Stephen F. Austin State University

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A.

Professional Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A.

Background Courses

The following background courses are required for each of the counseling programs. Students must complete these leveling courses within the first year of enrollment.

Clinical mental health counseling:

general psych

No post-baccalaureate courses will be approved unless the student has completed or is concurrently enrolled in required background courses. Students with deficiencies in background courses must be enrolled in those courses every semester until all deficiencies are completed.

Requirements

Students in all concentrations take the following core curriculum (48 hours):

COU 510 - Survey of Abnormalities Credit(s): 3
COU 559 - Assessment in Counseling Credit(s): 3
COU 521 - Seminar: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Credit(s): 3
COU 523 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling Credit(s): 3
COU 525 - Career Development and Counseling Credit(s): 3
COU 528 - Group Counseling Credit(s): 3
COU 531 - Theories of Counseling Credit(s): 3
COU 533 - Counseling Skills and Techniques Credit(s): 3
COU 535 - Multicultural Counseling Credit(s): 3
COU 539 - Professional Counseling Practices Credit(s): 3
COU 541 - Seminar in Counseling Research Credit(s): 3
COU 585 - Lifespan Development Credit(s): 3
COU 591 - Mental Health Psychopathology Credit(s): 3
COU 594 - Practicum in Counseling Credit(s): 3
COU 595 - Internship in Counseling Credit(s): 3-6 (six hours)

Concentration Specific Requirements

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (twelve hours):
COU 520 - Professional Orientation in Counseling Credit(s): 3
COU 522 - Family Counseling Credit(s): 3
COU 530 - Crisis Counseling Credit(s): 3
Elective Credit(s): 3