May 29, 2023  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Addictions Counseling Concentration, MA

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Program Code: MA_709B
CIP Code: 13.1102

Program of Study for the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores; a completed Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling questionnaire; and attendance of an on campus group interview.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Location: On Campus

Concentration Requirements (9 Hours)

The North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Certification Board exempts graduates with an addictions counseling concentration (4 addictions courses plus internship) from 18 months of the 36 months experience requirement.

Thesis Option (9 Hours)

Choose one:

With Thesis

Without Thesis

Other Requirements for the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Thesis: Optional
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive: Required; students should take the required courses (excluding the Internship) prior to taking the comprehensive exam
  • Product of Learning: Not required

Reminders for ALL Concentrations in the M.A. Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Prerequisites: Students should pay particular attention to the prerequisites listed in each course description; the curriculum is carefully structured to ensure that students have the necessary prerequisite knowledge before enrolling in courses.

Program of Study: It is the student’s responsibility to develop a written plan of study with her/his advisor after completing 9 hours. In planning this program, students should take the required courses (excluding Internship) prior to taking the comprehensive exam.

Internship: The internship (HPC 6900 ) is designed to be a full-time learning experience (600 clock hours) in an agency setting. These placements are arranged through consultation with the student’s advisor and in most cases will be with agencies outside of the immediate Boone area. Students employed in agency settings may, with permission, complete their internship within the context of their work setting.

Students must preregister to insure their places in the courses they select.

National Accreditation: This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and, thus, graduates are immediately eligible to take the examination to become a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Graduates of this program with appropriate experience will be eligible to take an examination given by the National Academy of Clinical Mental Health Counselors. Successful completion of the examination will qualify the individual to become a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

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