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Curriculum Requirements

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Core Academic Courses (36 Credit Hours)

COUN 480 – Skills for Counseling (3)

COUN 535 – Orientation to Counseling and Ethics (3)

COUN 551 – Theory and Practice of Counseling (3)

COUN 554 – Group Dynamics and Methods (3)

COUN 525 – Assessment and Testing in Counseling (3)

COUN 545 – Critical Issues in Counseling (3)

COUN 552 – Career Development: Vocational Theory, Research, and Practice (3)

COUN 5540 – Psychopharmacology for Mental Health and School Settings (3)

COUN 556 – Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Related Professional Issues (3)

COUN 570 – Cross-Cultural Counseling: Theory and Research (3)

SCHP 690 – Psychopathology in School and Mental Health Settings (3)

EDPY 682 – Educational Research Methods (3)

Core Field Experience Courses (12 Credit Hours)

COUN 555 – Practicum in Counseling (3)

COUN 559 – Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (9)

Elective Courses (12 Credit Hours)

Selected in collaboration with an advisor, and may include courses such as:
COUN 500 – Thesis (6)

COUN 560 – Practicum in Grief Support (3)

COUN 562 – Child Centered Play Therapy (3)

COUN 563 – Crisis Intervention for Counselors (3)

COUN 565 – Counseling Children and Adolescents (3)

Courses outside COUN by advisement


NOTE: Please check the Graduate Catalog for the most recent course descriptions

Updated 11/06/2018

Educational Psychology & Counseling Department
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

535 Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452
Phone: 865-974-8145 Fax: 865-974-0135