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Alabama

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

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For more information, please contact the graduate admissions office at graduate@huntington.edu or call 800-600-4888.

 

Alaska

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Arizona

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Likely (students will need to be sure and take CN 649)

Website

https://www.azbbhe.us/node/556

Licensing Requirements

http://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_04/4-06.pdf

Contact Information

Elma Brambila
602-542-1895
elma.brambila@azbbhe.us

State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
1740 West Adams St. Suite 3600
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-1882
information@azbbhe.us 

Accreditation Requirements

An applicant for licensure as an associate or professional counselor shall have a master’s or higher degree with a major emphasis in counseling. The program must be from CACREP or a regionally accredited college or university that consists of at least 60 semester or 90 quarter credit hours and meets the core content and clinical requirements.

Content Area Requirements

The Board shall accept for licensure if the curriculum includes at least 60 semester or 90 quarter credit hours in counseling-related coursework, of which at least three semester or 4 quarter credit hours are in each of the following eight core content areas:

  1. Professional orientation and ethical practice: Studies that provide a broad understanding of professional counseling ethics and legal standards, including but not limited to:
    1. Professional roles, functions, and relationships
    2. Professional credentialing
    3. Ethical standards of professional organizations
    4. Application of ethical and legal considerations in counseling
  2. Social and cultural diversity: Studies that provide a broad understanding of the cultural context of relationships, issues, and trends in a multicultural society, including but not limited to:
    1. Theories of multicultural counseling
    2. Multicultural competencies and strategies
  3. Human growth and development: Studies that provide a broad understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental stages, including but not limited to:
    1. Theories of individual and family development across the life-span
    2. Theories of personality development
  4. Career development: Studies that provide a broad understanding of career development and related life factors, including but not limited to:
    1. Career development theories
    2. Career decision processes
  5. Helping relationship: Studies that provide a broad understanding of counseling processes, including but not limited to:
    1. Counseling theories and models
    2. Essential interviewing and counseling skills
    3. Therapeutic processes
  6. Group work: Studies that provide a broad understanding of group development, dynamics, counseling theories, counseling methods and skills, and other group work approaches, including but not limited to:
    1. Principles of group dynamics
    2. Group leadership styles and approaches
    3. Theories and methods of group counseling
  7. Assessment: Studies that provide a broad understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation, including but not limited to:
    1. Diagnostic process including differential diagnosis and use of diagnostic classification systems such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the International Classification of Diseases
    2. Use of assessment for diagnostic and intervention planning purposes
    3. Basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized testing
  8. Research and program evaluation: Studies that provide a broad understanding of recognized research methods and design and basic statistical analysis, including but not limited to:
    1. Qualitative and quantitative research methods
    2. Statistical methods used in conducting research and program evaluation

To assist the Board in evaluating the program, be prepared to attach the following to the application required:

  1. Published college or university course descriptions for the year and semester enrolled for each course submitted to meet curriculum requirements
  2. Verification, using a form approved by the Board, of completing the supervised counseling practicum required
  3. Other documentation requested by the Board

In evaluating the curriculum, the Board shall assess whether a core content area is embedded or contained in more than one course. The applicant shall provide information the Board requires to determine whether a core content area is embedded in multiple courses. The Board shall not accept a core content area embedded in more than two courses unless the courses are succession courses. The Board shall allow subject matter in a course to qualify in only one core content area.

HU Comparison

  1. Professional orientation and ethical practice: CN 602
  2. Social and cultural diversity: CN 605
  3. Human growth and development: CN 601
  4. Career development: CN 607
  5. Helping relationship: CN 603, CN 611
  6. Group work: CN 606
  7. Assessment: CN 604
  8. Research and program evaluation: CN 608
  9. Clinical Courses: CN 650, CN 651, CN 652

Clinical Requirements

The Board shall accept a supervised counseling practicum that is part of a master’s or higher degree program if the supervised counseling practicum meets the following standards:

  1. Consists of at least 700 clock hours in a professional counseling setting
  2. Includes at least 240 hours of direct client contact
  3. Provides an opportunity for the supervisee to perform all activities associated with employment as a professional counselor
  4. Oversight of the counseling practicum is provided by a faculty member
  5. Onsite supervision is provided by an individual approved by the college or university.

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE) or National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE)

Additional Information

Arizona Temporary (Provisional) License (pre-graduation, as needed)

Date of Last Revision

 

Arkansas

For more information, please contact the graduate admissions office at graduate@huntington.edu or call 800-600-4888.

 

California

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

No. We cannot accept students from California.

 

Colorado

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Possibly. Individuals must have an education review through the CCE and provide an Education Approval Letter with the application. Knowing CACREP is the standard, it’s expected that HU students will qualify.

Website

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Professional_Counselor

Licensing Requirements

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Professional_Counselor

NEW - Education Equivalency Review (until we are CACREP accredited)

https://www.cce-global.org

Contact Information

State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-7800
Fax: 303-894-7764
dora_mentalhealthboard@state.co.us

Accreditation Requirements

Master’s degree or higher in professional counseling from a CACREP-accredited program, or "equivalent program" from a regionally-accredited college or university consisting of 60 semester hours, completion of coursework in core areas, and a practicum and/or internship.

Content Area Requirements

Programs must include coursework in the following areas:

  1. Human growth and development
  2. Social/cultural foundations
  3. Helping relationships
  4. Groups
  5. Lifestyle and career development
  6. Appraisal
  7. Research and evaluation
  8. Professional orientation
  9. Practicum/Internship (700 hours)

HU Comparison

  1. Human growth and development: CN 601
  2. Social/cultural foundations: CN 605
  3. Helping relationships: CN 611
  4. Groups: CN 606
  5. Lifestyle and career development: CN 607
  6. Appraisal: CN 604
  7. Research and evaluation: CN 608
  8. Professional orientation: CN 602
  9. Clinical courses: CN 650, CN 651, CN 652

Clinical Requirements

Supervised experience:

  1. Consists of at least 700 clock hours in a professional counseling setting
  2. Includes at least 240 hours of direct client contact
  3. Provides an opportunity for the supervisee to perform all activities associated with employment as a professional counselor
  4. Oversight of the counseling practicum is provided by a faculty member
  5. Onsite supervision is provided by an individual approved by the college or university

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE) and Colorado Jurisprudence Exam

Additional Information

Additional form prior to graduation
Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) (Provisional license, post-graduation as needed)
Board rules document

Date of Last Revision

 

Connecticut

For more information, please contact the graduate admissions office at graduate@huntington.edu or call 800-600-4888.

 

Delaware

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Likely

Website

https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/ 

Licensing Requirements

http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/3000.shtml

Contact Information

General Customer Service
Division of Professional Regulation
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd. 
Dover, Delaware 19904
Phone: 302-744-4500
customerservice.dpr@state.de.us 

Accreditation Requirements

Requires a master’s degree or higher with a major study in counseling from a regionally-accredited university. The degree must have a minimum of 60 semester hours of graduate-level credits covering the nine required counseling coursework content areas.

Initial License: Associate Counselor of Mental Health (check website above for initial info documentation that supervisors post-grad will need to submit for licensure)

Content Area Requirements (See Associate Counselor Mental Health App for details)

  1. Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice
  2. Social and Cultural Diversity
  3. Human Growth and Development
  4. Career Development
  5. Counseling and Helping Relationships
  6. Group Counseling and Group Work
  7. Assessment and Testing
  8. Research and Program Evaluation
  9. Counseling Field Experience 700

HU Comparison

  1. Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice: CN 602
  2. Social and Cultural Diversity: CN 605
  3. Human Growth and Development: CN 601
  4. Career Development: CN 607
  5. Counseling and Helping Relationships: CN 603
  6. Group Counseling and Group Work: CN 606
  7. Assessment and Testing: CN 604
  8. Research and Program Evaluation: CN 608
  9. Counseling Field Experience: CN 650; CN 651; CN 652

Clinical Requirements

Counseling field experience (minimum six semester/10 quarter hours): Studies in this area provide supervised counseling experience in an appropriate work setting.

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE)

OR National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE)

Date of Last Revision

 

Florida

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Likely

*(As long as CN649 (Foundations of Crisis & Trauma Counseling) will suffice for "counseling in community settings"; if not, one additional course will need to be obtained by student in Florida. Additional CE courses required post-graduation. See below.)

Website

https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/ 

Licensing Requirements

https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/licensing/licensed-mental-health-counselor/

State Statutes

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0400-0499/0491/0491ContentsIndex.html&StatuteYear=2017&Title=-%3E2017-%3ECh

Initial License: Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/licensing/registered-mental-health-counselor-intern/

Contact Information

Customer Contact Center
Department of Health: Board of Mental Health Professions

4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258
Phone: 850-488-0595
https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/contact/ 

Application and Fees Address (where you mail paperwork):
Department of Health Board of Mental Health Professions
PO Box 6330
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6330
Phone: 850-488-0595
Board Office Phone: 850-245-4474
Fax: 850-921-5389

Accreditation Requirements

Graduate degree in counseling from a CACREP or regionally-accredited school and 60 semester or 80 quarter hours of coursework.

