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Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

 

Foster strong interpersonal bonds.

This Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is open to those who already hold a master’s degree in Counseling yet do not meet the current educational requirements for licensure as a clinical mental health counselor or licensed professional counselor in their state. This certificate allows counselors with specializations in other areas (e.g., school, career, vocational rehabilitation counseling) to gain the additional specialized academic courses currently required for professional counseling licensure. The certificate is 9-15 credits, depending on the number of courses the student needs for licensure.  Students can choose from among the following:

This certificate is offered by AU New England


 

Program Overview

Enrollment in this certificate program begins with a review of prior graduate transcripts and professional goals outlined in the essay. As required in the essay, students must demonstrate knowledge about their state’s licensing board requirements and the courses needed. Depending on professional, educational, and clinical backgrounds, credit requirements will vary for enrolled certificate students (e.g., certificate may be anywhere from 9-15 credits).  Students will be enrolled based on current availability for the semester and provided with a certificate program plan outlining course and credit requirement upon admission. Those needing more than 15 credits for licensure are encouraged to apply to the CMHC’s 60 credit hour CACREP accredited master’s Program. All Post-Master’s Certificate students completing more than 9 credits are required to complete the program’s orientation within or before the first semester, this is a 0 credit, 0 cost orientation that has vital information about the program. While this certificate may provide the academic requirements for licensure, completing the certificate does not guarantee licensure. Graduates of this certificate program may still need to meet additional state requirements that include passing a licensure exam, background checks, completion of post-master’s clinical supervision requirements, etc. Students will need to work with their state licensure board for specific requirements. Total Credits for the Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – 9 to 15 credits.

Certificate Requirements

Plan of Study Students can choose from among the following (minimum of 9 credits):

  • COUN-5222  Career Counseling Development (3)
  • COUN-6062  Social/Cultural Diversity (3)
  • COUN-6902  Research & Evaluation in Counseling (3)
  • COUN-5502  Diagnosis and Treatment (3)
  • COUN-6122  Addictions Counseling (3)
  • COUN-6422  Couple and Family Counseling (3)
  • COUN-5262  Human Growth and Development (3)
  • COUN-5142  Assessment and Testing (3)
  • COUN-6032  Professional Orientation and Ethics (3)
  • COUN-5502  Diagnosis and Treatment (3)

Those admitted to the Post-Master’s Certificate in CMHC are eligible to take any electives offered by the CMHC Program at AUNE.

Admissions / Cost / Aid

Admission

Application Deadline

ProgramTermDeadline
Post-Master’s Certificates
(Clinical Mental Health Counseling,
Couple & Family Therapy)
SummerApril 1
FallJuly 15
SpringNovember 15

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online admissions application, including:
    • Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
    • Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
    • email transcripts to [email protected], or
    • mail to: Office of Admissions Antioch University New England 40 Avon Street Keene NH 03431-3516
  3. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
  4. Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
  5. Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.

Official transcripts should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to: Office of Admissions Antioch University New England 40 Avon Street Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516 All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned. LEARN MORE

Tuition & Financial Aid

A college education is an investment in your future.  Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants – are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.

Cost

Department/Program NameTuition Cost per CreditTotal Program Credits
CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
Degrees:
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA
*with careful course selection a certificate in Trauma Counseling OR Addictions counseling is possible within the CMHC degree requirements
$91660
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA (Online)
*with careful course selection a certificate in Trauma Counseling OR Addictions counseling is possible within the CMHC degree requirements
$81660
Art Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA
(online)
$81666
Certificates (if pursued as an independent credential):
Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Addictions Counseling$81612
Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Trauma Counseling$8169
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Post-Master’s Respecialization Certificate$816Variable (9-15)
MA in School Counseling$81660
Certificate in School Counseling$81618
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