Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The mission of the counseling program is to prepare mental health professionals to provide ethical and competent counseling for the real-world needs of a diverse, global community. This Adlerian-based program promotes social interest, advocacy, and harmony throughout the entirety of the coursework.

The Adler Graduate School offers a Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC), preparing students with the knowledge and skills to enter a distinct profession working with diverse individuals, families, and groups to achieve mental health wellness. CMHC students will learn to treat a spectrum of concerns using an Adlerian, multicultural, trauma-informed, and ethically sound lens while promoting advocacy and social justice for clients and the profession. In addition to coursework, the Clinical Mental Health Counseling emphasis includes a practicum and internship experience, offering opportunities to enhance teachings from the classroom to the clinical world. This 60-credit degree requires successful completion of all program requirements, including membership in a professional organization. Full-time students can complete the program in approximately two years. Clinical Mental Health Counselors work from a holistic approach providing counseling services in different health care settings such as outpatient, hospital inpatient, residential facilities, hospice care centers, or private practice.

Our program prepares students to meet licensure requirements for the LPCC credential in MN.  In order to verify whether the program meets licensure requirements in the state where you intend to practice, please contact the state licensure board. Contact information for licensure boards can be found at the American Counseling Association State Professional Counselor Licensure Boards page and at the American Association of State Counseling Boards Members page.

 

 

Clinical Mental Health Course Requirements

 
500Principles of Research and Program Evaluation

3

503Introduction to the Counseling Profession

3

504Abnormal Psychology & DSM 5

3

505Developmental Psychology

3

509Comparative Theories Through an Adlerian Lens

4

512Introduction to Professional Writing and Portfolio

2

516Foundations of Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders

3

517Ethics and Professional Identity

3

519Trauma and Crisis Intervention

2

523Multi-Cultural Counseling

3

525Essential Interviewing Skills

3

528Didactic (Individual)

0

529Didactic (Group)

0

532Group Psychotherapy and Counseling

3

533Clinical Assessment

3

534Behavioral Neuroscience

3

536Clinical Treatment Planning in Counseling & Psychotherapy

3

537Adv Approaches to Counseling & Psychotherapy Skills

3

539Consultation and Advocacy for the Mental Health Profession

1

541Theories of Family Therapy

3

562Foundations of Career Development

3

604Portfolio Defense - COD, MCFC, MHC

1

620Advanced Seminar in Counseling: Human Sexuality

1

Field Experience Requirements

 Students will take 930, followed by one credit of 931 and three credits of 938.  

930Introduction to Field Experience Seminar

0

931Practicum for COD, MHC and MCFC

1

938Internship in Mental Health Counseling

1