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Information about UNK CSP program

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Nationally and Internationally Accredited Graduate Programs At UNK’s Department of Counseling and School Psychology, we are personally invested in the future success of undergraduate and graduate students and their careers. Undergraduate students who desire to have knowledge of mental health, chemical dependency and treatment, interpersonal communication skills, or to learn more about the role and practice of counselors or school psychologists have a variety of courses to choose from including: Undergraduate Course Offerings If you are admitted as a ‘non-degree seeking student’ and then decide to apply to a CSP degree program, you will need to complete a new UNK Graduate Student on-line application and select the desired degree program from the pull-down menu when you do so.
Contact the CSP Department Chair for advice on course selection. ‘Non-degree Seeking’ Student Option When completing the UNK Graduate Student on-line application, select ‘non-degree seeking’ on the pull down menu rather than a specific degree program when applying for admission.
Students taking classes as ‘non-degree seeking’ are not eligible for financial aid. ‘Non-degree Seeking’ Student Program faculty review the Graduate Application for an initial screening.
If successful, the applicant is invited to participate in the CSP Department Interview ‘Intake’ process.
Applicants will receive a letter from the Dean of Graduate Studies indicating admission status (i.e. an unconditional/full status, conditional/provisional status, or denial).
If admitted, this letter provides the name of the student’s advisor. Admission Process – Step 3 Submit requested materials which include
$45 application fee
Academic history—transcripts of all previous academic work
Resume with requested information
“Motivation to become a counselor/school psychologist” essay
Responses to 3 diversity vignettes
Three professional references (provide email addresses) Admission Process – Step 2 Dr. Kent Estes Memorial Scholarship for Chi Sigma Iota
Dr. Fred and Betty Kempf Fellowship Fund
Dr. Teara Archwamety School Psychology Research Scholarship
Liela S. (Miss T) Herzog Memorial Scholarship
Mary Splitter Memorial Scholarship
Tammi J (Rowe) Warner Scholarship
Counseling and School Psychology Scholarship CSP Student Scholarships Committed to professional and personal development of students.
Licensed and certified faculty with clinical experience in a variety of settings.
State of the art, on-site clinic.
Flexible course scheduling.
Video conferencing and on-line course offerings.
Successful history of career placement for graduates.
Graduate Assistantship Opportunities
Practicum, Professional Development, and Research Opportunities for Students Why Choose CSP Graduate Programs? Techniques of Counseling
Multicultural Counseling
Theories of Counseling
SA Organization & Practice
Group Counseling
Student Development Theory
Foundations in SA
Marriage and Family Counseling
*Career and Lifestyle Development
*Appraisal & Evaluation of Individuals & Systems
Practicum in SA
*Internship in SA
Optional Coursework:
*Child & Adolescent Development & Interventions
SA Seminar
*Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Research Methods
Counseling & Mental Disorders
* Online or blended course What is the Student Affairs (SA) Program of Study? Job opportunities should be excellent due to a large number of expected retirements and fewer applicants for some positions.
In 2008, postsecondary school administrators had median annual wages of $80,670.
The middle 50 percent earned between $58,940 and $113,860.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $45,050 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $160,500.
According to the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, median annual salaries for selected administrators in higher education during the 2008-2009 school year were as follows:
Chief development officer $141,712      
Dean of students $88,280      
Director, student financial aid $74,261      
Registrar $71,764      
Director, student activities $54,931 Student Affairs Job Outlook Plan, direct, or coordinate research, instructional, student administration and services, and other educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.
The Student Affairs program prepares students to:
work in the field of higher education.
gain knowledge of the role and function of the student affairs profession in state and public community colleges and state and public universities.
conduct assessments (interest, aptitudes for educational, social and career decisions).
design, implement and evaluate a developmental advisement curriculum. What do Student Affairs
Professionals do? Our graduate students are placed in assistantships in many different departments throughout our campus.
A large number of our graduate students in Student Affairs work in:
Residential Life and Greek Housing
Office of Multicultural Affairs
International Student Life
Academic Success
Career Counseling Center
Financial Aid
Registrar’s office
Interns have been placed all over the United States and even as far as Beijing. Student Affairs
Master’s of Education Employment for school counselors is expected to grow by 14 percent, which is faster than average for all occupations.
States require elementary and secondary schools to employ counselors.
Although schools and governments realize the value of counselors in helping their students to achieve academic success, budget constraints at every school level will dampen the job growth of school counselors.
Median annual wages of school counselors in 2008 were $51,050.
The middle 50 percent earned between $38,740 and $65,360.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,360, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $82,330.
School counselors can earn additional income by working summers in the school system or in other jobs. School Counselor Job Outlook Certification
The School Counseling program is approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Nebraska State Board of Education (NSBE) for endorsement at the Elementary (PK-6) or Secondary (7-12) levels.
Endorsement also requires a valid Nebraska teaching certificate and two years of teaching experience.
A minimum of 43 hours of graduate coursework is required.
Clinical course sequence: Techniques of Counseling, Group Counseling, Practicum I & II in School Counseling, and Internship in School Counseling. School Counseling
Master’s of Education Introduction to Counseling & Social Advocacy
Techniques of Counseling
Multicultural Counseling
Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental/Emotional Disorders
Theories of Counseling
*Ethical/Legal Issues in CMHC
*Professional Issues in CMHC
Administration & Consultation of CMHC
Group Counseling
Marriage and Family Counseling
*Career and Lifestyle Development

