Clinical Mental Health Counseling Advanced Certificate

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Advanced Certificate

Total Credits 
Minimum of 15 credit hours
Courses taken online, on campus, or a combination
Core Program Duration 
Variable; all students are required to take MHC 670 (Helping Relationships), MHC 678 (Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I), and MHC 679 (Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling II)
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has granted accreditation to the master’s program offered at Medaille’s Buffalo and Rochester campuses.
About the Program 

Medaille’s Advanced Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) 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 required 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.

What can you do with this degree?
Medaille Alumni have gone on to careers as
What can you do with this degree? 
Mental Health Clinic Counselors
Drug and Alcohol Program Clinicians
Hospital/Psychiatric Center Therapists
College and University Counselors
Private Practice Therapists

Program Format 
On Campus/Online

You will complete each course within two months

You may complete your coursework and certificate within 16 months

You may start your program of study at any time


At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000)
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