Content Area Requirements

  1. A minimum of 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours of graduate-level coursework in each of the following 12 content areas:
    1. Counseling theories and practice
    2. Human growth and development
    3. Diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology
    4. Human sexuality
    5. Group theories and practice
    6. Individual evaluation and assessment
    7. Career and lifestyle assessment
    8. Research and program evaluation
    9. Social and cultural foundations
    10. Counseling in community settings
    11. Substance abuse
    12. Legal, ethical, and professional standards issues. 
  2. The equivalent of at least 1,000 hours of university-sponsored supervised clinical practicum, internship, or field experience as required in the standards for CACREP-accredited mental health counseling programs. This experience may not be used to satisfy the post-master’s clinical experience requirement.

Submit transcript and education worksheet to determine if coursework is satisfied.

*education worksheet available at https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/forms/MHC-EDU-worksheet.pdf

HU Comparison

  1. Minimum of 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours of graduate-level coursework in each of the following 12 content areas:
    1. Counseling theories and practice: CN 603
    2. Human growth and development: CN 601
    3. Diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology: CN 612
    4. Human sexuality: CN 645
    5. Group theories and practice: CN 606
    6. Individual evaluation and assessment: CN 604
    7. Career and lifestyle assessment: CN 607
    8. Research and program evaluation: CN 608
    9. Social and cultural foundations: CN 605
    10. Counseling in community settings: CN 649
    11. Substance abuse: CN 641
    12. Legal, ethical, and professional standards issues: CN 602
  2. The equivalent of at least 1,000 hours of university-sponsored supervised clinical practicum, internship, or field experience as required in the standards for CACREP-accredited mental health counseling programs. This experience may not be used to satisfy the post-master's clinical experience requirement: CN 650, CN 651, CN 652, CN 653

Clinical Requirements

Supervised experience: two years of post-master’s supervised experience under the supervision of a Board-approved, qualified supervisor. These hours must be documented on the Verification of Clinical Experience Form by the supervisor or they will not count towards licensure. The supervision experience must have consisted of:

  1. At least 100 hours of supervision in no less than 100 weeks
  2. 1,500 hours of face-to-face psychotherapy with clients
  3. One hour of supervision every two weeks

Please see Rule 64B4-2.002, F.A.C. for information regarding group supervision and supervision by electronic methods.

Additionally, HU students will need to submit a "request practicum letter." This is required for non-CACREP applicants only. The letter must be on university letterhead and include the total number of hours completed and course titles and dates of practicum, internship, or field experience. An official of the school (Dean, Department Chair) that awarded your graduate degree must provide a letter on university letterhead verifying that the supervised practicum, internship, or field experience was completed. Please review the specific requirements on the Education Worksheet for mental health counseling.

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE). For information about the exam required, click here.

Additional Requirements for Licensure:

  1. Laws and Rules Course: an eight-hour Florida laws and rules course from a board-approved CE provider.
  2. HIV/AIDS Course: a three-hour HIV/AIDs course.
  3. Domestic Violence Course – a two-hour domestic violence course within six months of licensure.

Additional Information

  1. Florida Provisional License (post graduation, as needed): This license is valid for 24 months and cannot be renewed. It is available only for licensure applicants who have already met the minimum requirement of two years of post-master’s supervised experience in another state but do not meet Florida’s licensure requirements. It allows you to practice under supervision while you meet any additional licensure requirements such as masters level coursework (CSW applicants must have completed 15 semester or 22 quarter hours of coursework; MFT applicants must have completed ten of the course content areas and six semester or nine quarter hours must be in marriage and family systems, theories, or techniques. MHC applicants must have completed seven of the course content areas, one of which must be in psychopathology or abnormal psychology) CE coursework or passing the national exam. 
  2. State statutues

Date of Last Revision

 

Georgia

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Likely

Website

https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43

Licensing Requirements

https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43/licensure_requirements_for_professional_counselors

Contact Information

General Customer Service
The Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217

Accreditation Requirements

The degree must be accredited by CACREP, CORE, or a regionally-accredited program recognized by CHEA.

Content Area Requirements

The approved program must be substantially similar in coursework and content to a CACREP or CORE accredited program. An individual course may not be used to fulfill the requirement in more than one content area.

  1. Counseling/Psychotherapy Theory, which includes the principles, concepts, and practice of counseling/psychotherapy and the major models of counseling/psychotherapy.
  2. A Counseling or Applied Psychology Practicum or Internship as part of the graduate degree program.
  3. Courses in the following nine content areas 
    1. Human Growth and Development, which includes an understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels, personality theory, and learning theory, and which may provide a comprehensive overview of the factors, determinants, and stages that pertain to physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development and adaptation from infantile to geriatric stages.
    2. Multicultural Counseling or Diversity Training, which includes an understanding of societal changes and trends, human roles, societal subgroups, diversity, social mores and interaction patterns, and differing lifestyles; and competency in counseling a diverse clientele.
    3. Counseling Techniques or Skills, which includes an understanding of the philosophic bases of helping processes, helper self-understanding and self-development, and the facilitation of client change; OR Advanced Psychotherapy/Intervention Theory, which includes the in-depth study of the major theories, principles, methods and techniques of psychotherapy with individuals, groups or families, focusing on the treatment or prevention of behavior disorders, adjustment problems, psychopathology, or other psychological disturbance.
    4. Group Dynamics and Group Counseling/Psychotherapy, which includes an understanding of group development, dynamics, and counseling/psychotherapy theories; group leadership styles; group counseling/psychotherapy methods and skills; and other group approaches.
    5. Lifestyle and Career Development, which includes an understanding of career development theories; occupational educational information sources and systems; career and leisure counseling, guidance and education; lifestyle and career decision making; and career development program planning, resources, and evaluation.
    6. Appraisal/Assessment of Individuals, which includes an understanding of psychometric theories and approaches to appraisal/ assessment; validity and reliability; psychometric statistics; the selection, administration, scoring and interpretation of various assessment instruments; and the use of appraisal/assessment results in the counseling/psychotherapy process.
    7. Research Methods and Evaluation, which includes an understanding of types of research, statistics, research report development, research implementation, program evaluation, needs assessment, and ethical and legal considerations in research; OR Research Statistics, which includes an understanding of the theory, analysis and interpretation of manual or computer generated statistical measures.
    8. Professional Orientation and Ethics, which includes an understanding of ethical and legal standards, professional roles, responsibilities, and functions; professional goals and objectives; professional organizations and associations; professional history and trends; professional preparation standards; and professional credentialing.
    9. Psychopathology, which includes theories, research, descriptive characteristics, categories, dynamics, and etiology of mental, behavioral, cognitive and personality disorders with a focus on utilization of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM) and/or International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

HU Comparison

  1. Counseling/Psychotherapy Theory: CN 603
  2. A Counseling or Applied Psychology Practicum or Internship: CN 650, CN 651, CN 652
  3. Courses in the following nine content areas:
    1. Human Growth and Development: CN 601
    2. Multicultural Counseling or Diversity Training: CN 605
    3. Counseling Techniques or Skills: CN 611
    4. Group Dynamics and Group Counseling/Psychotherapy: CN 606
    5. Lifestyle and Career Development: CN 607
    6. Appraisal/Assessment: CN 604
    7. Research Methods and Evaluation: CN 608
    8. Professional Orientation and Ethics: CN 602
    9. Psychopathology: CN 612

Clinical Requirements

600 practicum/internship hours are required.*

*it doesn't really say, but HU students should plan on taking 650, 651, and 652 (for 700 hours)

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE) or National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE)

Additional Information

Application for licensure

Associate Professional Counselor = Provisional License (post-graduation, as needed)

Date of Last Revision

 

Hawaii

For more information, please contact the graduate admissions office at graduate@huntington.edu or call 800-600-4888.

 

Idaho

For more information, please contact the graduate admissions office at graduate@huntington.edu or call 800-600-4888.

 

Illinois

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Not without additional courses and/or residency per state requirements. Residence requires interaction with faculty and other matriculated students. One year's residence is defined as 24 semester hours taken on a full-time or part-time basis at the institution accumulated within the time frame and course of study of the program.

Website

http://www.imhca.org/Counselor-Licensure

Licensing Requirements

http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/06801375sections.html

Contact Information

Daniel Stasi
IMHCA Executive Consultant
IMHCA
P.O. Box 706
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-787-0515 ext. 2
myimhca@gmail.com

Accreditation Requirements

Masters and Doctoral degrees shall be from a college, university, or school that is a regionally-accredited institution of higher education and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The programs, wherever they may be administratively housed, must be clearly identified and labeled as offering counseling, rehabilitation counseling, psychology programs, or similar degree programs. Such a program must specify in institutional catalogues and brochures its intent to educate and train counselors.

Two levels of licensure:

  1. Initial License:  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  2. Terminal License: Licensed Clinicial Professional Counselor (LCPC)

Content Area Requirements

The program must be at least two academic years in length and require an individual to graduate from a program with a minimum of 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours with a minimum of one course ("course" is defined as three semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours equivalent) in each of the areas. The definition of a minimum of one course means that the objectives and content of one course cannot be used to meet the objectives and content of another course.

The following counselor education course content areas are defined and subject areas outlined;. However, this is not an all-inclusive list and many other courses may fall within each of the core content areas.

