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Post-Master's Counseling Certificates

Explore Our Five Certificate Options 

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Choose from 5 Certificates

Choose from 5 certificate options as you specialize further in your area of choice. Each of the five areas has specific courses that can be taken as part of post master’s study.

  • School Counseling
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling

Our certificate instructors bring years of experience in their fields of expertise to the classroom and are an excellent resource as you advance in your area of choice within your counseling careers.

Counseling Certificates

School Counseling Certificate

The School Counseling Certificate Program is designed specifically for those who already have a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and are seeking certification as a School Counselor. Students in this program will complete a minimum of 15 credits (9 credits in course preparation and 6 credits in School Internship) specifically in School Counseling. The admissions committee will assess each student’s skills and review the student’s transcript and determine and verify that all core skills can be demonstrated. Please know that faculty will only endorse students for licenses and certifications for which they are qualified.

The Mental Health Counseling Certificate Program is designed specifically for those who already have a Master’s degree in Counseling and are seeking licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Students in this program will complete a minimum of 15 credits. This would include CO 650 Mental Health Care Systems (3) and CO 671 Internship A – Mental Health (3). The admissions committee will assess each student’s skills and review the student’s transcript and any additional documentation provided by the licensing board to determine the additional courses required for licensure. These additional courses will be required as part of the certificate program. Please know that faculty will only endorse students for licenses and certifications for which they are qualified.

 

The Addictions Counseling Certificate Program is designed specifically for those who already have a Master’s degree in Counseling and are seeking licensure or certification as an Addictions Counselor. Students in this program will complete a minimum of 15 credits. This would include Addiction courses and appropriate internships. The admissions committee will assess each student’s skills and review the student’s transcript and any additional documentation provided.

The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate Program is designed specifically for those who already have a Master’s degree in Counseling and are seeking licensure or certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor. Students in this program will complete a minimum of 15 credits. This would include Clinical Rehabilitation courses and appropriate internships. The admissions committee will assess each student’s skills and review the student’s transcript and any additional documentation provided.

The Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling Certificate Program is designed specifically for those who already have a Master’s degree in Counseling and are seeking additional training in systems theory. Students in this program will complete a minimum of 15 credits. This would include Marriage, Couples, and Family courses, and appropriate internships. The admissions committee will assess each student’s skills and review the student’s transcript and any additional documentation provided.

Curriculum

School Counseling Certificate

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Course

Credits

Foundation of school counseling, including; history, comprehensive guidance, and the politics of counseling services in schools.

Theories and techniques for developmental counseling with children, including college and career readiness, social development, normal and abnormal development and other issues such as bullying, suicide, substance use and so forth, that children and adolescents face.

The organization, administration and delivery of school counseling services in grades PK-12 (elementary, middle, and secondary schools).

Supervised counseling with clients, continued development of student counseling skills. Includes weekly group and individual supervision. Must complete a minimum of 600 clock hours including at least 240 client contact hours in each specialized area (Mental Health, School, Addictions, Clinical Rehabilitation or Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling). Students develop conceptual and professional skills related to their specialty at an approved placement site and practice various specified counseling- and related-activities. Students must demonstrate competence of the integration of all knowledge and skills in counseling.

Optional Courses

The Field Work in School Counseling will allow students to gain knowledge and develop an understanding of the environment and culture of the school. Students will be exposed to and be able to observe and shadow various school administrative and teaching personnel. This immersive experience will be facilitated by school personnel and supervised by an experienced school counselor.

Deficit courses; based on transcript review and licensure requirements.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Certificate

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Course

Credits

Overview of the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully operate in mental health care treatment systems.
The practical application of system theory in use with counseling couples and families with a focus on effective skills and techniques.

Deficit courses; based on transcript review and licensure requirements.

Addictions Counseling Certificate

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Course

Credits

Introduction to the field of psychopharmacology. Integration of diagnostic, case conceptualization, and treatment planning skills; review of best practice guidelines.

In depth look at the historical and current evidence-based treatment procedures and techniques of substance abuse and addictions treatment.

Examination of the biopsychosocial aspects of substance abuse and addictions; with a focus on the physical predispositions, family history and systemic trauma as well as current social mores and legal perspectives.

Supervised counseling with clients, continued development of student counseling skills. Includes weekly group and individual supervision. Must complete a minimum of 600 clock hours including at least 240 client contact hours in each specialized area (Mental Health, School, Addictions, Clinical Rehabilitation or Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling). Students develop conceptual and professional skills related to their specialty at an approved placement site and practice various specified counseling- and related-activities. Students must demonstrate competence of the integration of all knowledge and skills in counseling.

Deficit courses; based on transcript review and licensure requirements.

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate

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Course

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Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling focuses on the history and philosophy of rehabilitation counseling, including legislation concerning vocational rehabilitation and independent living mandates; with focus on attitudinal, physical and systems barriers to social integration, including the current range of services provided for persons with disabilities, and on informed consumer review, choice, and personal responsibility in the rehabilitation process.

Examination of the biopsychosocial aspects of impairment and disability; with a focus on social and family systems of support for those differently-abled. Additional legal, social advocacy, vocational and treatment components will be addressed.

Introduction to the field of psychopharmacology. Integration of diagnostic, case conceptualization, and treatment planning skills; review of best practice guidelines.

Supervised counseling with clients, continued development of student counseling skills. Includes weekly group and individual supervision. Must complete a minimum of 600 clock hours including at least 240 client contact hours in each specialized area (Mental Health, School, Addictions, Clinical Rehabilitation or Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling). Students develop conceptual and professional skills related to their specialty at an approved placement site and practice various specified counseling- and related-activities. Students must demonstrate competence of the integration of all knowledge and skills in counseling.

Deficit courses; based on transcript review and licensure requirements.

Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling Certificate

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Course

Credits

A review of systems theories and techniques, issues related to family and couples, theoretical foundations, ethical, and legal issues.
The practical application of system theory in use with counseling couples and families with a focus on effective skills and techniques.

The application of development and system theory in counseling children and adolescents and circular causality with the family and other systems.

Supervised counseling with clients, continued development of student counseling skills. Includes weekly group and individual supervision. Must complete a minimum of 600 clock hours including at least 240 client contact hours in each specialized area (Mental Health, School, Addictions, Clinical Rehabilitation or Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling). Students develop conceptual and professional skills related to their specialty at an approved placement site and practice various specified counseling- and related-activities. Students must demonstrate competence of the integration of all knowledge and skills in counseling.

Deficit courses; based on transcript review and licensure requirements.

The Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling certificate program is not designed to qualify one to receive the MFT credential.

Semester Dates

Fall 2024

Type

Date

Priority Application Deadline
7-8-2024
Final Application Deadline
8-12-2024
Semester Start
9-3-2024

Winter 2025

Type

Date

Priority Application Deadline
11-11-2024
Final Application Deadline
12-16-2024
Semester Start
1-6-2025

Summer 2025

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Date

Priority Application Deadline
3-10-2025
Final Application Deadline
4-14-2025
Semester Start
5-5-2025

Admission Requirements

Master’s Degree in Counseling

Tuition & Fees

Cost per Credit
$720
Total Credits
15-21
Total Tuition Cost

$10,800-$15,120

Other Program Fees

$100 per semester

University Resource Fee

$39 per credit (Up to 15 credits per semester)

Note: The credit amount for this program is dependent on an evaluation of your master’s transcript from the program. For more information, please contact the admissions office at admissions@rm.edu.

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