The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program has been notified by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy that based on our course descriptions the JU MS-CMHC Program satisfies the statutorily required course content for both Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy licensure. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling website at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/MQA/491/index.html.
This 60 credit hour degree program meets the educational requirements for State of Florida licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). The MS-CMHC also offers the possibility of licensure in marriage and family therapy. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling website at http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/.
Coaching theories, techniques and practices will be embedded in the curriculum allowing
potential for certification as a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing
and Education (CCE) upon completion of clinical supervision and clinical practice
hours. Jacksonville University will be seeking approval as a CCE-Approved Board Certified
Coach Training Program.
The MS-CMHC degree is a 2 year, full-time cohort-model program that is based on best practice criteria and is practitioner-oriented. Students will take courses as a cohort and all courses will be offered one time in the late afternoon and evening.
Courses will be taught in a hybrid style and class attendance will be once or twice a week or less. Students are also required to complete a rigorous 1000 hour community-based clinical field experience as part of their academic training.
Program core faculty will be graduates of CACREP approved doctoral programs.
View an Information Packet about the MS CMHC Program.
ADMISSIONS AND CURRICULUM
Jacksonville University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) has/have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
James Williams, Director, Human Resources/904-256-7025
Kristie S. Gover, Ed.D. Chief Student Affairs Officer/Title IX Coordinator/904-256-7067