This 15-credit certificate includes 4 determined courses, one lab, and one approved elective that provide specialized training in child and family mental health, including assessment, diagnosis, and various evidence-based therapeutic treatments. This certificate also emphasizes the importance of cultural sensitivity and cultural tailoring in working with youth and families from diverse backgrounds. Students who complete this certificate are required to complete their internship at a site that provides clinical services to children or adolescents.
In addition to the general admission procedures, a student also must hold a master’s or doctoral degree in a field closely related to the practice of professional counseling from an accredited college or university. Test scores are not required.