Winthrop University: Graduate School - MEd in Counseling and Development Clinical Mental Health Counseling Required Program
Contact Information
Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2292 (fax)

MEd Counseling and Development: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration

A clinical mental health counselor focuses on working with people to address the personal, familial, and social issues that interfere with their ability to cultivate healthy and productive lives. Clinical mental health counselors work in diverse settings such as: mental health, substance abuse, employee assistance programs, college counseling and career planning, and private practice settings.
Upon receiving the MEd in Counseling & Development, students will meet course requirements for eligibility to take the examination to become a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and to make application for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license. 

Required Core Courses: (24 hours)

CSDV 601 Counseling Theories (3)
CSDV 602 Counseling Skills (3)
CSDV 603 Career and Lifestyle Development (3)
CSDV 605 Diversity Issues in Counseling (3)
CSDV 606 Group Counseling (3)
CSDV 614 Lifespan Developmental Counseling (3)
CSDV 607 Appraisal of the Individual (3)
EDUC 640 Educational Research, Design and Analysis (3)

Specialized Studies: (24 hours)

CSDV 604 Foundations and Ethical Issues in
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3)
CSDV 608 Loss, Grief, and Crisis Counseling (3)
CSDV 620 Family Counseling (3)
CSDV 621 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling (3)
CSDV 615C Clinical Mental Program Health Planning,
Consultation, and Supervision (3)
CSDV 618 Addictions Counseling (3)
CSDV 622 Counseling Children and Adolescents (3)
CSDV 623 Advanced Counseling Interventions (3)

Professional Clinical Experiences: (12 hours)

CSDV 610A Counseling Practicum I (3)
CSCV 610B Counseling Practicum II (3)
CSDV 611 Counseling Internship I (3)
CSDV 612 Counseling Internship II (3)

Total Semester Hours (60)

Visit the graduate course descriptions webpage to view course descriptions.


Professional Licensure Disclosure

Requirements for professional licensure in counseling vary from state to state. Winthrop’s School Counseling program is designed to meet SC and NC licensure requirements for school counseling and may not meet requirements from other states. We are unable to make a determination about whether or not our program will lead to licensure in other states. Before beginning any academic program that leads to licensure, we strongly recommend you contact the state licensing board where you wish to seek licensure to determine whether the program you are considering will meet that state's licensing requirements.

Last Updated: 1/18/23