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CERTIFICATE

Introduction

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the philosophy and science of human behavior. While ABA is often associated with autism, it has been successfully used across many populations including teaching children and adults with developmental disabilities, improving workplace performance and safety, helping people make lifestyle changes, overcoming fears and phobias, and helping people manage mental health stressors such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.

This certificate is offered by AU New England


 

ABA has been developed for the past 75 years and has hundreds of researchers studying human behavior across a variety of settings. Students in this program will learn why people do what they do and how to change behavior to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Program Overview

The ABA program at AUNE offers the necessary classes needed for national certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for those who already have a Master’s Degree but are interested in becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). The certificate program offers graduate-level credit for course completion, allows for in-person interaction with other students and faculty members, while still offering a flexible course schedule, and include courses that are relevant to the field and populations you will be working with

Learn more about the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Program Delivery:

  • Designed for individuals who already have an earned Master’s degree in Behavioral Analysis, Education or Psychology
  • Weekend schedule with monthly classes – convenient for working professionals
  • Practicum opportunities with BCBA supervision
  • Starts in late August
  • Designed to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®

Degree Requirements

Program Length

This 21-credit certificate program can be completed in five semesters. Requires a 1000 to 1500-hour practicum or independent field study, approximately 10-30 hours/week.

Course Sequence

FALL

  • Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis 1 (1 credit)
  • Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis (3 credits)

SPRING

  • Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change (3 credits)
  • Behavioral Methods Lab (1 credit)

SUMMER

  • No Classes

FALL

  • Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • Intro to Autism Spectrum Disorders (1 credit)
  • Professional Seminar 1 (1 credit)
  • Internship 1 (optional, 2 credits)

SPRING

  • Identification of Problem & Assessment (2 credits)
  • Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis 2 (1 credit)
  • Professional Seminar 2 (1 credit)
  • Internship 2 (optional, 2 credits)

SUMMER

  • ABA Interventions, Systems, & Implementation (3 credits)
  • Professional Seminar 3 (1 credit)
  • Internship 3 (optional, 2 credits)

Total Educational Requirements 21 credits
Total Clinical Credits (optional) 6 credits

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. has approved the course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

Practicum

The Applied Behavior Analysis Program provides a variety of quality, intensive, hands-on training experiences for students at local schools and agencies. These practicum placements provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice the various roles of a behavior analyst while working closely with an assigned university supervisor and a mentoring professional from their individual placement site. The supervision provided meets the standards determined by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) and is accompanied by a professional seminar course that allows students to share experiences and knowledge gained in placement sites.

Admissions

Application Deadline
  • For Spring Entry: December 1
  • For Summer Entry: May 1
  • For Fall Entry: July 1

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.
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
  4. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
  5. 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.
  6. 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 admissions.ane@antioch.edu 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.

Tuition & Fees

Financial Aid

Clinical Training Options:

Clinical Training Options: Practicums through Antioch

It is strongly encouraged that all students gain supervised experience through a practicum placement agreed upon by the student and the director of practica at Antioch University New England. Students completing practicum experience through a University approved site will earn graduate credit for successful practicum completion. Other experience opportunities can be arranged for students needing special accommodations.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board Credentialing

The Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate (ABA) program is designed to prepare graduates to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®).

Degree requirements

In February 2013, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) made significant changes to the degree eligibility requirements for BCBA and BCaBA programs.

What this means for you:

If your goal is certification as a BCBA, you must possess a minimum of a master’s degree, from an accredited university, that was:

  • conferred in behavior analysis, education, or psychology, or
  • conferred in a master’s degree program in which you completed a BACB-approved course sequence

Other requirements apply regarding experience hours, supervision, and approved course sequence. For more information, please visit the BACB website.

Introduction

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the philosophy and science of human behavior. While ABA is often associated with autism, it has been successfully used across many populations including teaching children and adults with developmental disabilities, improving workplace performance and safety, helping people make lifestyle changes, overcoming fears and phobias, and helping people manage mental health stressors such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.

