Advanced Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counselling (Online)

General

Program Description

Medaille's advanced certificate in clinical mental health counseling is designed for students with a master’s degree in a related field who wish to pursue mental health counseling licensure.

Medaille’s Advanced Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed for students with a master’s degree in a related field who are pursuing mental health counseling licensure. The CMHC Advanced Certificate satisfies New York State’s regulations for licensure, and provides students with the educational requirements necessary to sit for the New York State licensure exam in Mental Health Counseling.

If the student completed an advanced certificate (“bridge” program) that is registered by the New York State Education Department, the student will need to have a Form 2 and transcript submitted by the original graduate program, as well as a Form 2 and transcript from the graduate program that awards the advanced certificate. The Department will review the transcripts to determine if the combination of programs meets the education requirements for licensure.

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What can you do with the CMHC advanced certificate?

Medaille alumni have gone on to careers as:

  • Mental Health Clinic Counselors
  • Drug and Alcohol Program Clinicians
  • Hospital/Psychiatric Center Therapists
  • College and University Counselors
  • Private Practice Therapists

Program Format

Online
  • You may complete your coursework and certificate within 12 months.
  • You may start your program of study at any time.
  • Minimum of 15 credits

Course Plan

The program sequence for the Advanced Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling depends on the specific needs of the student. Students will take the courses they need to meet the NYS requirements for core courses, as they are offered within the curriculum of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. If a student has completed all of the core courses, yet needs additional coursework to meet the 60-hour requirement, additional courses will be offered.

All students must take, at a minimum, the following courses:

  • MHC 670 Helping Relationships (3)
  • MHC 678 Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I (3)
  • MHC 679 Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling II (3)

Note: Online students are required to successfully complete INT 010 Online Prep prior to beginning their course sequence.

Medaille Fits Your Life

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Personalized support.
  • Guaranteed classes.
  • Collaborative learning environment.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Last updated Oct 2020

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Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering und ... Read More

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hands-on, practitioner-based learning environments on campus and in the Western New York community. Read less
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