Mental Health Counseling Recommended Sequence of Classes

 Mental Health Program Four Classes/SemesterMental Health Program Four Classes/Semester
Fall StartSpring Start
EDC 570 (with 560) Intro to Prof. Counseling and Ethics 
EDC 573 Counseling Theory 
EDC 579 Social and Cultural issues in Counseling 
EDC 593 (ASYNCH ONL) Lifespan Development 
  
Spring SemesterSpring Semester
EDC 568 (SYNCH ONL) Principles of Mental Health CounselingEDC 570 (with 560) Intro to Prof. Counseling and Ethics
EDC 571 Psych & Ed AssessmentEDC 573 Counseling Theory
EDC 597 PsychopathologyEDC 568 (SYNCH ONL) Principles of Mental Health Counseling
EDC 572 (ASYNCH ONL) Career CounselingEDC 597 Psychopathology
  
Fall SemesterFall Semester
EDC 574 Group CounselingEDC 571 Psych & Ed Assessment
EDC 561 Trauma, Crisis, and LossEDC 579 Social and Cultural issues in Counseling
EDC 575 Pre-PracticumEDC 572 (ASYNCH ONL) Career Counseling
EDC 598 Case Form., Tx. Planning & PsychopharmacologyEDC 598 Case Form., Tx. Planning & Psychopharmacology
  
Spring SemesterSpring Semester
EDC 577 Mental Health Clinical PracticumEDC 593 (ASYNCH ONL) Lifespan Development
EDC 585 Chemical Dependency and Rehabilitation (ASYNCH ONL)EDC 575 Pre-Practicum
EDC 589 Family and CouplesEDC 574 Group Counseling
Elective (3 one credit courses)EDC 561 Trauma, Crisis, and Loss
  
Fall SemesterFall Semester
EDC 600 Internship (SYNCH ONL)EDC 577 Mental Health Clinical Practicum
Elective (EDC 564 Gender/Sexuality)EDC 585 Chemical Dependency and Rehabilitation (ASYNCH ONL)
EDC 615 (ASYNCH ONL) ResearchEDC 615 (ASYNCH ONL) Research
CPCE (0 credits)Elective (EDC 564 Gender/Sexuality)
  
 Spring Semester
 EDC 600 Internship (SYNCH ONL)
 EDC 589 Family and Couples
 Elective (3 one credit courses)
 CPCE (0 credits)
Mental Health Program Three Classes/SemesterMental Health Program Three Classes/Semester
Fall SemesterSpring Start
EDC 570 (with 560) Intro to Prof. Counseling and Ethics 
EDC 573 Counseling Theory 
EDC 593 (ASYNCH ONL) Lifespan Development 
  
Spring SemesterSpring Semester
EDC 568 (SYNCH ONL) Principles of Mental Health CounselingEDC 570 (with 560) Intro to Prof. Counseling and Ethics
EDC 579 Social and Cultural issues in CounselingEDC 573 Counseling Theory
EDC 597 PsychopathologyEDC 568 (SYNCH ONL) Principles of Mental Health Counseling
  
Fall SemesterFall Semester
EDC 572 (ASYNCH ONL) Career CounselingEDC 593 (ASYNCH ONL) Lifespan Development
EDC 571 Psych & Ed AssessmentEDC 571 Psych & Ed Assessment
Elective (EDC 564 Gender/Sexuality)EDC 597 Psychopathology
  
Spring SemesterSpring Semester
EDC 589 Family and CouplesEDC 579 Social and Cultural issues in Counseling
EDC 561 Trauma, Crisis, and LossEDC 585 Chemical Dependency and Rehabilitation (ASYNCH ONL)
EDC 574 Group CounselingEDC 574 Group Counseling
  
Fall SemesterFall Semester
EDC 575 Pre-PracticumEDC 615 (ASYNCH ONL) Research
EDC 598 Case Form., Tx. Planning & PsychopharmacologyEDC 598 Case Form., Tx. Planning & Psychopharmacology
EDC 585 Chemical Dependency and Rehabilitation (ASYNCH ONL)EDC 589 Family and Couples
  
Spring SemesterSpring Semester
EDC 577 Mental Health Clinical PracticumEDC 575 Pre-Practicum
EDC 615 (ASYNCH ONL) EDC 561 Trauma, Crisis, and Loss
Research Elective (3 one credit courses)Elective (3 one credit courses)
  
Fall SemesterFall Semester
EDC 600 Internship (SYNCH ONL)EDC 577 Mental Health Clinical Practicum
CPCE (0 credits)"EDC 572 (ASYNCH ONL) Career Counseling
 Elective (EDC 564 Gender/Sexuality)
  
 Spring Semester
 EDC 600 Internship (SYNCH ONL)
 CPCE (0 credits)

Summer Start 

Work with your academic advisor regarding course availability


Recommended Sequence of Studies: FT Clinical Mental Health (CLMHC)
*The College reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or adjust classes as necessary.
Note:

  • EDC 568 ONL Principles of Mental Health Counseling – Online synchronous
    class: Taught Spring semester only.
  • EDC 597 Psychopathology taught in the Fall and Spring Semesters
  • EDC 598 Case Conceptualization, Tx Planning and Psychopharmacology
    taught Fall semester only.
  • *EDC 597 Psychopathology is a Prerequisite to EDC 598 Case Formulation, Tx
    Planning & Psychopharmacology
  • *EDC 597, 575 and 568 are Prerequisites to EDC 577 Clinical Mental Health
    Practicum
  • *EDC 598 is a prerequisite to EDC 600/601/601

Additional required courses will be taught in the Fall and Spring semesters, and occasionally during the Summer semester as long as enrollment allows. The Summer semester offers limited agency placements for Summer seminars for Practicum/Internship.

Availability of courses and noted prerequisite requirements

Please pay careful attention to the availability of courses per the listing below; please plan your schedule accordingly.

Summer classes included the offering of elective courses. The Department cannot guarantee Core and/or Specialization classes (unless noted) during summer sessions. Summer class hours differ from the Academic Year (Fall and Spring semesters).

Consult with your academic advisor regarding a study plan. 

Core Courses

COURSESEMESTER
EDC 561 Trauma, Crisis and LossFall & Spring
EDC 570 Introduction to Professional Counseling & Ethics Done with EDC 560 Child Abuse & PreventionFall & Spring
EDC 571 Psychological and Educational AssessmentFall & Spring
EDC 572 Career CounselingFall & Spring
EDC 573 Counseling TheoriesFall & Spring
EDC 574 Group CounselingFall & Spring
EDC 575 Pre-Practicum Helping SkillsFall, Spring & Summer
EDC 579 Social and Cultural Issues in CounselingFall & Spring
EDC 585 Chemical Dependency and RehabilitationFall & Spring
EDC 589 Family and Couples CounselingFall & Spring
EDC 593 Lifespan DevelopmentFall & Spring
EDC 597 PsychopathologyFall & Spring
EDC 615 Research TechniquesFall & Spring
Mental Health Counseling Courses (Beyond Core): 
COURSESEMESTER
EDC 568 Principles of Community Mental Health CounselingSpring
EDC 577 Clinical Practicum (Agency)Fall, Spring & Summer
EDC 598 Case Formulation, Tx Planning, and PsychopharmacologyFall
EDC 600 Internship (FT) OR EDC 601 and EDC 602 Internship (Half-Time Over 2 Semesters)Fall, Spring & Summer