  1. Human Growth and Development: Courses in this area cover one or more of the various stages of the human growth cycle and include information about theories of development  such as physical, personality, social, cognitive, moral, and creative development, etc. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Human Growth and Development, Developmental Psychology, Child Psychology, Child Development, Adolescent Psychology, Adolescent Development, Personality Theory, Life Span Development, Adult Development.
  2. Counseling Theory: Courses in this area cover the major theories of counseling  psychotherapy. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Theories of Counseling, Introduction to Psychotherapy, and overview courses in Behavior, Cognitive, Humanistic and Psychodynamic Theories. These courses should be general theory courses. A course devoted to one type of counseling/therapy would be considered a Counseling Technique core course.
  3. Counseling Techniques: Courses in this area cover the theoretical foundations and professional skill training enabling the counselor to understand presenting problem, best practice recommendations, and effective intervention strategies. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Rational Emotive Therapy, Behavior Modification, Marital/Couples Counseling, Crisis Counseling, Counselor Interviewing Skills, Pre-Practicum in Counseling, Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling, Grief Therapy, Substance Abuse Counseling, Stress Management, etc.
  4. Group Dynamics, Processing and Counseling: Courses in this area teach the theories, principles, and techniques of group counseling and group psychotherapy. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Group Counseling, Group Counseling and Dynamics, Group Therapy, Group Dynamics, Theories of Group Practice, etc. Courses that use a group format with a focus on the professional development of the counselor is not considered a group course.
  5. Appraisal of Individuals: Courses in this area cover assessment of the various attributes of a person through standardized tests. The course also includes an overview of statistical procedures relevant to test standardization and interpretation. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Individual Appraisal, Group Testing, Standardized Testing, Individual Intelligence Testing, Personality Assessment, Introduction to Psychological Measurements, Tests and Measurements, etc.
  6. Research and Evaluation: Courses in this area cover statistical principles, research designs, methods, techniques and tools used in performing and interpreting research in counseling. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Methods of Research, Statistics, Research Design, Research in Counseling, Research Techniques, etc.
  7. Professional, Legal and Ethical Responsibilities: Courses in this area cover such topics as professionalism in counseling, federal and State laws relevant to counselors, and ethics with an emphasis on the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling, Ethics and Legal Issues in Psychology, Ethics and Legal Issues in Psychotherapy, Ethics and Legal Issues in Professional Counseling, Ethics and Legal Issues in Rehabilitation Counseling, etc.
  8. Social and Cultural Foundations: Courses in this area should include an overview of multicultural issues. The course should not focus on only one cultural group or counseling population. Courses in this area cover topics such as aging, culture, disability, ethnicity, race, religion/spirituality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status/partnership, language preference, and socioeconomic status. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Multicultural Counseling, Cultural Differences in Counseling, Cultural Differences in Psychology, Cultural Differences in Rehabilitation Counseling, etc.
  9. Lifestyle and Career Development: Courses in this area cover the lifelong processes and the influences that lead to work values, occupational choices, career path/patterns, decision-making style, and integration of  self- and career-identity with patterns of work adjustment. The course is designed around the concepts of career development. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Career Counseling, Career Development, Theories of Vocational Choice, Theories of Vocational Counseling, etc.
  10. Practicum: Provides practical experience in counseling for the purpose of developing both individual and group counseling skills. This course should include a minimum of 100 clock hours on-site, with a minimum of 40 hours of direct client contact. These experiences allow students to perform some of the counseling activities that an employed Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor would be expected to perform. Supervision is required on an ongoing basis during the practicum. Practicum requirements  should not be confused with the internship requirements.
  11. Internship: An internship should provide direct client experiences in assessment, individual counseling and group counseling, as well as opportunities to become familiar with a variety of professional activities other than direct service (e.g., referral sources, case histories and progress notes, data management, etc.). The internship should provide an opportunity for a student to perform a variety of activities that a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor  would be expected to perform. A minimum of 600 clock hours with a minimum of one hour per week of  supervision is required during the internship. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Internship − Community Counseling, Internship − Mental Health Counseling, Internship − Art Therapy, Internship − Pastoral Counseling, and Internship − Rehabilitation Counseling.
  12. Psychopathology and Maladaptive Behavior: Courses in this area cover general principles of etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and cultural factors of mental and emotional disorders. Emphasis is placed on mental status assessment and diagnostic categories as organized in the DSM-IV-TR (or current edition). Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Abnormal Psychology, Psychopathology, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Mental Health Rehabilitation Counseling.
  13. Substance Abuse: Courses in this area cover chemical, psychological and social aspects of drug use, abuse and dependency, and effects on  the family. Counseling skills are acquired in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment intervention. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Substance Abuse Counseling, Psychology of Drug Addiction, Drugs and Alcohol Abuse. Psychopharmacology is not considered a course in substance abuse. Necessary for student to qualify for Illinois licensure.
  14. Family Dynamics: Courses in this area cover family systems theory and its applications, prevention approaches for working with families, and specific problems that impede family function. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Family Therapy, Family Counseling, Family Systems Theory, and Family Dynamics. Necessary for student to qualify for Illinois licensure.

HU Comparison

  1. Human Growth and Development: CN 601
  2. Counseling Theory: CN 603
  3. Counseling Techniques: CN 611
  4. Group Dynamics, Processing, and Counseling: CN 606
  5. Appraisal of Individuals: CN 604
  6. Research and Evaluation: CN 608
  7. Professional, Legal and Ethical Responsibilities: CN 602
  8. Social and Cultural Foundations: CN 605
  9. Lifestyle and Career Development: CN 607
  10. Practicum: CN 650
  11. Internship: CN 651; CN 652
  12. Psychopathology and Maladaptive Behavior: CN612
  13. Course electives or additional classes required:
    1. Addictions: CN 6541
    2. Family: CN 640

Clinical Requirements

  1. Practicum: Provides practical experience in counseling for the purpose of developing both individual and group counseling skills. This course should include a minimum of 100 clock hours on-site, with a minimum of 40 hours of direct client contact. These experiences allow students to perform some of the counseling activities that an employed Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor would be expected to perform. Supervision is required on an ongoing basis during the practicum. Practicum requirements should not be confused with the internship requirements.
  2. Internship: An internship should provide direct client experiences in assessment, individual counseling and group counseling, as well as opportunities to become familiar with a variety of professional activities other than direct service (e.g., referral sources, case histories and progress notes, data management, etc.). The internship should provide an opportunity for a student to perform a variety of activities that a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor  would be expected to perform. A minimum of 600 clock hours with a minimum of one hour per week of  supervision is required during the internship. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, Internship − Community Counseling, Internship − Mental Health Counseling, Internship − Art Therapy, Internship − Pastoral Counseling, and Internship − Rehabilitation Counseling.

Are students required to take a residential program?

Yes

Required Exams

  1. National Counseling Exam (NCE) for initial LPC and National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) for LCPC
  2. Online application for NCE (upon approval from the board)

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Indiana

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Yes

Website

https://www.in.gov/pla/social.htm

Licensing Requirements

https://www.in.gov/pla/3444.htm

Contact Information

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
402 West Washington Street, Room W-072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: 317-234-2054
Fax: 317-233-4236, 317-233-5559
pla8@pla.IN.gov 

Accreditation Requirements

IC 25-23.6-8.5-2: Applicants must have a master’s degree from a regionally-accredited university.

Content Area Requirements

IC 25-23.6-8.5-3: 60 hours of graduate coursework in counseling, focused on the following areas: 

  1. Human Growth and Development
  2. Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling
  3. Helping Relationships (Theory and Practice)
  4. Groups (Dynamics, Processes, Counseling, and Consultation)
  5. Lifestyle and Career Development
  6. Assessment and appraisal of individuals
  7. Professional Orientation & Ethics
  8. Research and Program Evaluation
  9. Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
  10. Contextual Dimensions of Mental Health Counseling
  11. Knowledge and Skills for the practice of Mental Health Counseling
  12. Clinical Instruction

HU Comparison

  1. Human Growth and Personality Development: CN 601
  2. Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling: CN 605
  3. Helping Relationships, including counseling theory and practice: CN 603
  4. Group Dynamics, Processing, and Counseling: CN 606
  5. Lifestyle and Career Development: CN 607
  6. Assessment and Appraisal of Individuals: CN 604
  7. Research and Program Evaluation: CN 608
  8. Professional Orientation and Ethics: CN 602
  9. Foundations of Mental Health Counseling: CN 610
  10. Contextual Dimensions of Mental Health Counseling: CN 610; CN 612
  11. Knowledge and Skills for the Practice of Mental Health Counseling and Psychotherapy: CN 611
  12. Clinical Instruction: CN 650, CN 651, CN 652

Clinical Requirements

Not less than one (1) supervised clinical practicum, internship, or field experience in a counseling setting, which must include a minimum of seven hundred (700) clock hours consisting of one (1) practicum of one hundred (100) hours, one (1) internship of six hundred (600) hours, with at least eighty-eight (88) hours of face-to-face supervision. This requirement may be met by a supervised practice experience that took place away from an eligible postsecondary educational institution but that is certified by an official of the eligible postsecondary educational institution as being equivalent to a clinical mental health graduate level practicum or internship program at an institution accredited by an accrediting agency approved by the United States Department of Education or the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE) for Initial License and National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) for Professional License; Jurisprudence Exam (see license application for info)

Additional Information

The LMHCA Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate serves as a Provisional License, acquired post-graduation as necessary.

Also - the form for applying for the LMHCA does not include a place to indicate that one is applying for the temporary license. The student should include a note on a separate sheet of paper indicating their request for a temporary license and add $25 to the LMHCA license fee of $50, along with the LMHCA application.

