CONCENTRATION: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Jacksonville State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through March 31, 2018. (Note: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is currently accredited under the 2001 standards for Community Counseling programs as a Community Counseling program. The CACREP 2009 standards combine the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. The counseling program intends to seek accreditation for this program as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when it comes up for reaccreditation, per CACREP guidelines. The counseling program has applied as of summer 2015 for accreditation for this, per CACREP guidelines.
Basic Requirements (9 semester hours):
Core Requirements (30 semester hours):
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration Courses (21 semester hours):
60 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree
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Background check: Any candidate applying for admission to a clinical mental health counseing program shall be required to be fingerprinted for a criminal history background check through the Alabama State Department of Educatino to the Alabama Bureau of Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Applicants should contact Cogent System at www.cogentid.com/Alabama for directions in completing this process. Admission decisions to Clinical Mental Health Counseling are not necessarily totally determined by the background check results; conversation will ensue regarding appropriate field placements and career options.
Basic Requirements (9-12 Semester Hours)
Counseling Core Courses (27 semester hours By Advisement) :
School Counseling Concentration Courses (9 semester hours):
45-48* Semester Hours Required for this Degree
Notes: Admission to this program requires fourth-year (bachelor’s) teacher certification in any area for students pursuing the traditional certification option. Students pursuing the non-certification admission option must successfully pass the National Counselking Exam (NCE) prior to enrollment in ECG 594 Internship in School Counseling.
Completion of this program leads to eligibility for Class A teacher certification in school counseling for students pursuing the traditional certification option. Successful completion of the appropriate Praxis II examination is required prior to Internship, ECG 593 and ECG 594.
Experience verification from the applicant’s school system or systems showing two years of teaching experience is required for eligibility for the program for students pursuing the tradiational certification option.