ABA has been developed for the past 75 years and has hundreds of researchers studying human behavior across a variety of settings. Students in this program will learn why people do what they do and how to change behavior to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


Program Overview

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program offers students the opportunity to learn how to make a positive difference in individual’s lives. Earning your Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Antioch University New England will help you gain the skills to:

  • Work with adults and children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Individuals with a passion in this area, work with individuals to teach them how to communicate, interact with others, succeed in school, and live independently
  • Consult with businesses to help improve employee performance and create a high quality work environment
  • Work with individuals with socio/emotional disorders, anxiety, addictions and head injuries.
  • Work in a variety of settings such as clinics, schools, homes, day treatment centers, residential facilities, and community integrated living arrangements
  • Teach courses at a college or university

Specialized courses are taught in each of these areas, in addition to the foundational courses offered, to allow students to have a more focused scope of study in areas they are most interested in!

Courses are taught by faculty members in an interactive format, which provides flexibility for students to only come to campus once per month on the weekends, and opportunities to build a community with other individuals in the program. Students also have the opportunity to engage in supervised practice hours in a variety of settings. The ABA Program at AUNE offers practicum placements for students to earn BCBA supervision.

Upon completion of the Master’s Degree, students will have completed the necessary coursework to sit for the national exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). The BCBA credential is nationally recognized as the highest standard in the field. Our program is an Accredited Course Sequence (ACS) by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and our students work with a variety of children and adults in all of the above-referenced populations and are well-respected professionals throughout New England and beyond.

This program accommodates working professionals. Classes start in late August with a series of weekends, once a month. Students may enter the program with either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. Learn more about the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Program Delivery:

  • Designed for individuals who already have an earned Bachelor’s Degree
  • Weekend schedule with monthly classes – convenient for working professionals
  • Practicum Opportunities with BCBA Supervision
  • Starts in late August
  • Designed to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®

Degree Requirements

Program Length

This 33-credit degree program can be completed in seven semesters. Requires a 1000 to 1500-hour internship or independent field study, approximately 10-30 hours/week.

Course Sequence

FALL

  • Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis 1 (1 credit)
  • Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis (3 credits)

SPRING

  • Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change (3 credits)
  • Behavioral Methods Lab (1 credit)
  • Elective (1 credit)

SUMMER

  • Elective (1 credit)
  • Additional 3 credits to be determined

FALL

  • Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • Intro to Autism Spectrum Disorders (1 credit)
  • Professional Seminar 1 (1 credit)
  • Internship 1 (optional, 2 credits)

SPRING

  • Identification of Problem & Assessment (2 credits)
  • Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis 2 (1 credit)
  • Professional Seminar 2 (1 credit)
  • Internship 2 (optional, 2 credits)
  • Elective (1 credit)

SUMMER

  • ABA Interventions, Systems, & Implementation (3 credits)
  • Professional Seminar 3 (1 credit)
  • Internship 3 (optional, 2 credits)
  • Elective (1 credit)

FALL

  • Mastery Seminar (3 credits)
  • Professional Seminar 4 (1 credit)
  • Elective (1 credit)

Total Educational Requirements 33 credits

Total Clinical Credits (optional) 6 credits

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. has approved the course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to the the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

Practicum

The Applied Behavior Analysis Program provides a variety of quality, intensive, hands-on training experiences for students at local schools and agencies. These practicum placements provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice the various roles of a behavior analyst while working closely with an assigned university supervisor and a mentoring professional from their individual placement site. The supervision provided meets the standards determined by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) and is accompanied by a professional seminar course that allows students to share experiences and knowledge gained in placement sites.

Admissions

Application Deadline

  • For Fall Entry: July 1

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.
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
  4. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
  5. 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.
  6. 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 admissions.ane@antioch.edu 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.

Tuition & Fees

Financial Aid

Clinical Training Options: Practicums through Antioch

It is strongly encouraged that all students gain supervised experience through a practicum placement agreed upon by the student and the director of practica at Antioch University New England. Students completing practicum experience through a University approved site will earn graduate credit for successful practicum completion. Other experience opportunities can be arranged for students needing special accommodations.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board Credentialing

The Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate (ABA) program is designed to prepare graduates to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®).

Degree requirements

In February 2013, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) made significant changes to the degree eligibility requirements for BCBA and BCaBA programs.

What this means for you:

If your goal is certification as a BCBA, you must possess a minimum of a master’s degree, from an accredited university, that was:

  • conferred in behavior analysis, education, or psychology, or
  • conferred in a master’s degree program in which you completed a BACB-approved course sequence

Other requirements apply regarding experience hours, supervision, and approved course sequence. For more information, please visit the BACB website.

