The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is a 60-credit
program leading to a Master of Science in Education degree.
The New York State Department of Education Office of Professions
has approved the program as license qualifying and thus it meets
the education requirement for Licensed Mental Health
GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE) IS NO LONGER
- To teach mental health counselors to assume leadership and
advocacy roles in the profession.
- To adhere to CACREP standards.
- To develop caring and competent mental health counselors who
can provide efficient mental health services to children,
adolescents, adults and families.
- To teach mental health counselors to have the knowledge,
awareness, and skills related to the counseling needs of culturally
diverse clients and communities.
- To educate mental health counselors regarding the etiology,
diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and prevention of mental,
emotional, and behavioral disorders.
- To train mental health counselors to work collaboratively with
- To inspire mental health counseling students to engage in
on-going professional development.
- To provide mental health counselors with in-depth knowledge of
professional ethics, including an understanding of ethical issues
- To encourage mental health counselors to maintain their
professional identities by participating in professional
organizations (e.g., ACA, AMHCA, etc.), attending conferences, and
presenting at conferences.