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Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Maine

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Maryland

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Likely (however, students need two courses in theories, therefore students will need an additional course)

Website

https://dhmh.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/index.aspx

Licensing Requirements

https://dhmh.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/reg.aspx

Initial License

Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC)

Contact Information

4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215-2299
Phone: 410-764-4732

Accreditation Requirements

Applicants must have a master's degree from an accredited college approved by the Board with a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours or 90 graduate quarter credit hours. 

Content Area Requirements

13 Required Courses/Content Areas: minimum of 3 graduate semester credit hours or 5 graduate quarter hours of instruction in each of the following areas:

  1. Human Growth and Personality Development. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. The various stages of human development over the life span.
    2. Theories of personality and human development.
    3. The influence of human development and experiences on the development of Psychopathology.
    4. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Human Growth and Development
      2. Personality Development
  2. Social and Cultural Foundations Of Counseling. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. Aging, ethnicity, gender, psycho-sexual orientation.
    2. Impact of social and cultural norms on human development.
    3. Culture, subculture and socioeconomic influences on the counseling relationship.
    4. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Multicultural Counseling.
      2. Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling.
  3. Counseling Theory. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. Overview of major counseling/psychology theories.
    2. The techniques and practices associated with the above theories.
    3. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Counseling Theory and Techniques.
      2. Theories of Counseling and/or Psychotherapy.
      3. Introduction to Psychotherapy Theories.
  4. Counseling Techniques. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. The parameters and limitations of the treatment relationship.
    2. The establishment of the client-counselor treatment contract.
    3. Listening and interviewing skills.
    4. The stages of clinical treatment.
    5. Referral and termination.
    6. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Helping Relationship.
      2. Introduction to Counseling.
      3. Counseling Methods.
      4. Techniques of Interviewing.
  5. Group Dynamics, Processing, and Counseling. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. Theories, practices, and treatment in group counseling.
    2. Principles of leading groups.
    3. Experience in leading groups.
    4. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Group Counseling (or Therapy).
      2. Group Therapy and Practice.
  6. Lifestyle and Career Development. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. Life-Long processes that influence work values.
    2. Occupational choice.
    3. Creation of career patterns.
    4. Career decision-making style.
    5. Integration of occupational roles.
    6. Career identity.
    7. Patterns of work adjustment.
    8. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Career Guidance and Counseling
      2. Career Development
      3. Occupational Information
  7. Appraisal. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. Formalized testing and measurements.
    2. Informal assessment such as observations, interviews, and rating scales.
    3. Mental status examination.
    4. Theory of test construction, validity, and reliability.
    5. Testing procedures and interpretation.
    6. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Individual Appraisal
      2. Psychological Testing
      3. Personality Testing
      4. Psychological Measurement
      5. Tests and Measurements
  8. Research and Evaluation. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. Principles of performing quantitative and qualitative research.
    2. Research design and methods.
    3. Statistical tools and methods.
    4. Reading and interpreting research.
    5. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Methods of Research
      2. Statistics and Data Analysis
      3. Research designs
      4. Research in counseling
  9. Professional, Legal, and Ethical Responsibilities. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. Professional orientation and responsibility.
    2. Legal Issues.
    3. Ethics of Practice.
    4. Practice Specialization.
    5. Codes of Ethics of National, Professional, Counseling Organizations.
    6. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Professional and Ethical Issues
      2. Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling
  10. Marriage and Family Therapy. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. Overview of system theories.
    2. Principles of working with couples and families.
    3. Stages of family life cycle development.
    4. Intervention strategies.
    5. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Marriage and Family Counseling (or Therapy)
      2. Family Systems and Intervention
  11. Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. Assessment of addictive disorders.
    2. Pharmacology of psychoactive drugs.
    3. Overview of theories of addictive disorders.
    4. Overview of basic models of treatment.
    5. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Foundations of Chemical Dependency Counseling
      2. Overview of Alcohol and Drug Counseling
  12. Supervised Field Experience. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. A supervised clinical internship, externship, field experience, or practicum placement.
    2. Direct client contact in counseling experience with a minimum of 125 hours of face-to-face client counseling.
    3. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Supervised Field Experience
      2. Practicum
      3. Internship/Externship
      4. Clinical Field Experience
      5. Clinical Case Conference or Supervision
  13. Diagnosis And Psychopathology. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. Diagnosis based on current DSM AND ICD criteria.
    2. Major categories of mental disorders.
    3. An understanding of the impact of abnormal behavior not only to individuals, but to society as a whole.
    4. An examination of various theories relative to the etiology of abnormal behavior.
    5. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Psychology and Diagnosis
      2. Psychopathology
      3. Abnormal Psychology
      4. Diagnosis
  14. Psychotherapy and Treatment Of Mental and Emotional Disorders. Instruction in this area shall include all of the following content:
    1. An Overview and application of one or more treatment models to various disorders.
    2. Examples of courses in this area:
      1. Treatment Techniques
      2. Behavior Therapy
      3. Cognitive Therapy
      4. Psycho-dynamic Therapy
      5. Advanced Techniques of Counseling

HU Comparison

  1. Human Growth and Personality Development: CN 601
  2. Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling: CN 605
  3. Counseling Theories: CN 603
  4. Counseling Techniques: CN 611
  5. Group Dynamics, Processing, and Counseling: CN 606
  6. Lifestyle and Career Development: CN 607
  7. Appraisal: CN 604
  8. Research and Evaluation: CN 608
  9. Professional, Legal, and Ethical Responsibilities: CN 602    
  10. Marriage and Family Therapy: CN 640
  11. Alcohol and Drug Counseling: CN 641
  12. Supervised Field Experience: CN 650, CN 651, CN 652
  13. Diagnosis and Psychopathology: CN 612
  14. Psychotherapy snd Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders: CN 609 OR CN 625*

Clinical Requirements

Supervised Field Experience, including:

  1. A supervised clinical internship, externship, field experience, or practicum placement.
  2. Direct client contact in counseling experience with a minimum of 125 hours of face-to-face client counseling.

Examples of courses:

  1. Supervised Field Experience
  2. Practicum
  3. Internship/Externship
  4. Clinical Field Experience
  5. Clinical Case Conference or Supervision

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE) and Maryland Law Test. Students must have approval before taking exam.

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Possibly. Note: this has the most recent changes and will need follow up. 

Website

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_72600_72783---,00.html

Licensing Requirements

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_72600_72603_27529_27536---,00.html

Contact Information

General Customer Service
Director Cheryl Wykoff Pezon
Ottawa Building
611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-241-0199
Fax: 517-241-9416
bplhelp@michigan.gov

Accreditation Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree from a regionally-accredited university.

Content Area Requirements

Master’s or doctoral degree in counseling or student personnel work must be submitted directly to this office from a regionally accredited educational institution. An applicant must have completed not less than 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours in counseling topics which includes studies in all of the following:

  1. Consulting
  2. Counseling techniques
  3. Counseling philosophy
  4. Group techniques
  5. Research methodology
  6. Testing procedures
  7. Professional ethics
  8. Career development
  9. Multicultural counseling
  10. Practicum
  11. An internship that consists of not less than 600 hours of supervised clinical experience in the practice of counseling

HU Comparison

  1. Consulting: CN 610
  2. Counseling Techniques: CN 611; CN 612
  3. Counseling Philosophy: CN 609
  4. Group Techniques: CN 606
  5. Research Methodology: CN 608
  6. Testing Procedures: CN 604
  7. Professional Ethics: CN 602
  8. Counseling Theories: CN 603
  9. Career Development: CN 607
  10. Multicultural Counseling: CN 605
  11. Practicum: CN 650
  12. Internship: CN 651, CN 652

Clinical Requirements

600 hours of supervised clinical experience in the practice of counseling

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE)

Additional Information

Limited Professional Counselor License serves as a provisional license post-graduation, as needed. More information here.

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Minnesota

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Likely

Website

https://mn.gov/boards/behavioral-health/

Licensing Requirements

https://mn.gov/boards/behavioral-health/statutes-and-rules/lpc-lpcc-statutes.jsp

Contact Information

Patricia LaBrocca
LPC/LPCC Licensing Coordinator
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy 
2829 University Ave SE, Suite 210 
Minneapolis MN 55414
Phone: 651-201-2760
patricia.labrocca@state.mn.us 

Accreditation Requirements

Masters or Doctoral degree program in counseling or a related field, from a program that is CACREP accredited or by an accrediting agency recognized by CHEA.

There are two levels of licensure: Initial license - Licensed Professional counselor (LPC); Terminal license - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Content Area Requirements

Degree upon which license application is based must include:

  • 60 credit hours
  • A minimum 700 hour supervised field experience
  • Specific academic course content in ten subject areas

The ten core content areas are:

  1. The helping relationship, including counseling theory and practice
  2. Human growth and development
  3. Lifestyle development and career development
  4. Group dynamics, processes, counseling, and consulting
  5. Assessment and appraisal
  6. Social and cultural foundations, including multicultural issues
  7. Principles of etiology, treatment planning, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and dysfunctional behavior
  8. Family counseling and therapy
  9. Research and evaluation
  10. Professional counseling orientation and ethics

HU Comparison

  1. The helping relationship, including counseling theory and practice: CN 611 & CN 603
  2. Human growth and development: CN 601
  3. Lifestyle development and career development: CN 607
  4. Group dynamics, processes, counseling, and consulting: CN 606
  5. Assessment and appraisal: CN 604
  6. Social and cultural foundations, including multicultural issues: CN 605
  7. Principles of etiology, treatment planning, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and dysfunctional behavior: CN 612
  8. Family counseling and therapy: CN 640
  9. Research and evaluation: CN 608
  10. Professional counseling orientation and ethics: CN 602 and CN 610

Clinical Requirements

A minimum 700 hour supervised field experience (CN 650, CN 651, CN 652); Applicants must also submit a plan for supervision during the 2,000 hour post-degree.