Introduction

Members of the military and their families have encountered many unique challenges that might affect their mental and behavioral health. Military service, active duty, and war are inherently stressful and traumatizing, and it takes unique psychological training to understand, assess, and mitigate the detrimental effects. You can help meet the critical needs of these brave individuals and families by acquiring specialized training, preparing you to treat clients negatively affected by military conflict.

This certificate is offered by AU New England


 

Program Overview

The Counseling Military Service Personnel and Their Families program is designed to provide convenient, high-quality specialized training for licensed mental health providers in New England who want to offer their services to meet the critical needs of military personnel and their families.

The certificate program is open to those with a graduate degree in an allied mental health profession. Each course is three credits, in an online format.

Degree Requirements

Program Length

This certificate requires 9 credit hours (3 courses) and can be completed in three semesters. Each course is three credits, in an online format.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester:

  • Military Culture and Language

Spring Semester:

  • Military Deployment Cycles: Mental Health Issues

Summer Semester:

  • Special Issues with Military Families

Admissions

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.
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
  4. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
  5. 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.
  6. 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 admissions.ane@antioch.edu 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.

Tuition & Fees

Financial Aid

Introduction

Through convenient, highly-quality specialized training, the Addictions Counseling certificate program prepares you for a rewarding career of returning normalcy and peace to the life of victims through advanced recovery methods. You will help others overcome the harms of addiction and assist them in mitigating the regional and national substance abuse crisis. The requisite skills that you will learn will allow you to become a better communicator, supporter, and advocate for the sensitive epidemic that has negatively affected the health of victims, their families, and our communities.

This certificate is offered by AU New England


 

Program Overview

The Substance Abuse/Addictions Counseling certificate program will enable clinicians to understand specialized issues related to substance abuse counseling, current treatment trends, advocacy efforts, and be able to communicate with and effectively support persons presenting with substance abuse treatment needs and support their recovery efforts.

This certificate program is open to those with a graduate degree in an allied mental health profession or a graduate student in such professions. The program can be tailored to individual needs based on the courses offered below. All courses are consistent with CACREP accreditation requirements.  Each course is three credits, and is offered in an online format.

Degree Requirements

Curriculum

(12 credits required; program can be tailored to individual needs)

Issues in Addictions Recovery (3 credits)
Integrated Approaches to Addictions Counseling (3 credits)
Family Approaches to Addictions Counseling (3 credits)
Advanced Issues in Addictions Recovery (3 credits)
Process Addictions (3 credits)
Social Justice and Advocacy in Addictions Counseling (3 credits)

Career Outlook

This certificate will educate and train students and practicing professionals in substance abuse counseling, and prepare these persons for credentialing as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC), respectively. While this certificate will provide the academic requirements for licensure, graduates of this certificate program may still need to meet additional state requirements that include passing a licensure exam and completion of their post-master’s clinical supervision requirements.

 Admissions

GO TO ADMISSIONS

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.
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
  4. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
  5. 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.
  6. 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 admissions.ane@antioch.edu 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.

Tuition & Fees

Financial Aid

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Introduction

Substance abuse and addiction are unfortunately common problems in today’s society. Fortunately, with increased awareness of these pressing issues, more individuals are seeking help to overcome the mental hurdles needed to revert back to a healthy lifestyle. This Clinical Mental Health concentration is not only beneficial to your career, it will make a direct and immediate impact on the individuals, families, and communities affected by substance abuse. Become a highly specialized counselor and help those affected by substance abuse live healthier, happier lives.

This degree is offered by AU New England


 

Program Overview

In the Substance Abuse Counseling concentration, the first two semesters of your 60-credit program will be the same as the basic Clinical Mental Health Counseling track. During the next three semesters, you will complete specific coursework in substance abuse/addictions counseling. Students in this concentration must also complete an internship in a substance abuse or addictions-focused setting and participate in a supervision group oriented to substance abuse and addictions counseling. The wide variety of placements for students may include: high school student assistance programs, residential placements, in-patient addictions units, community mental health centers, and prisons.

