Program Director and Associate Professor
The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Mental Health Counseling is designed to provide those who have already earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, or a closely related ﬁeld with advanced preparation to fulfill the academic and ﬁeld-based experience requirements for licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).
The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is designed as an individually-oriented program to meet the needs of advanced students. The completion of a minimum of 30 credits of graduate study is required for the certificate. Additional hours may be required at the discretion of the faculty advisor.
Take COUNS-738 COUNS-739;
Application of skills in an approved field placement (school, clinic, hospital, agency, industry) totaling 300 clock hours. The opportunity to develop advanced skills and to integrate professional knowledge appropriate to the field experience. Failure to successfully complete the practicum field experience for any reason following two attempts will result in termination from the program. Offered fall semester.
Continuation of Counseling Internship I with advanced responsibilities totaling 300 clock hours. Exploration of an area of individual specialization. Failure to successfully complete the practicum field experience for any reason following two attempts will result in termination from the program. Offered spring semester.
See Mental Health Counseling sections
View the Federally Mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Mental Health Counseling (CAGS).