CACREP Accreditation and State Licensure Information
Jacksonville University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) under the 2016 standards. The JU CMHC accreditation is valid through October 2027, at which time an application for re-accreditation will be submitted.
For answers to common questions about accreditation, please refer to the CACREP FAQ's.
State of Florida Course Requirements for Licensure
JU's CMHC Core Curriculum has a specialization in clinical mental health counseling. It also offers an emphasis in marriage and family counseling. This degree meets the academic requirements for licensure as designated in the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling for both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling. It is possible to work toward dual licensure.
Students are encouraged to review the state standards and guidelines and notify the faculty advisor of practice preference so that the appropriate site placement can be secured for the practicum and internship.
Not every state grants reciprocity for certification or licensure to applicants lacking prior credentials and/or experience. Students who plan to seek employment as counselors in states other than Florida are advised to contact the school or agency in that state which certifies or licenses counselors in the appropriate setting.
The information below illustrates how JU's CMHC program meets Chapter 491 requirements for licensure in mental health counseling.
Chapter 491 State of Florida Course Requirements & Corresponding JU Courses
|Requirement||JU CMHC Courses||Year||Term|
|Counseling Theories & Practice||
MHC 503: Counseling Theories and Practices
MHC 504: Introduction to Counseling Skills and Practice
|Human Growth & Development||MHC 501: Human Growth and Development||1||Fall|
|Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychopathology||MHC 506: Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychopathology||1||Spring|
|Human Sexuality||MHC 511: Human Sexuality Counseling||2||Spring|
|Group Theories and Practice||MHC 507: Group Theories and Practice||1||Spring|
|Individual Evaluation and Assessment||MHC 508: Individual Evaluation and Assessment||1||Summer|
|Career and Lifestyle Assessment||MHC 510: Career and Lifestyle Assessment and Counseling||1||Summer|
|Research and Program Evaluation||MHC 505: Behavioral Research and Program Evaluation||1||Spring|
|Social and Cultural Foundations||MHC 509: Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling||1||Spring|
|Counseling in Community Settings||MHC 601: Community Based Counseling||2||Fall|
|Substance Abuse||MHC 604: Addictive Behaviors Counseling||1||Summer|
|Legal, Ethical & Professional Standards||MHC 502: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Standards||1||Fall|
|1,000 hours of university-sponsored supervised clinical practicum, internship, or field experience||
MHC 603: Practicum (330 hrs)
MHC 606 and 609 Internship: (670 hrs)
Marriage and Family Dual Licensure Requirements
These courses have been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health.
|JU CMHC Courses||Year||Term|
|MHC 605: Theories and Practice in Marriage and Family Therapy||2||Fall|
|MHC 602: Family Therapy: Counseling Children & Adolescents||2||Spring|
|MHC 607: Marriage and Family Systems: Couples Therapy||2||Summer|
|MHC 608: Counseling Military Families||2||Summer|