Clinical College Emphasis
The Clinical College program emphasis is specifically designed for students looking to serve in clinical counseling roles within institutions of higher education (IHE). As a 60-hour emphasis, coursework is integrated from our Student Affairs and College Counseling (SACC) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) emphases. The curriculum is centered in developing leaders and practitioners who can skillfully serve in dynamic settings such as University Counseling Centers.
Students who are interested in taking Professional Counseling courses, but are not enrolled in the program, may contact us. If you are not currently a graduate student at UWO, faculty will refer you to the Application for Special Students. Once submitted, they will meet to decide about your request to take courses without full admission.
Our Clinical College Counseling (CCC) curriculum is CACREP (Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) aligned, although not CACREP-accredited as there is not currently an accreditation track within CACREP that addresses clinical practice specific to IHEs.
That said, our emphasis meets all requirements for professional counseling licensure in Wisconsin through the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Course assignments promote immersion into IHE contexts, collaborative learning, enhancement of clinical conceptualization and skill, and the development of competencies for professionals looking to serve in IHE contexts.
The below planning sheets provides an overview of classes offered during each semester of the 60-hour program. Program Plans of Study are subject to change relative to department, accreditation, or the College of Education and Human Services or the Graduate Studies office.
It is therefore strongly recommended that students work closely with their advisors throughout the completion of their emphasis program.