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE)

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Ohio

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Additional coursework is required. Students from Ohio ned to ensure a plan of study that meets state licensure criteria.

Website

https://cswmft.ohio.gov/Counselors.aspx

Licensing Requirements

https://cswmft.ohio.gov/Portals/0/pdf/CSWMFT%20Board%20Laws%20and%20Rules%204757.pdf

Contact Information

Rena Elliott
LPC Licensure Coordinator
Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
77 South High Street, 24th Floor, Room 2468
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6171
Phone: 614-466-6462
rena.elliott@cswb.ohio.gov

Accreditation Requirements

If the degree does not meet Ohio’s education requirements, it must be a graduate degree in counseling from an accredited institution or appropriately-accredited institution. “Accredited” or “appropriately-accredited” means an institution accredited or holding pre-accredited status at the college level by an accreditation agency recognized by the U. S. Secretary of Education, or an institution accredited at the college level by an accrediting agency recognized by the "Council for Higher Education Accreditation" or  "CHEA."

Content Area Requirements

The counseling program shall be an organized sequence of study that includes at least one graduate course in each of the following eleven areas of counselor training:

  1. Counseling theory: Includes a study of basic theories, principles of counseling, and philosophical bases of the helping relationship
  2. Counseling techniques: Includes individual counseling practices, methods, facilitative skills, and the application of these skills
  3. Practicum: includes a supervised training experience, acceptable to the board, consisting of the provision of counseling to bona fide clients, and/or groups seeking services from counselors.
    1. A practicum consists no less than one hundred hours of which forty hours are direct service that conforms to "CACREP" 2009 standards for the required number of practicum hours, if those standards exceed one hundred hours.
    2. Students, who have not completed their master's degree requirements prior to September 30, 1997, and have been enrolled in a practicum of less than one hundred hours prior to September 30, 1997, may use that course to fulfill the practicum requirement.
  4. Internship: Includes an on-the-job experience in professional counseling acceptable to the board.
    1. The supervised internship shall be no less than six hundred hours of which two hundred forty hours shall be in direct services, which include the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders and conditions.
    2. Students who have not completed their master's degree requirements by September, 30, 1997, who have begun an internship of less than six hundred hours prior to September 30, 1997, may use that internship experience to fulfill the internship requirement. Any internship begun after September 30, 1997, shall comply with the requirements in paragraph (A) (4) (d) (i) of this rule.
    3. First-time applicants who are intending to use the internship experience to meet the educational requirements of the board shall document their internship experience on a form prescribed by the board. The form shall be completed by the supervisor or supervisors and shall document the student's competency in all areas designated on the form. The form shall be completed and submitted by the student within thirty days of the successful completion of the internship.
  5. Human growth and development: Includes studies that provide a broad understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels. Emphasis is placed on psychological, sociological, and physiological approaches, human behavior, (normal and abnormal), personality theory, and learning theory.
  6. Social and cultural foundations: Includes studies of change, ethnic groups, subcultures, changing roles of women, sexism, racism, ethnocentrism, urban and rural societies, population patterns, cultural mores, use of leisure time, and differing life patterns.
  7. Group dynamics, processing and counseling: includes the study of group dynamics, group processes, practices and methods of group counseling, supervised practice, supervised facilitative skills, and theory and types of groups.
  8. Life-style and career development: includes vocational-choice theory, relationship of career choice to life-style, sources of occupational and educational information, approaches to career decision-making processes, and career development exploration techniques.
  9. Appraisal of the individual through: testing includes the development of a framework for understanding the individual, methods of data-gathering and interpretation, case study approaches, individual and group psychological and educational testing and the study of individual differences with consideration of ethnic, cultural, and gender factors.
  10. Research and evaluation: Includes statistics, research design, the development of research and demonstration proposals, as well as the development and evaluation of program objectives.
  11. Professional, legal, and ethical: includes the study of professional counseling organizations, codes of ethics, legal considerations, standards of preparation, certification and licensure including the Ohio licensure law, and the professional role identity of counselors.

In addition, either as a part of the applicant's master degree or after the award of the degree, coursework shall include training in the following areas of instruction acceptable to the board and represented by at least one graduate course in each of the following areas:

  1. Clinical psychopathology, personality, and abnormal behavior: includes the study of abnormal behavior, personality disorders, and psychopathological conditions specific to developmental phases throughout the life span, and their application to counseling practice.
  2. Evaluation of mental and emotional status: includes the use of assessment procedures in diagnosis and treatment planning. Focuses on the administering and interpreting individual and group standardized tests of mental ability, and personality and measurement.
  3. Diagnosis of mental and emotional disorders: includes the appropriate use of the current edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders", and an understanding of the "International Classification of Diseases". Focuses on conducting mental status examinations, and on the development and recognition of a framework for identifying symptomology, etiology and psychodynamics of mental and emotional disorders.
  4. Methods of intervention and prevention of mental and emotional disorders: includes studies of the following:
    1. Psychological and educational methods of intervention, such as client-centered, psychoanalytic, hypnotherapy, rational-emotive therapy, and reality therapy.
    2. Culturally sensitive intervention techniques used with diverse populations such as minorities, children, substance abusers, gay and lesbian individuals and individuals who are physically or mentally challenged.
    3. Intervention strategies used in different situations such as marriage and family problems, crisis situations, bereavement, sex therapy, rehabilitation, child abuse and multicultural counseling.
  5. Treatment of mental and emotional disorders: includes developing and implementing a treatment plan, reporting and assessing progress of treatment, appropriate referral procedures, formulation of timelines for treatment and knowing the effect on client behavior and the interaction of psychotropic medications and mood altering chemicals in the treatment of mental and emotional disorders.

HU Comparison

The counseling program shall be an organized sequence of study that includes at least one graduate course in each of the following eleven areas of counselor training:

  1. Counseling theory: CN 603
  2. Counseling techniques: CN611
  3. Practicum: CN 650
  4. Internship: CN 651, CN 652
  5. Human growth and development: CN 601
  6. Social and cultural foundations: CN 605
  7. Group dynamics, processing and counseling: CN 606
  8. Life-style and career development: CN 607
  9. Appraisal of the individual: CN 604
  10. Research and evaluation: CN 608
  11. Professional, legal, and ethical: CN 602

In addition, either as a part of the applicant's master degree or after the award of the degree, coursework shall include training in the following areas of instruction acceptable to the board and represented by at least one graduate course in each of the following areas:

  1. Clinical psychopathology, personality, and abnormal behavior: CN 612
  2. Evaluation of mental and emotional status: CN 625
  3. Diagnosis of mental and emotional disorders: CN 653 (See Internship note below)
  4. Methods of intervention and prevention of mental and emotional disorders: CN 610
  5. Treatment of mental and emotional disorders: CN 649; CN 641; CN 640

Clinical Requirements

Ohio has a counselor trainee status (CT) that is not required for licensure BUT sites may requre it. Students need to know this as it may impact their timing for initial Practicum and/or Internship.

  1. Practicum: includes a supervised training experience, acceptable to the board, consisting of the provision of counseling to bona fide clients, and/or groups seeking services from counselors.
    1. A practicum consists no less than one hundred hours of which forty hours are direct service that conforms to "CACREP" 2009 standards for the required number of practicum hours, if those standards exceed one hundred hours.
    2. Students, who have not completed their master's degree requirements prior to September 30, 1997, and have been enrolled in a practicum of less than one hundred hours prior to September 30, 1997, may use that course to fulfill the practicum requirement.
  2. Internship: Includes an on-the-job experience in professional counseling acceptable to the board.
    1. The supervised internship shall be no less than six hundred hours of which two hundred forty hours shall be in direct services, which include the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders and conditions.
    2. First-time applicants who are intending to use the internship experience to meet the educational requirements of the board shall document their internship experience on a form prescribed by the board. The form shall be completed by the supervisor or supervisors and shall document the student's competency in all areas designated on the form. The form shall be completed and submitted by the student within thirty days of the successful completion of the internship.

