Master’s in Counseling Courses

Program overview

University of Bridgeport’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to provide you with the advanced knowledge and clinical skills necessary to become the compassionate counselor your community needs. Our 60-credit evidence-based curriculum blends classroom learning with practical experience. As you learn the best practices of modern counseling, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge with an internship in the field.

Preparing for professional success

Our comprehensive, trauma-informed curriculum helps prepare you for success on the National Counseling Exam (NCE). The NCE is administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Passing the NCE is required to earn your legal counseling certification. Professional counselors must hold a license in the state where they practice. In Connecticut, the Department of Health issues licensure for clinical mental health counselors.

Fieldwork requirements

When you earn your master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of Bridgeport, you complete 700 hours of fieldwork experience, including a 100-hour practicum and 600 hours of internship experience. To earn your licensure and legally provide counseling services, you must complete 3000 hours of supervised fieldwork experience. After completing your master’s in Counseling courses at UB, you will be responsible for fulfilling your remaining fieldwork requirements. Learn more about Connecticut’s certification requirements for counselors.

Counseling MS curriculum

Course Credits
COUN 505 Helping Relationships 4
COUN 512 Theories of Counseling 3
COUN 515 Clinical Skills for Counselors 3
COUN 535 Research Methods 3
COUN 540 Group Process Application & Theory 4
COUN 545 Social & Cultural Foundations 3
COUN 552 Human Growth & Development 3
COUN 568 Counselor as Professional 3
COUN 570 Strategies & Techniques of Counseling 4
COUN 582 Appraisal Processes for Counselors 3
COUN 585 Trauma & Crisis Intervention 3
COUN 587 Topics in Behavioral Medicine 3
COUN 595 Addiction & Treatment 3
COUN 600 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship 1 (300 hours required) 4-6
COUN 605 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship 2 (300 hours required) 4-6
COUN 610 Career & Lifestyle Development 3
  Practicum (100 hours required) 4

Total credit hours: 60

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