Graduates will meet the academic requirements for licensure as clinical mental health counselors in most states, as well as the academic requirements for certification and licensure as alcohol and drug counselors in most states which have such certification or licensure.

Degree Requirements

Course Sequence:

Fall Semester I

  • Fundamentals
  • Group Approaches to Counseling
  • Professional Orientation & Ethics (online)

Spring Semester I

  • Assessment
  • Counseling Theories
  • Career and Lifestyle
  • Human Development (online)

Summer Semester I

  • Social & Cultural Diversity (online)
  • Psychopharmacology (online)
  • Elective

Fall Semester II

  • Family Counseling for Addiction
  • Integrative Approaches to Addiction
  • Psychopathology (online)
  • Practicum in CMHC (100 hrs. in field minimum)

Spring Semester II

  • Crisis & Trauma Counseling
  • Issues in Addiction and Recovering
  • Research & Evaluation (online)
  • Internship I in CMHC (300 hrs. minimum in field)

Fall Semester III

  • Internship II in CMHC (300 hrs. minimum in field)

Spring Semester III

  • Internship III in CMHC (300 hrs. in field or hours needed to complete state licensure requirements)

 

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Introduction

According to the American Counseling Association (ACA) professional counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals (ACA, 2018). Students who are preparing to specialize as clinical mental health counselors will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to address a wide variety of circumstances within the context of clinical mental health counseling.

This degree is offered by AU New England


 

Mission of the CMHC Program

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program fosters the development of professional identity by encouraging an active, thorough, and continuing examination of the development of one’s self in the role of a professional counselor (self-in-role). The program prepares professional counselors to work in a multicultural global community with individuals, groups, and social systems, to promote mental health and well-being.

Program Overview

This CACREP-accredited counselor education program, with a specialty area in clinical mental health counseling, trains students in eight (8) core areas: professional counseling orientation and ethical practice, social and cultural diversity, human growth and development, career development, counseling and helping relationships, group counseling and group work, assessment and testing, and research and program evaluation.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program is part of the Department of Applied Psychology (AP) at Antioch University New England (AUNE) in Keene, NH. The CMHC Program is offered at two sites: Keene Campus and Online Campus.

Degree Requirements

Program Length

The CMHC Program is designed to be a full-time program, with students entering in the spring, summer, or fall semester. The CMHC Program typically takes students three (3) years to complete if attending full-time. Students who desire a part-time student status can anticipate approximately four to five (4-5) years to complete the program.

Requirements

Total credit hours = 60

  • Core Courses  (13 courses @ 3 credits = 39 credits)
  • Practicum & Internships (4 semesters @ 3 credits = 12 credits; Practicum min.100 hrs; Internship 900 hrs)
  • Electives (Choose 3 courses @ 3 credits = 9 credits)
    Students have the opportunity to take elective courses in the following areas: Trauma, Military Counseling, and Substance Abuse/Addiction.
Course Offerings

Antioch’s CMHC Program is offered at two sites, Keene Campus (in NH) and Online Campus. The Keene Campus has courses that are both face-to-face and online; the Online Campus includes online courses, that are both asynchronous and synchronous. Students who enroll in the Online Campus participate in two (2) separate week-long face-to-face residencies. Online courses are offered using Sakai and Engage.

Required Courses

  • PYG 6030 Group Approaches to Mental Health Counseling (3 credits)
  • PY 5900 Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction (3 credits)
  • PYD 6010.NE Professional Orientation & Ethics (3 credits)
  • PYI 5140 Assessment: Principles and Methods (3 credits)
  • PYI 5540 Counseling Theories: Models & Approaches (3 credits)
  • PY 6120 Issues in Addictions Recovery (3 credits)
  • PYB 5260.NE Human Development: Lifespan and Systems Perspectives (3 credits)
  • PYB 6060.NE Social Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
  • PY 6420 Foundational Theories of MFT (3 credits)
  • PYB 5500 Psychopathology: Diagnosis & Assessment (3 credits)
  • PYI 5520 Career & Lifestyle Counseling (3 credits)
  • PYB 5900 Research & Evaluation for Counseling & Therapy (3 credits)
  • PYC 6751 Crisis Counseling Interventions (3 credits)
  • PYP 6960A CMHC Practicum – total of 100 hours (3 credits)
  • PY 6990 CMHC Internship – total of 900 hours (Each semester is 3 credits; 9 credits total)