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE)

Additional Licensure Items: Internship Supervisior Evaluation Rating Form (until we are CACREP accredited); Ohio has an entire non-CACREP accredited program licensure application - https://cswmft.ohio.gov/Counselors/LPC/LPC-Inst-CACREP/Non-CACREP-Inst

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Likely

Website

https://www.oregon.gov/oblpct/Pages/index.aspx

Licensing Requirements

https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/displayDivisionRules.action?selectedDivision=3732

Contact Information

Natalie Altermatt
Office Assistant
3218 Pringle Rd. SE, Suite 120
Salem, OR 97302
Phone: 503-373-1183
natalie.altermatt@state.or.us

Accreditation Requirements

To qualify for licensure as a professional counselor under ORS 675.715(1)(b), an applicant must hold a graduate degree from one of the following:

  1. A counseling program approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as of the date the degree was conferred
  2. A counseling program approved by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) as of the date the degree was conferred
  3. A program at an institution of higher learning that was accredited by a regional accrediting agency as of the date the degree was conferred

Content Area Requirements

  1. At least two years in duration, including at least:
    1. 60 semester credit hours or 90 quarter credit hours (for graduate degrees granted on or after October 1, 2014).
  2. At least two semester credit hours or three credit quarter hours in each of the following areas:
    1. Counseling Theory - Studies of basic theories, principles and techniques of counseling and their application to professional counseling clinical settings.
    2. Human Growth and Development- Studies that provide an understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels, from birth to old age.
    3. Social and Cultural Foundations- Studies that provide an understanding of the cultural context of relationships, issues and trends in a diverse society. Includes such factors as culture, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, mental and physical characteristics, family values, education, religious and spiritual values, socio-economics status, etc.
    4. The Helping Relationship- Studies that provide an understanding of counseling and consultant characteristics that influence the helping process (age, gender, ethnic factors, etc.); essential interview and counseling skills to develop a therapeutic relationship, set goals, maintain boundaries, evaluate client outcome, and terminate.
    5. Group Dynamics Processing and Counseling- Studies of theoretical and experiential understandings of group purpose, development, dynamics, counseling theories and methods.
    6. Lifestyle and Career Development- Studies of the career counseling process, techniques and resources as well as career development.
    7. Diagnosis & Appraisal of Individuals - Studies that provide an understanding of individual and group approaches to diagnosis using DSM, assessment and evaluation (standardized and non-standardized testing, performance assessment, individual and group test and inventory methods). Diagnosis training is mandatory.
    8. Research and Evaluation- Studies that provide an understanding of research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment and program evaluation.
    9. Professional Orientation (Ethics)- Studies of the following aspects of professional functioning: history and philosophy of the counseling profession; professional roles and relationships with other human service providers, credentialing, advocacy processes, ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling.
  3. At least 16 semester hours or 24 quarter hours of supporting coursework for specialty areas; and (i.e. 4 more classes)
  4. A supervised clinical practicum or internship experience that:
    1. Included at least 700 total clock hours, including 280 direct client contact hours, for graduate degrees granted on or after October 1, 2014
    2. Had supervisory staff with a minimum of a master's degree in the program emphasis and with pertinent professional experience
    3. Made provision for faculty monitoring of operations
    4. Kept records of student-client contact hours including summary of student progress by the supervisor
    5. Had a written agreement with the program and student specifying learning objectives
    6. Had a mechanism for program evaluation

HU Comparison

  1. Counseling Theory: CN 603 
  2. Human Growth and Lifespan Development: CN 601
  3. Social and Cultural Foundations: CN 605
  4. Helping Relationship: CN 611
  5. Group Dynamics: CN 606
  6. Lifestyle and Career Development: CN 607
  7. Diagnosis and Appraisal of Individuals: CN 604
  8. Research and Evaluation: CN 608
  9. Professional Orientation: CN 602
  10. Clinical/Applied Experience: CN 650, CN 651, CN 652, or CN653
  11. Supporting Coursework: 16 hours of additional coursework/electives - CN 612; CN 612 (i.e. CN 649; CN 640; CN 641)

Clinical Requirements

Oregon has a way for students to register with the state as an intern and gather hours during internship. This information must be submitted prior to accruing hours.

  1. A supervised clinical practicum or internship experience that:
  2. Included at least 700 total clock hours, including 280 direct client contact hours, for graduate degrees granted on or after October 1, 2014

Clinical Experience Requirements: http://www.oregon.gov/oblpct/Pages/experience.aspx

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE)

Additional Information

Coursework Descriptions

Date of Last Revision

 

Pennsylvania

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Likely

Website

https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/SocialWorkersMarriageanFamilyTherapistsandProfessionalCounselors/Pages/default.aspx

Licensing Requirements

https://www.pacode.com/secure/data/049/chapter49/s49.13.html

Contact Information

General Office
st-socialwork@pa.gov

Mailing Address
State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Physical Address
One Penn Center
2601 N. 3rd Street 
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-783-1389
Fax: 717-787-7769

Accreditation Requirements

Graduate degree in counseling (or a related field) from an accredited education institution; 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of coursework. 

Content Area Requirements

Two semester hours in each of the following areas (HU offers 3 hours per course):

  1. Human growth and development
  2. Social and cultural foundations
  3. Helping relationships
  4. Group work
  5. Career and lifestyle development 
  6. Appraisal
  7. Research and program evaluation
  8. Professional Orientation
  9. Practicum: 100 hours
  10. Internship: 600 hours

HU Comparison

  1. Human growth and development: CN 601
  2. Social and cultural foundations: CN 605
  3. Helping relationships: CN 603, CN611
  4. Group work: CN 606
  5. Career and lifestyle development: CN 607
  6. Appraisal: CN 604
  7. Research and program evaluation: CN 608
  8. Professional Orientation: CN 602
  9. Practicum (100 hours): CN 650
  10. Internship (600 hours): CN 651, CN 652

Clinical Requirements

100-hour practicum and 600-hour internship. (The requirements seem minimal during academic stage, but students should look at post-graduate requirements early in clinical courses).

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

NCE Multiple exams accepted, National Counseling Exam (NCE) is the best option for HU graduates.

Additional Information

Application link

Date of Last Revision

 

Rhode Island

For more information, please contact the graduate admissions office at graduate@huntington.edu or call 800-600-4888.

 

South Carolina

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Yes

Website

https://llr.sc.gov/cou/

Licensing Requirements

http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Counselors/PDFS/Laws/2006Regulations.pdf

Contact Information

Administrator: Marlo Thomas-Koger
Board Staff: Susan F. Harrington

Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, S.C. 29210
Phone: 803-896-4658
counselor@llr.sc.gov

Accreditation Requirements

Masters in professional counseling or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution of at least 48 hours; coursework in 10 content areas; and 150 hour supervissed practicum. 

Content Area Requirements

By law, all applicants must have a 48-hour master's degree or higher in counseling or in a related discipline, and the applicant must demonstrate on graduate transcript successful completion of one (1) three-hour graduate level course in each of the following ten areas and completion of a 150-hour counseling practicum:

  1. Human Growth and Development: Studies that provide an understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels, normal and abnormal human behavior, personality theory, and learning theory within cultural contexts
  2. Social and Cultural Foundations: Studies that provide an understanding of societal changes and trends, human roles, societal subgroups, social mores and interaction patterns, and differing lifestyles
  3. The Helping Relationship: Studies that provide an understanding of philosophic bases of helping processes, counseling theories and their applications, helping skills, consultation theories and applications, helping skills, consultation theories and applications, helper self-understanding and self-development, and facilitation of client or consultee change
  4. Group Dynamics, Processing, and Counseling: Studies that provide an understanding of group development, dynamics and counseling theories; group leadership styles; group counseling methods and skills and other group approaches
  5. Lifestyle and Career Development: Studies that provide understanding of career development theories, occupational and educational information sources and systems; career and leisure counseling, guidance, and education; lifestyle and career decision making and career development program planning; resources, and evaluation
  6. Appraisal of Individuals: Studies that provide an understanding of group and individual educational and psychometric theories and approaches to appraisal, data and information gathering methods, validity and reliability; psychometric statistics, factors influencing appraisals and use of appraisal results in helping processes
  7. Research and Evaluation: Studies that provide an understanding of types of research methods, basic statistics, research report development, research implementation, program evaluation, needs assessment, and ethical and legal considerations
  8. Professional Orientation: Studies that provide an understanding of professional roles and functions, professional goals and objectives, professional organizations and associations, professional history and trends, ethical and legal standards, professional preparation standards, and professional credentialing
  9. Psychopathology: Studies that provide an understanding of psychopathology, abnormal psychology, abnormal behavior, etiology dynamics, and treatment of abnormal behavior
  10. Diagnostics of Psychopathology: Studies that provide an understanding of the diagnostics of Psychopathology (study includes DSM)

HU Comparison

  1. Human Growth and Development: CN 601
  2. Social and Cultural Foundations: CN 605
  3. The Helping Relationship: CN 611
  4. Group Dynamics, Processing, and Counseling: CN 606
  5. Lifestyle and Career Development: CN 607
  6. Appraisal of Individuals: CN 604
  7. Research and Evaluation: CN 608
  8. Professional Orientation: CN 602
  9. Psychopathology: CN 603
  10. Diagnostics of Psychopathology: CN 612 

Clinical Requirements

Practicum: A minimum of 150-hour Supervised Counseling Practicum is required to provide supervised field placement(s) in an appropriate counseling setting and for academic credit as part of the degree program. 

Please note: If, as a licensed professional counselor intern, an applicant would like to assess and treat the more problems as categorized in standard nomenclature, they must have a practicum that dealt directly with the assessment and treatment of the more serious problems as well as a 600 hour internship dealing with the more serious problems as part of the degree program.

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE)

Date of Last Revision

 

South Dakota

For more information, please contact the graduate admissions office at graduate@huntington.edu or call 800-600-4888.

 

Tennessee

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Likely

Website

https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/pcmft-board/pcmft-board/licensure.html

Licensing Requirements

http://share.tn.gov/sos/rules/0450/0450-01.20151210.pdf

Contact Information

General Customer Service
665 Mainstream Drive
2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (local): 615-741-5735
Phone (nationwide): 1-800-778-4123
unit1hrb.health@tn.gov

Accreditation Requirements

60 graduate semester hours, based upon a program of studies with a major in counseling, completed from an institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), or a comparable accrediting body.

