Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Post-Master's)

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Program Overview

The post-master’s certificate program for CMHC will allow prior students and students from surrounding areas who graduated from a CACREP approved masters level counseling program to further enhance their clinical skills in the areas of crisis debriefing, case conceptualization, psychopharmacology, psychopathology, and supervision.  This 12-hour certificate program will allow students to apply for a national certification called Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). 


The program in Counseling is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Program Requirements

The post-master’s certificate program for CMHC requires a minimum of 12 semester hours.  Please see the Graduate School Catalog for a detailed list of program requirements.

Required Courses:
ENC 530 Loss and Grief Counseling
ENC 622 Counseling: Ethics and the Law
ENC 630 Diagnosis & Treatment of Mental Disorders
ENC 631 Crisis Intervention Counseling
ENC 632 Psychopharmacology in Counseling
ENC 640 Clinical Supervision in Counseling

Estimated Time to Complete the Program

In most cases, students can reasonably expect to complete the program in one calendar year.  Students carrying a part-time course load have up to a maximum of five years to complete the program.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed application to the University’s Graduate School (to include: (a) an achievements and an objectives essays, (b) two letters of recommendation, (c) official transcripts from graduate level course work, (d) application fee, and (e) degree verification).
  2. In all cases, submission of materials does not guarantee acceptance into any program offered by the Department of ENC, nor does such submission guarantee interim certification approval and signature by appropriate college officers. All applicants are responsible to know the requirements for obtaining and maintaining a licensure in clinical mental health counseling and/or school counseling where they reside and/or where they intend to practice, including any applicable reciprocity rules.

Department Contact Information

Graduate Program Coordinator
Dr. Jobie Skaggs, (309) 677-3191, jskaggs@fsmail.bradley.edu

Interim Department Chair
Dr. Jenny Tripses, (309) 677-33593, jtripses@fsmail.bradley.edu

Department Secretary
Candace Clark, (309) 677-3193, crclark@fsmail.bradley.edu