision and 100 hours maximum group supervision.
The graduate takes the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) soon after finishing the MA degree. Contact the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) for information.
I: Foundation Courses
Area Total: 9 Credits Minimum Required
Introduction to Adlerian Psychology and Child Guidance
II: Courses as Required by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
Area Total: 30 Credits Minimum Required
Abnormal Psychology & DSM IV TR
Basic Counseling Skills
Values, Ethics and Legalities
Group Counseling & Psychopathology
Systems of Family Therapy
Foundations of Career Development
III: Clinical Courses as Required by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
Area Total: 24 Credits Minimum Required
Psychodynamics of Psychopathology
Values, Ethics, and Legalities
Advanced Counseling Skills
Clinical Treatment Planning
* Denotes courses taken in basic sequence II above -- Does not need to be repeated
IV: Pre-Degree Field Experience
700 hours pre-degree. No fewer than 150 hours face-to-face with individuals or groups.
½ cr each
Advanced Internship (must be taken 3 times)
1 cr each
V: Masters's Project
Area Total: 3 Credits Minimum Required
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