Content Area Requirements

The graduate coursework should include, but is not limited to, core areas of (one course may satisfy study in more than one of the study areas):

  1. Behavior, learning and personality theories
  2. Psychopathology and Abnormal behavior
  3. Counseling and psychotherapy theories
  4. Group dynamics, theories and techniques
  5. Evaluation and appraisal procedures
  6. Treatment and treatment planning
  7. Multicultural counseling
  8. Use of the DSM
  9. Ethics
  10. Research
  11. Clinical practicum/internship 500 hours/300 in a community agency/mental health setting.

Pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-22-120, a minimum of nine (9) graduate semester hours of coursework must be “specifically related to diagnosis, treatment, appraisal, and assessment of mental disorders.” This will be interpreted to mean passing nine (9) semester hours, either during the course of a graduate degree or as post-graduate work, in courses in which diagnosis, treatment and treatment planning, appraisal and assessment of mental disorders, psychopathology, and the use of the DSM were the entire focus of the course or comprised a substantial portion of the course work.

HU Comparison

  1. Theories of human behavior, learning and personality: CN 601
  2. Abnormal behavior: CN 612
  3. Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: CN 603
  4. Evaluation and appraisal procedures: CN 604
  5. Group dynamics, theories and techniques: CN 606
  6. Counseling techniques: CN 611
  7. Multicultural counseling: CN 605
  8. Ethics: CN 602
  9. Research: CN 608
  10. Clinical practicum or internship: CN 650, CN 651, CN 652

Nine (9) graduate semester hours of coursework must be specifically related to diagnosis, treatment, appraisal, and assessment of mental diagnosis: CN 604; CN 603; CN 612

Clinical Requirements

Clinical requirements during graduate studies: minimum of 500 hours, 300 of which must be at a mental health or community agency setting. For licensure post-graduation requirements, a minimum of two (2) years of supervised post-master professional experience consisting of not less than ten (10) hours per week and fifty (50) contact hours of supervision per year as defined by Rule 0450-01- .10 (1)(d). One thousand (1000) total clinical hours and one hundred (100) total hours of supervision.

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE) and Tennessee Jurisprudence Exam. Students must have approval before taking exam.

Students must have approval before taking exam. 

Date of Last Revision

 

Texas

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Likely

Website

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/counselor/

Licensing Requirements

https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=4&ti=22&pt=30&ch=681

Contact Information

General Customer Service
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors 
Texas Department of State Health Services
Mail Code 1982
P.O. Box 149347
Austin , Texas 78714-9347
Phone: 512-834-6658
Fax: 512-834-6677
lpc@dshs.texas.gov

Accreditation Requirements

A 60-hour master's or doctoral degree in counseling or a counseling-related field from an accredited college or university. 

Content Area Requirements

Applicants must obtain academic course work in each of the following areas:

  1. Normal human growth and development
  2. Abnormal human behavior
  3. Appraisal or assessment techniques
  4. Counseling theories
  5. Counseling methods or techniques (individual and group)
  6. Research
  7. Lifestyle and career development
  8. Social, cultural and family issues
  9. Professional orientation

As of August 1, 2017, the following courses to meet the 60-hour requirement shall include:

  1. Addictions counseling: to include but not limited to gambling, sexual, eating, alcohol, or drug.
  2. Additional course in counselor ethics: to include records management, an overview of business/family law and professional practice and the study of current board rule.
  3. Couples, marriage, or families.
  4. A course in psychopathology to include such content as criteria of psychiatric diagnosis, use of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the theories of psychopathology. The course should also include the basic knowledge of types of psychopharmacological medications.

HU Comparison

  1. Normal human growth and development: CN 601
  2. Abnormal human behavior: CN612
  3. Appraisal or assessment techniques: CN 604
  4. Counseling theories: CN 603
  5. Counseling methods or techniques (individual and group): CN 611 & CN 606
  6. Research: CN 608
  7. Lifestyle and career development: CN 607
  8. Social, cultural and family issues: CN 605
  9. Professional orientation: CN 602

As of August 1, 2017, the following courses to meet the 60-hour requirement shall include:

  1. Addictions counseling: CN 641
  2. Additional course in counselor ethics: CN 610
  3. Couples, marriage, or families: CN 640
  4. A course in psychopathology: CN 612

Clinical Requirements: CN 650; CN 651; CN 652

As part of the graduate program, a supervised practicum experience that is primarily counseling in nature. The practicum should be at least 300 clock-hours with at least 100 clock-hours of direct client contact. Academic credit for the practicum must appear on the applicant's transcript.

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE) and Texas Jurisprudence Exam. Students must have approval before taking exam.

Students must have approval before taking exam.

Date of Last Revision

 

Utah

For more information, please contact the graduate admissions office at graduate@huntington.edu or call 800-600-4888.

 

Vermont

For more information, please contact the graduate admissions office at graduate@huntington.edu or call 800-600-4888.

 

Virginia

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Likely

Website

https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/

Licensing Requirements

https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/counseling_exam.htm

Contact Information

General Customer Service
Perimeter Center 
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: 804-367-4610
Fax: 804-527-4435
coun@dhp.virginia.gov

Accreditation Requirements

The regulations require you complete 60 graduate hours or 90 quarter hours of graduate study in counseling from a CACREP or CORE accredited program or a regionally accredited college or university that prepares individuals to practice counseling as defined by the Code of Virginia.

Content Area Requirements

Additionally, these 60 graduate hours or 90 quarter hours must include the following core content areas:

  1. Professional counseling identity, function and ethics: This course provides a foundation in professional counselor identity and ethical practice, including the study of the history and philosophy of the counseling profession, professional counselor function and credentialing and ethical standards for practice in the counseling profession.
  2. Theories of counseling and psychotherapy - This course provides an overview of the basic tenets and applications of currently preferred theories of counseling and psychotherapy including the study of humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and post-modern theoretical orientations.
  3. Counseling and psychotherapy techniques: This course provides a didactic and experiential overview of basic techniques used in the counseling process including establishing the counseling relationship, setting treatment goals, applying listening and interviewing skills, initiating termination and referral, and recognizing parameters and limitations of the treatment process.
  4. Human growth and development: This course provides an overview of contemporary theoretical perspectives regarding the nature of developmental needs and tasks from infancy through late adulthood, the influences of development on mental health and dysfunction and the promotion of healthy development across human life span.
  5. Group counseling and psychotherapy, theories and techniques: This course provides a didactic and experiential overview of group counseling process and dynamics, contemporary group counseling theories, and group counseling leadership skills including group selection, group formation, group interventions and group evaluation.
  6. Career counseling and development theories and techniques: This course provides an overview of career development and counseling including study of factors influencing career development, contemporary theories of career decision-making, career assessment and group and individual career counseling techniques.
  7. Appraisal, evaluation and diagnostic procedures: This course introduces students to the selection, administration; scoring and interpretation of contemporary psychological assessments used by professional counselors and includes the study of formal and information assessment procedures, basic test statistics, test validity and reliability, and the use of test findings in the counseling process.
  8. Abnormal behavior and psychopathology: This course provides students with an overview of the major categories of mental disorders including study of their etiology and progression, their prevalence and impact on individuals and society, their diagnosis according the DSM-V and the use of diagnosis in treatment planning and counseling intervention.
  9. Multicultural counseling, theories and techniques: This course provides students with an overview of the diverse social and cultural contexts that influence counseling relationships (e.g., culture, race, ethnicity, age, gender, SES, sexual orientation) including the study of current issues and trends in a multicultural society, contemporary theories of multicultural counseling, the impact of oppression and privilege on individuals and groups and personal awareness of cultural assumptions and biases.
  10. Research: This course provides students with an overview of the principles and processes of performing counseling research including the study of quantitative and qualitative research designs and methods, methods of statistical analysis used in research, and reading and interpreting research results.
  11. Diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders: This course provides students with an overview of addictive disorders including the study of contemporary theories of addictive behavior, pharmacological classification of addictive substances, assessment of addictive disorders and currently preferred models of addictions treatment.
  12. Marriage and family systems theory: This course provides students with an overview of counseling with couples and families include the study of the rationale for family therapy intervention, the dynamics of general systems theory, the states of family life-cycle development, and contemporary theories of family therapy intervention.
  13. Supervised internship of at least 600 hours to include 240 hours of face-to-face direct client contact.

HU Comparison

  1. Professional counseling identity, function and ethics: CN 602 and CN 610
  2. Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: CN 603
  3. Counseling and psychotherapy techniques: CN 611
  4. Human growth and development: CN 601
  5. Group counseling and psychotherapy, theories and techniques: CN 606
  6. Career counseling and development theories and techniques: CN 607
  7. Appraisal, evaluation and diagnostic procedures: CN 604
  8. Abnormal behavior and psychopathology: CN 612
  9. Multicultural counseling, theories and techniques: CN 605
  10. Research: CN 608
  11. Diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders: CN 641
  12. Marriage and family systems theory: CN 640
  13. Supervised internship: CN 650, CN 651, CN 652

Clinical Requirements

Supervised internship (called residency per VA tems) of at least 600 hours to include 240 hours of face-to-face direct client contact. Students could submit to have practicum/internship count towards licesure with prior approval, but student must be aware before practicum begins.

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE)

Date of Last Revision

 

Washington

For more information, please contact the graduate admissions office at graduate@huntington.edu or call 800-600-4888.

