Florida International University

College of Education

Master of Science in Counselor Education: Mental Health Counseling Track

Address:

11200 S.W. 8th Street

Miami, FL 33199

United States

Phone:

1-305-348-6656

Fax:

1-305-348-3772

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Counselor Education: Mental Health Counseling Track

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Counselor Education: Mental Health Counseling Track is designed to educate and prepare individuals interested in functioning as counselors and practitioners in community mental health settings, institutions, hospitals, schools and private practice. Nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), the program meets all requirements as outlined by the Florida Department of Medical Quality Assurance for licensure as a mental health counselor. This program emphasizes the blending of research and theory with practical applied experience. It also emphasizes and reflects the urban and multicultural nature of our community, as well as general trends within specified counseling fields.

The early part of the program is largely generic in nature and is concerned with the development of knowledge and skills in the areas of individual and group counseling, consultation, preventive mental health, education-vocational development, client appraisal, systems intervention, and program organization and evaluation. The latter part of the program is more differentiated towards the practice of mental health counseling. Independent study courses are available to allow students to pursue specialized interests and needs.

The prospective student should be advised that a substantial amount of time is spent in fieldwork to meet practicum and internship requirements. The practicum requirement is the equivalent of 25 hours per week spent in a field placement during one academic semester (for a total of 400 hours). The internship is the equivalent of a full-time position (five days per week) for the period of one academic semester (for a total of 600 hours). Since many of the field experience sites provide evening and weekend programs, in addition to those offered during business hours, students may be able to maintain part-time employment.

Accreditation:

The College of Education of Florida International University is accredited by the National Council f

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid Description: Financial Aid may be available to those who qualify. Applicants may apply by completing the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid (FAFSA). School FASFA Code: 009635

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid (FAFSA). School FASFA Code: 009635

Locale: Large Suburb

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