What will I learn?

The 24-credit advanced certificate in mental health counseling is a bridge program that addresses the needs of two distinct cohorts, both requiring supplemental coursework and training to qualify for licensure as mental health counselors in New York State. Students with 36- or 48-credit degrees in mental health counseling will accrue the additional credits needed to meet the 60-credit education requirement for licensure, while those with 36-60-credit degrees in other areas of counseling (or a closely related helping-professions discipline) will acquire the specialized courses and fieldwork necessary to retrain as mental health counselors.

Required Courses (9 Credits)
COU530 Practicum in Mental Health Counseling
COU771 Internship in Mental Health Counseling 1
COU772 Internship in Mental Health Counseling 2
Electives (9-15 Credits)
Select three-five courses from the list below.
COU501
Ethics and Professional Identity in Mental Health Counseling
COU505
Professional Roles in Mental Health Counseling
COU510
Counseling Theories
COU515
Counseling Skills
COU520
Career Development, Counseling, and Assessment
COU525
Multicultural Counseling
COU540
Psychopathology
COU545
Group Dynamics and Counseling
COU550
Couple and Family Counseling
COU555
Assessment
COU565
Disaster Counseling and Crisis Intervention
COU570
Substance Use and Addictions Counseling
COU575
Human Growth and Development
COU585
Contemporary Issues in Counseling

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Study options

Full Time (24 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$18,374.00 (13,65,082) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 February 2022

Start date

24 January 2022, 29 August 2022

Venue

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

SUNY New Paltz,

1 Hawk Drive,

NEW PALTZ,

New York,

12561, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for all undergraduate and graduate coursework.

For international students

Students must have a master's degree in counseling or closely related mental health field from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 for all graduate work.

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL ibt: 80; IELTS: 6.5; PTE Academic: 53.

Admission to the program is in the fall (deadline February 1st) and in the spring (October 15th).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About State University of New York at New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an affordable yet high-quality university offering a diverse range of programs.

  • Affordable, high-quality university
  • Small class sizes with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Builds future professionals with lasting skills
  • Academic English pathway program available