Elective Courses (3 courses are required)

  • PYC 6820 Special Issues with Military Families (3 credits)
  • PYC 6660 Family Counseling Approaches to Addictions (3 credits)
  • PY 5321 Counseling Approaches to Trauma, Grief, and Loss (3 credits)
  • PYC 6810 Military Culture & Language (3 credits)
  • PY 5630 Psychopharmacology (3 credits)
  • PY 5330 Trauma and Resiliency: Body, Mind, and Brain (3 credits)
  • PYI 5180 Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy (3 credits)
  • PYC 6800 Military Deployment Cycles (3 credits)
  • PYC 6260 Integrative Approaches to Addictions Counseling (3 credits)
  • PYC 6101 Creative Approaches for Trauma-Informed Practice (3 credits)
  • PY 6130 Process Addictions (3 credits)Credit total for required courses: 9 credits

Program Total: Credits 60

Practicum and Internships

Practicum introduces you to work in the field with a minimum of 100 hours of service at a clinical site, including a minimum of 40 hours working directly with clients. You learn the policy of the agency and the roles of the mental health counselor. You spend approximately 20-hours a week in practicum for at least one semester. Before beginning, practicum students must pass a candidacy review assessing their readiness to begin supervised fieldwork.

Following practicum, there are three internship semesters. These may continue at the same site as the practicum or take place at a new site. You spend approximately 20 hours a week at your clinical site and provide approximately 300 hours of service each semester, with a minimum of 120 hours of direct service to clients during each of these internship semesters. State requirements for pre-degree internship hours vary. Review your state requirements for more information.

There are many possible positions at community agencies, residential facilities, college counseling centers, and city/state social service agencies. The Director of Field Experience, as well as the Clinical Training Coordinator, will assist you in the process of matching your interests with potential sites in the community. Students are responsible for securing their own internship and for transportation to and from the site.

AUNE Office of Field Experience

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a strong need for mental health counselors. Counseling is projected as one of the faster growing mental health professions — increasing over the next 7-10 years.

Graduates of the CMHC Program will have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to function as a professional clinical mental health counselor. They will be prepared for employment in a variety of settings and able to meet certification and licensure standards as mental health counselors, through education in a CACREP accredited program.

Program Objectives (also referred to as Learning Outcomes)

  • Ethical Practice: Students will demonstrate principles and standards of professional ethics in counseling and ethical decision-making informed by social justice.
  • Social And Cultural Diversity: Identify strategies needed to address institutional and social barriers that impede access, equity, well-being, and success for clients.
  • Human Growth and Development: Students will demonstrate knowledge of lifespan development and the capacity to integrate knowledge of developmental theory into practice.
  • Career Development: Identify career development strategies that incorporate a focus on social justice and advocacy.
  • Counseling and Helping Relationships: Demonstrate an understanding of theories of counseling and development of case conceptualizations and treatment plans that are underpinned by social justice
  • Group Counseling and Group Work: Integrate into their practice of MHC the awareness of the influence of social and cultural contexts on groups
  • Assessment and Testing: Students will demonstrate a broad understanding of different types of assessments, the selection and use of assessment tools, client assessment and diagnosis, trauma assessment, and the assessment of self-inflicted harm and danger to others.
  • Research and Program Evaluation: Demonstrate and apply their professional identity as a clinical mental health counselor through an individual philosophy of practice grounded in critical analysis and research and interpretation.
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialty Area: Clinical Mental Health Counseling students will demonstrate an understanding of foundational knowledge, demonstration of competence in clinical mental health practice, knowledge of social justice issues, and a focus on wellness.
  • Professional Dispositions: From admission through exit, students will demonstrate the attitudes, characteristics, and behaviors defined by the program as characteristic of exemplar counseling professionals.

 

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Licensure

Graduates of the CMHC Program may apply for professional credentials recognizing their level of training and experience. Credentials may be granted by national professional boards/organizations or by state regulatory boards.

