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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Dr. Charlotte Hamilton, Department Chair

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Dr. Charlotte Hamilton, Department Chair

Dr. Charlotte Hamilton shares the benefit, and the beauty, of a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree.

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My name is Dr. Charlotte Redding Hamilton and I am the Department Chairperson for the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at South University.

The first part of our curriculum it's theory based. They're learning about psychopathology, diagnostics of psychopathology, theoretical approaches and foundational approaches. Then we allow our students to take part in a clinical experience, which they're in the field and they're working alongside a site supervisor and then they actually get a case load where they're working with clients themselves.

Once a student graduates with their Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling they can get an entry level position in addictions, residential treatment facilities, community mental health agencies. They can actually work in schools as a mental health counselor. So the field is open. To know that you can help transform someone's life from a hurting situation, suffering situation to becoming more fulfilled and more at peace is absolutely fantastic and it's fascinating.

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Courses

Courses

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program: 91 Credits, 10 quarter program

Curriculum for South University, Austin; South University, Columbia; South University, Richmond; South University, Savannah; and South University, Virginia Beach campuses only

Quarter 1: 9 Credits
CNS6002 Counseling Theory, 4.5 Credit Hours
CNS6313 Professional Orientation and Ethics, 4.5 Credit Hours
CNS7900 Clinical and Professional Development Seminar, 0 Credit Hours
Quarter 2: 8.5 Credits
CNS6018 Psychopathology, 4.5 Credit Hours
CNS6161 Counseling Techniques, 4 Credit Hours
CNS7901 Clinical and Professional Development Seminar, 0 Credit Hours
Quarter 3: 9 Credits
CNS6050 Lifespan Development, 4.5 Credit Hours
CNS6051 Diagnostics of Psychopathology and Treatment, 4.5 Credit Hours
CNS7902 Clinical and Professional Development Seminar, 0 Credit Hours
CNS8100 Preliminary Clinical Evaluation, 0 Credit Hours
Quarter 4: 9 Credits
CNS6509 Group Dynamics, 4.5 Credit Hours
CNS6565 Multicultural Foundations, 4.5 Credit Hours
CNS7903 Clinical and Professional Development Seminar, 0 Credit Hours
Quarter 5: 8.5 Credits
CNS6425 Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 4 Credit Hours
CNS6535 Clinical Mental Health Appraisal I, 4.5 Credit Hours
CNS7904 Clinical and Professional Development Seminar, 0 Credit Hours
Quarter 6: 5.5 Credits
CNS6529 Research and Statistical Evaluation, 4.5 Credit Hours
CNS7010 Practicum IA (100 clinical hours), 1 Credit Hour
CNS7905 Clinical and Professional Development Seminar, 0 Credit Hours
CNS8101 Preliminary Didactic Evaluation, 0 Credit Hours
Quarter 7: 9.5 Credits
CNS6602 Lifestyle and Career Development, 4.5 Credit Hours
CNS6850 Psychopharmacology, 4 Credit Hours
CNS7011 Practicum IB (100 clinical hours), 1 Credit Hour
CNS7906 Clinical and Professional Development Seminar, 0 Credit Hours
CNS8201 Clinical Evaluation, 0 Credit Hours
Quarter 8: 8 Credits
CNS7510 Internship IA (200 clinical hours), 4 Credit Hours
CNS7907 Clinical and Professional Development Seminar, 0 Credit Hours
CNS7950 Child/Adolescent Psychopathology and Treatment, 4 Credit Hours
CNS8202 Didactic Evaluation, 0 Credit Hours
Quarter 9: 12 Credits
CNS6901 Diagnosis and Treatment of Addictive Disorders, 4 Credit Hours
CNS7610 Internship IIA (200 clinical hours), 4 Credit Hours
CNS7908 Clinical and Professional Development Seminar, 0 Credit Hours
CNS7970 Clinical Mental Health Appraisal and Treatment II, 4 Credit Hours
Quarter 10: 12 Credits
CNS6709 Couples, Marital, and Family Dynamics, 4 Credit Hours
CNS6775 Counseling Administration, Advocacy, and Policy, 4 Credit Hours
CNS7611 Internship IIB (200 clinical hours), 4 Credit Hours
CNS7909 Clinical and Professional Development Seminar, 0 Credit Hours
Notes:

*Students wishing to move to North Carolina will be able take additional .5 seminar courses to fulfill the State of North Carolina requirements. Students taking these additional courses must following the Coursework Taken Outside a Student's Degree Program policy found in the Academic Affairs Section of the Academic Catalog.

CNS6006 Counseling Theory Seminar, 0.5 Credit Hour
CNS6056 Lifespan Development Seminar, 0.5 Credit Hour
CNS6317 Professional and Ethical Issues Seminar, 0.5 Credit Hour
CNS6504 Group Dynamics Seminar, 0.5 Credit Hour
CNS6532 Research and Evaluation Seminar, 0.5 Credit Hour
CNS6538 Clinical Mental Health Appraisal Seminar, 0.5 Credit Hour
CNS6568 Multicultural Foundations Seminar, 0.5 Credit Hour
CNS6605 Lifestyle and Career Development Seminar, 0.5 Credit Hour

http://www.southuniversity.edu/austin/areas-of-study/counseling-and-psychology/clinical-mental-health-counseling-master-of-arts-ma/courses