Mental Health in Children and Adolescents, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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Students enrolling in the P.B.C. in Mental Health in Children and Adolescents must be fully-admitted to the M.S. in Counseling program in any concentration.

Certificate Program Requirements

Required: 12 credit hours

Students pursuing the P.B.C. in Mental Health in Children and Adolescents must complete 12 credits of graduate-level CED courses relevant to counseling children and adolescents and the student's professional goals, with the approval of their advisor. Students may not use course credit applied towards their M.S. in Counseling program requirements towards the certificate requirements.

Select 12 credits from graduate-level CED courses, including but not limited to the following: 112
Master's Research Experience
Counseling Children and Adolescents
Counseling Internship
Counseling Internship
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling 2
Contemporary Problems Seminar 3
Counselors Working with Families
Advanced Clinical Topics in Couple and Family Counseling/Therapy
Evidence-Based Practice in Counseling 4
Total Credit Hours12

Or other relevant courses with approval of advisor.


Required for School Counseling Concentration students enrolled in the P.B.C. May not be selected by Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration and Couple and Family Counseling Concentration students; course is required in M.S. Counseling program for those concentrations.


When the topic/focus of the course content is relevant to children and/or adolescents.


Any CED 693 course that is not applied towards the student's master's program requirements may be counted towards the certificate requirements.