Graduate School :

Certificate of Advanced Study in Mental Health Counseling

Course Sequence (Victor and Downstate Programs)

The CAS is an 18 graduate credit program consisting of four three-credit classroom-based courses and two three-credit internship courses spanning three semesters.

Semester 1

COUN 603 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling 3
COUN 615 Psychopathology and Differential Diagnosis 3
      6 Credits

Semester 2

Program Development and Grantsmanship
COUN 663 Internship in Mental Health Counseling I 3
      6 Credits

Semester 3

COUN 628 Assessment in Mental Health Counseling OR  
COUN 641 Counseling Special Populations 3
COUN 664 Internship in Mental Health Counseling II 3
      6 Credits
Total Credits

Students are required to complete Foundations of Mental Health Counseling, and Psychopathology, before starting their internships. The two remaining classroom-based courses may be completed during the internship.

More Information

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Jay Cerio, Dean
External Programs
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802