Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of all Feinstein School of Education and Human Development admission requirements.
  2. A minimum of 6 credit hours of course work in psychology or related field.
  3. A Performance-Based Evaluation of professional work or volunteer experience.
  4. A current résumé.
  5. A group and/or individual interview with CEP counseling faculty.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 each semester. Grades below a B are not considered of graduate quality and are of limited application to degree work.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in CEP 531 or CEP 532 or their equivalent. Students who receive a grade below a B- in either of these courses must consult with their advisor before registering for any subsequent course in the plan of study.
  3. A minimum grade of B in CEP 538, CEP 539CEP 610, CEP 611, CEP 683 and CEP 684 is required. Students who receive a grade below a B in any of these courses must meet with the program director. If it is recommended that the student continue in the program, the student must retake the course.
  4. A satisfactory rating on the assessment portfolio.
  5. Failure to meet any one of the above requirements is sufficient cause for dismissal from the program.

Course Requirements

Foundations Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 509Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CEP 531Human Development across Cultures

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CEP 532Theories and Methods of Counseling

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CEP 534Quantitative Measurement and Test Interpretation

3

Fall, Summer.
CEP 535Vocational Counseling and Placement

3

Spring, Summer
CEP 536Biological Perspectives in Mental Health

3

Fall, Summer.
CEP 537Introduction to Group Counseling

3

Fall, Summer.
CEP 543Clinical Assessment and Case Problems

3

Fall, Spring.
 

CEP 544Family Counseling Theory and Practice

3

Spring.
-Or-

CEP 553Counseling Children and Adolescents

3

Spring.
 

CEP 554Research Methods in Applied Settings

3

Fall, Spring.
CEP 612Cross-Cultural Counseling

3

Fall, Summer.
CEP 648Assessment and Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders

3

Summer.
CEP 656Crisis Assessment and Intervention

3

Fall, Summer.
CEP Elective

3

Practicum Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 538Practicum I: Introduction to Counseling Skills

3

Fall, Summer.
CEP 539Practicum II: Clinical Interviewing and Treatment Planning

3

Spring.
CEP 683Practicum III: Advanced Counseling Skills

3

Fall.
CEP 684Practicum IV: Advanced Clinical Interventions

3

Spring.

Internship Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 610Advanced Clinical Internship I

3

Fall.
CEP 611Advanced Clinical Internship II

3

Spring.

Comprehensive Exam

Total Credit Hours: 60