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Advanced Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Counseling


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Plan Description


The Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services offers an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Community Mental Health Counseling. The certificate program is designed for individuals already holding master’s degrees in counseling who are seeking to enhance their professional counseling practice and licensure options.

The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Counseling is targeted primarily toward those individuals who have graduated from CACREP accredited or equivalent programs, but do not meet the necessary educational requirements for the LPC in the State of Nevada.

Faculty members in the Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education endeavor to promote excellence in counselor education and counseling research. Our graduate counseling programs prepare students to:

  1. Serve as professional counselors, advocates, and leaders who maximize opportunities for individuals, groups, and communities with a particular emphasis on helping underserved and oppressed client populations;
  2. Address developmental, academic, career, mental health, socio-cultural, and wellness needs of clients seeking counseling;
  3. Help individuals, groups and communities strive to find meaning, involvement, worth, and dignity in their lives;
  4. Engage in action research and program evaluations to further the knowledge base and best practice initiatives of the counseling profession; and
  5. Advocate with local, state, and national organizations to promote client and societal wellbeing.

The certificate consists of 12-24 credits, based on the student’s master’s degree training.

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Plan Admission Requirements


 

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Counseling is an extension of the M.S. degree and is geared for those individuals who have graduated from CACREP accredited or equivalent programs, but do not meet the necessary educational requirements for the Nevada licensure for Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC).

All applicants must review and follow the  Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a certificate program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Subplan 1 Requirements: Post CACREP Community Counseling Master’s Track


Total Credits Required: 12

Course Requirements


Required Courses – Credits: 12


Complete 12 credits of advisor-approved coursework.

Certificate Requirements


  1. Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. Students who receive an F or more than two C grades will be separated from the program.
  3. A minimum of six semester hours of credit must be taken each semester, including summer.

Certificate Completion Requirements


See Plan Certificate Completion Requirements below.

Subplan 2 Requirements: Con-Current School Counseling Master’s Track


Total Credits Required: 12-24

Course Requirements


Required Courses – Credits: 12-24


Complete 12-24 credits of advisor-approved coursework.

Certificate Requirements


  1. Completion of a minimum of 12-24 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. Students who receive an F or more than two C grades will be separated from the program.
  3. A minimum of six semester hours of credit must be taken each semester, including summer.

Certificate Completion Requirements


See Plan Certificate Completion Requirements below.

Subplan 3 Requirements: Non-CACREP Community Counseling Master’s Track


Total Credits Required: 24

Course Requirements


Required Courses – Credits: 24


Complete 24 credits of advisor-approved coursework.

Certificate Requirements


  1. Completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. Students who receive an F or more than two C grades will be separated from the program.
  3. A minimum of six semester hours of credit must be taken each semester, including summer.

Certificate Completion Requirements


See Plan Certificate Completion Requirements below.

Subplan 4 Requirements: Post Counseling Related Master’s Track


Total Credits Required: 24

Course Requirements


Required Courses – Credits: 24


Complete 24 credits of advisor-approved coursework.

Certificate Requirements


  1. Completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. Students who receive an F or more than two C grades will be separated from the program.
  3. A minimum of six semester hours of credit must be taken each semester, including summer.

Certificate Completion Requirements


See Plan Certificate Completion Requirements below.

Plan Certificate Completion Requirements


The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation in MyUNLV by the appropriate deadline.

 

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