Medaille's advanced certificate in clinical mental health counseling is designed for students with a master’s degree in a related field who wish to pursue mental health counseling licensure. Meet our counseling & clinical psychology faculty.
About the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Advanced Certificate
Medaille’s Advanced Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed for students with a master’s degree in a related field who are pursuing mental health counseling licensure. The CMHC Advanced Certificate satisfies New York State’s regulations for licensure, and provides students with the educational requirements necessary to sit for the New York State licensure exam in Mental Health Counseling.
If the student completed an advanced certificate (“bridge” program) that is registered by the New York State Education Department, the student will need to have a Form 2 and transcript submitted by the original graduate program, as well as a Form 2 and transcript from the graduate program that awards the advanced certificate. The Department will review the transcripts to determine if the combination of programs meets the education requirements for licensure.
Minimum of 15
Variable; all students re required to MHC 670 (Helping Relationships), MHC 678 (Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I) and MHC 679 (Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling II).
Courses taken online, on campus, or a combination of both.
You may complete your coursework and certificate within 12 months.
You may start your program of study at any time.
What can you do with the CMHC advanced certificate?
Medaille alumni have gone on to careers as:
Mental Health Clinic Counselors
Drug and Alcohol Program Clinicians
Hospital/Psychiatric Center Therapists
College and University Counselors
Private Practice Therapists
Advanced Certificate Course Plan
The program sequence for the Advanced Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling depends on the specific needs of the student. Students will take the courses they need to meet the NYS requirements for core courses, as they are offered within the curriculum of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. If a student has completed all of the core courses, yet needs additional coursework to meet the 60-hour requirement, additional courses will be offered.
All students must take, at a minimum, the following courses:
MHC 670 Helping Relationships (3)
MHC 678 Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I (3)
MHC 679 Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling II (3)
Note: Online students are required to successfully complete INT 010 Online Prep prior to beginning their course sequence.