The Counseling Department offers a Transition to Mental Health Counseling Certificate for students who have a prior master's degree in community or school counseling.
MHS 6405 Advanced Counseling Theory (3)
MHS 6428 Cross-Cultural Counseling (3)
MHS 6700 Legal & Ethical Iss in Coun. (3)
NOTE: Counseling Criminal Record Policy Statement: All applicants are advised that in order to complete the program they must complete internships. Most internship facilities do background checks and will not permit the placement of counselor interns with criminal records. The department reserves the right to deny program admission to any applicant if it appears that applicant is unlikely to be able to complete the internship requirement due to a criminal record, thus inhibiting their ability to complete the program.
Deadline: Applications for admission are considered on a continuing basis but applicants should consider that required courses may only be offered once per year and that internships are completed at the end of the program.
Required Courses (23 credits)
MHS 6021 Intro to Clin Mental Hlth Coun (3)
MHS 6070 Mental Disorders (3)
MHS 6450 Issues in Addictions and Abuse (3)
MHS 6470 Human Sexual Issues Counselor (3)
MHS 6620 Org. Admin and Supv (3)
MHS 6883 Clinical Internship III (3)
MHS 6886 Clinical Internship V (2)
MHS 6888 Intrn: Prof Dev Mental Hlth Cns (3)
Transfer or course substitutions may be considered on an individual basis.
At the completion of the program students apply to the Florida Department of Health directly for license or registered intern status.