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Specializations

The Counseling Program provides you with the opportunity to specialize in the following areas. Your academic advisor will help you choose the specialization that best meets your career goals and objectives.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling provides students with training in the prevention, assessment, and treatment of individuals dealing with mental health problems. Individual, group, and family therapy are focused upon in this specialization. The curriculum meets the academic requirements for licensure in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the State of Florida.

Marital, Couple, Family Counseling/Therapy provides students with an introduction to systemic theories and practices for future therapeutic work with couples and families. Clinical skills are developed to help couples and families deal with relationship issues, life cycle and developmental crises, and other issues which may be affecting family and/or couple life and living. The curriculum of this specialization meets the academic requirements for licensure in Marriage & Family Therapy in the State of Florida.

School Counseling provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement, and evaluate a PK-12 comprehensive developmental guidance program. Particular attention is given to the multiple roles and responsibilities which a guidance counselor may fulfill in a school setting. The curriculum of this specialization meets the academic requirements for certification in PK-12 Guidance and Counseling by the Florida Department of Education.

Dual Specializations

Dual Specialization in Marital, Couple, Family Counseling/Therapy and Mental Health Counseling prepares students for work within both the marriage and family counseling field and mental health field. Students in this area will also be academically eligible for certification and licensure in both Clinical Mental Health Counseling (L.M.H.C.) and Marriage & Family Therapy (L.M.F.T.) in the State of Florida.

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