The CMHC Program recognizes the importance of licensure and certification for professional practice. The legislature in each state establishes the criteria for licensure and an appointed board determines if an individual’s education and experience meet their standards. The AP Department has designed its programs to be consistent with the standards of the representative professional organizations. Individual states, many of which base their legislation on professional organization’s standards, vary as to specific coursework, number of hours of supervised practice, supervisor qualification, and other required criteria. While the department offers coursework and internships that allow students to put together a licensable portfolio, it cannot guarantee licensure. Students with any negative results on a criminal background check should inquire with the state board in advance to determine if the results of their background will hinder their ability to become licensed in their state.

As graduates of a CACREP accredited program, students are eligible to obtain full certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) upon graduation after passing the National Counselor Exam offered in April of their final year and completing the required applications. See the NBCC website for information on this process. Graduates self-reported pass rate on the NBCC exam is 80%.

Students will learn about the steps to licensure for the state in which they plan to pursue licensure in the Professional Orientation and Ethics course, however, students are responsible for knowing the expectations of the state in which they plan to apply. Students should actively consult their state’s counseling board for the most recent information about professional licensure. Faculty are available to consult with students and the following websites are helpful when navigating the licensure process:

National Board of Certified Counselors

American Counseling Association

American Mental Health Counseling Association

American Association of State Counseling Boards

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Accreditation

Introduction

Individualize your graduate program to reflect the unique interests and career goals that you have in mind. Study in two or more academic disciplines and harness a deeper, more holistic academic perspective on the areas in which you choose to focus. Our dedicated faculty advisors are here to make sure that you are receiving the education you need, facilitating in your exploration into areas that you’re curious and passionate about. Together with Antioch faculty, you will custom-tailor an educational experience that is personally catered to what you need to excel personally and professionally.

This degree is offered by AU New England


 

Program Overview

The Interdisciplinary Master of Arts (IMA) is designed to provide students with the opportunity to individualize their graduate program to reflect their unique interests through study in two or more academic disciplines tailored to their particular interests and career goals. Each IMA student may select a faculty advisor, typically from their primary concentration area.

IMA students create a self-designed curriculum typically drawn from two or three departments. The student develops their Academic Program Plan with guidance from the IMA program director and AUNE core faculty. They choose a topic that is more focused than the offerings of a particular department, but requires the perspectives of other fields. For example, students have created programs such as: Advocacy and Management of Psychological Services; Forest Health and Ecology; and Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. Another option for students is to choose an existing AUNE certificate for their primary or minor concentration. This program does not offer professional certification.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, an IMA graduate should be able to:

  1. Understand at least two different ways of knowing, and communicate how knowledge from different disciplines and professions can be integrated to enhance a particular subject of study.
  2. Employ approaches to promote diversity in your field or profession.
  3. Become a reflective practitioner who combines theory and practice.
  4. Express how your work contributes to social justice, and the mission, vision, and values of the institution.
  5. Articulate the current discourse in your field/s of study, and how that discourse broadens knowledge and deepens practice.
  6. Employ best practices in your field, and develop the professional skills needed to apply those skills in practice.

Degree Requirements

Program Length

IMA students take courses at a pace which suits their needs. Complete your degree in as few as three semesters if you are enrolled full-time!

Here are two common full-time patterns:

For 3 semesters:

  • Fall – 12 credits
  • Spring – 12 credits
  • Summer – 9 credits

For 4 semesters:

  • Fall I – 9 credits
  • Spring – 9 credits
  • Summer – 6 credits
  • Fall II – 9 credits
Degree Requirements

33 Total Required Credits consisting of:

  • Human Development and Diversity OR Introduction to Sustainability (3 credits)
  • Internship (3 credits)
  • Primary Concentration (15-21 credits)
  • Minor Concentration (6-12 credits)

Learning Outcomes

Like all master’s degree programs at AUNE, the Program Plan for students in the IMA program must meet the following broad program learning goals:

  • Develop specialized knowledge
  • Extend broad integrative knowledge
  • Build application skills
  • Enhance intellectual skills
  • Deepen civic responsibility

The specific student learning outcomes designed for each IMA student’s Program Plan will contribute to these broad program goals.  In addition, it will articulate, both theoretically and in the application to practice, the need for an interdisciplinary course of study.

Admissions

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.
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
  4. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
  5. 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.
  6. 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 admissions.ane@antioch.edu 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.

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.

Tuition & Fees

Financial Aid