 

Washington, D.C.

For more information, please contact the graduate admissions office at graduate@huntington.edu or call 800-600-4888.

 

West Virginia

For more information, please contact the graduate admissions office at graduate@huntington.edu or call 800-600-4888.

 

Wisconsin

Does HU Meet Academic Requirements for Licensure in the state?

Likely

Website

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/mpsw/14/01

Licensing Requirements

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/LPC/Default.aspx

Contact Information

Professional Counselor Section
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Service
PO Box 8366
Madison, WI 53708-8366
Phone: 608-266-2112
dsps@wi.gov

Shipping Address: 
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705

Accreditation Requirements

Complete a 60-hour Graduate Degree in professional counseling or an equivalent degree approved by Professional Counselor Section. 

Note that HU will apply to be an Approved Educational Program in Wisconsin.

Content Area Requirements

At least 6 semester hours or 8 quarter hours academic credit in a supervised internship counseling experience that provides documented proof of a minimum of 600 hours of supervised internship experience with at least 240 hours of face-to-face client contact. The internship experience includes evaluation of the student's counseling performance throughout the internship and one hour per week of individual or triadic supervision throughout the internship performed by the onsite or field supervisor. The internship experience further includes an average of 1 1/2 hours per week of group supervision that is provided on a regular schedule throughout the internship by a program faculty member or a student supervisor. 

At least 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours academic credit in a counseling theory or counseling approaches course that provides documented evidence that the student has been exposed to a variety of theoretical models that are consistent with current research and practice in the field. Courses covering only a single or specific counseling theory will not be sufficient for meeting this educational criterion. 

At least 3 credit hours in each of the following areas.

  1. Human growth and development.' Studies that provide a broad understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels; normal and abnormal human behavior; personality theory; theories of individual and family development and transitions; theories for facilitating optimal development and wellness across the life span; and learning theory within appropriate cultural contexts. Courses that focus on only one lifespan developmental level will not count in fulfilling this criterion.
  2. Social and cultural foundations.' Studies that provide a broad understanding of societal changes and trends; human roles; societal subgroups, social mores and interaction patterns; counselors' roles in developing cultural self-awareness; promoting cultural social justice, advocacy and conflict resolution, and other culturally supported behaviors that promote optimal wellness and growth of the human spirit, mind, or body; counselors' roles in eliminating biases, prejudices, and processes of intentional and unintentional oppression and discrimination; and differing lifestyles.
  3. Helping relationship.' Studies that provide a broad understanding and practical application of helping processes, basic and advanced helping skills; consultation theories and their applications; client and helper self-understanding and self-development; and facilitation of client or consultee changes. An applicant's official transcript must reflect successful completion of a course addressing counseling process, skills, and intervention techniques.
  4. Group dynamics processing and counseling.' Studies that provide a broad understanding of group development, dynamics, and group counseling theories; group leadership styles; basic and advanced group counseling methods and skills; and other group approaches.
  5. Lifestyle and career development.' Studies that provide a broad understanding of career development theories; occupational and educational information sources and systems; career and leisure counseling, guidance and education; lifestyle and career decision making; career development program planning and resources; and effectiveness evaluation.
  6. Assessment and testing.' Studies that provide a broad understanding of group and individual educational and psychometric theories and approaches to appraisal; data and information gathering methods, validity and reliability; psychometric statistics; factors influencing appraisals; social and cultural factors related to the assessment; and evaluation of individuals, groups and specific populations and use of appraisals to enhance helping processes.
  7. Research and evaluation.' Studies that provide a broad understanding of types of research; basic statistics; research report development; research implementation; program evaluation; needs assessment; publication of research information; and ethical and legal considerations.
  8. Professional counseling orientation.' Studies that provide a broad understanding of professional counselor roles and functions; professional goals and objectives; professional organizations and associations; professional history and trends; ethical and legal standards; professional preparation standards; and professional credentialing. The American Counseling Association (ACA) or the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) must have been the primary professional identity organization discussed and the ACA Code of Ethics or CRCC Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation counselors must have been used as the primary professional conduct guide and prominently identified as such in the orientation course syllabus. 

At least 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours in one of the following:

  1. Foundations of clinical mental health counseling.' If the academic program has an emphasis in mental health counseling, coursework addressing the history and development of clinical mental health counseling, theories and models related to clinical mental health counseling, principles of clinical mental health counseling, including prevention, intervention, consultation, education, and advocacy, and networks that promote mental health and wellness. 
  2. Foundations of clinical rehabilitation counseling.' If the academic program has an emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, coursework addressing the history and development of rehabilitation counseling, theories and models related to rehabilitation counseling, social science theory that addresses psychosocial aspects of disability, principles of rehabilitation including prevention, intervention, wellness, consultation, education, and advocacy. 

At least 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours in one of the following:

  1. Clinical mental health counseling diagnosis and treatment planning.' If the academic program has an emphasis in clinical mental health counseling, coursework addressing the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis and the use of diagnostic classification systems such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and/or the International Classification of Diseases (ICD); training on administration of intake interview, mental status evaluation, biopsychosocial history, mental health history, and psychological assessment for treatment planning and caseload management; and techniques and interventions related to a broad range of mental health issues. 
  2. Rehabilitation counseling diagnosis and treatment planning.' If the academic program has an emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, coursework addressing diagnostic interviews, mental status examinations, symptom inventories, psychoeducational and personality assessments, biopsychosocial histories, assessments for treatment planning; career and work-related assessments including job-analysis, work site modification, transferrable skills analysis, and job readiness; strategies to advocate for clients with disabilities and rehabilitation counseling. 

At least 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours in each of the following:

  1. Crisis and trauma counseling.' Studies that include counseling approaches that effectively address crises and trauma, the impact of trauma and crisis and potential neurobiological responses; skills and techniques for assessing and intervening in specific crisis or trauma situations including suicide assessment and intervention. 
  2. Abnormal behavior and psychopathology.' Studies that include concepts of psychopathology and introduces methods of assessment and diagnosis for children, adolescents and adults with major mental disorders; and personality disorders, multiple perspectives of emotional and psychological distress, disturbance and behavior; skills to use the DSM diagnostic system while including acknowledgement of client strengths and resilience and the social and cultural context.
  3. Addictions counseling.' Studies that provide an overview of addiction, the process of addiction, treatment and recovery approaches, relapse prevention, developmental issues related to addiction; treatment and prevention planning in regard to addiction.
  4. Family, partnership, and couples counseling.' Studies that provide information and skills relevant to conducting partner or marital and family counseling services within a multicultural society with emphasis given to systemic theory and philosophy; dynamics of family interaction and the initial skills in assessment and treatment of dysfunctional partner, marital, family and systems or ecosystems relationships. 

HU Comparison

  1. Supervised Counseling Practicum: CN 650 
  2. Supervised Counseling Internship: CN 651, CN 652
  3. Counseling Theory: CN 603

Eight of the following content areas:

  1. Human Growth and Development: CN 601
  2. Social and Cultural Foundations: CN 605
  3. Helping Relationship: CN 611
  4. Group Dynamics Process and Counseling: CN 606
  5. Lifestyle and Career Development: CN 607
  6. Appraisal/Assessment: CN 604
  7. Research Methods and Evaluation: CN 608
  8. Professional Counseling Orientation: CN 602

One of the following content areas:

  1. Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling: CN 610
  2. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: CN 625

One of the following content areas:

  1. Crisis and Trauma Counseling: CN 649
  2. Abnormal Behavior and Psychopathology: CN 612
  3. Addictions Counseling: CN 641
  4. Family, Partnership, and Couples Counseling: CN 645

Clinical Requirements

At least three (3) semester hours or four (4) quarter hours academic credit in Supervised Practicum Counseling experience that includes all of the following:

  1. Documented proof of a minimum of 100 hours of supervised practicum experience with at least 40 hours face-to-face client contact.
  2. One (1) hour per week of individual or triadic supervision throughout the practicum by a program faculty member, and approved student supervisor, or a site supervisor.
  3. An average of 1.5 hours per week of group supervision that is provided on a regular schedule throughout the practicum by a program faculty member or student supervisor.
  4. At least six (6) semester hours or eight (8) quarter hours of academic credit in a supervised internship counseling experience that has all of the following:
  5. Documented proof of a minimum of 600 hours of supervised internship experience with at least 240 hours of face-to-face client contact.
  6. One (1) hour per week of individual or triadic supervision throughout the internship performed by the onsite or field supervisor.
  7. An average of 1.5 hours per week of group supervision that is provided on a regular schedule throughout the internship by a program faculty member or a student supervisor.

Note: HU students should apply for a temporary license.

Are students required to take a residential program?

No

Required Exams

National Counseling Exam (NCE) or National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE). 

(not required for temporary license, but for full see application)

https://dsps.wi.gov/Credentialing/Health/fm1962.pdf

Additional Information

License Application

Professional Counselor training license requirements:

  1. Complete and submit Professional Counselor Application including required documentation and fees.
  2. Applicant must be in a position or have an offer for a position as a Professional Counselor in a supervised clinical professional counseling practice.
  3. The training license shall expire after 48 months. 
  4. A training license may be renewed by the discretion of the Professional Counselor Section.

Date of Last Revision

 

Wyoming

For more information, please contact the graduate admissions office at graduate@huntington.edu or call 800-600-4888.