*Appraisal & Evaluation of Individuals & Systems
Practicum in CMHC
Advanced Practicum in CMHC
*Internship in CMHC
Research Methods in Psychology & Education
*Child & Adolescent Development and Interventions
*Adult Development
*Clinical Treatment Issues in Addictions Counseling

*Online or blended course What is the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program of Study? Prepares graduates for the following professional certification and licensure:
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
NE Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)
NE Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP)
Additional coursework is available to qualify for:
NE Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor (LADC)
International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP) approved.
Promotes the ongoing development and recognition of the UNK counseling program globally
Engages in program in ongoing international quality assurance essential to the education and training of counsellors regardless of culture, country, region, work setting, or educational system. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Employment of mental health counselors is expected to grow by 24 percent, which is much faster than average for all occupations.
Insurance companies increasingly are providing for reimbursement of counselors as a less costly alternative to psychiatrists and psychologists.
In addition, there has been increased demand for mental health services as individuals become more willing to seek help.
Median annual wages of mental health counselors in May 2008 were $36,810.
The middle 50 percent earned between $28,930 and $48,580.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,580, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $63,100. Mental Health Counseling Job Outlook May help individuals with mental and emotional health concerns such as:
normal life challenges
addictions and substance abuse
family, parenting, and marital problems,
depression/suicidal ideation,
stress management, and
career decision making. What do Clinical Mental Health Counselors do? (continued…) Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) since 1999
One of only 80 Community Counseling programs in the country that qualifies for CACREP accreditation
When comparing UNK Community Counseling program to the North Central Region of the United States we are one of only 23 public universities with CACREP accreditation
UNK and UNO are the only two CACREP programs in the state of Nebraska.
The Nebraska State Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requires that anyone seeking licensure in Nebraska as a Mental Health Practitioner meet the CACREP curriculum standards. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited Master’s of Education Program *Advanced Educational Psychology
Research Methods
*Child and Adolescent Development and Interventions
Techniques of Counseling
Multicultural Counseling
*Globalization of School Psychology
*Professional Issues Seminar
Behavioral Problem Solving Assessment
*Cognitive and Academic Interventions
*Infant & Preschool Assessment
Academic Problem Solving Assessment
Cognitive Problem Solving Assessment
Interventions Practicum
Problem Solving Assessment Practicum
*Problem Solving Consultation
*Pre-Internship Seminar
*Scholarly Study
*Internship—School Psychology

*Online or blended course What is the School Psychology Program of Study? School Psychology was rated one of the 50 Best Careers of 2011 by US News and World Report and is said to have strong growth over the next decade.
It has been projected by The Labor Department that the number of jobs held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists is likely to increase by 11 percent between 2008 and 2018, creating 16,800 more positions with growth being particularly strong in schools, hospitals, and mental-health centers, among others.
Median earnings for school psychologists were $66,040 in 2009. Annual earnings range widely, from less than $40,000 to more than $109,000. Psychologists in private practice tend to earn more. School Psychology Job Outlook School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students.
School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program that includes a year-long supervised internship.
This training emphasizes preparation in mental health and educational interventions, child development, learning, behavior, motivation, curriculum and instruction, assessment, consultation, collaboration, school law, and systems.
School psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which they work. What do School Psychologists do? UNK’s School Psychology program:
69 credit hour program beyond bachelors degree
2 yrs coursework (9-12 hrs/semester; summer)
1 year paid internship ($30,000 - $60,000)
has been nationally accredited by National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) since 1994 and re-accredited every five years thereafter.
is one of only 145 Ed.S. programs accredited nationwide.
is approved by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE).
is approved by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
is the first in the world to be reviewed for International School Psychology Association (ISPA) accreditation in March 2011. School Psychology
Education Specialist Degree - NASP Accredited Specialist Degree in School Psychology (national NASP accreditation and international ISPA accreditation).
Master’s of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (national CACREP accreditation);
Master’s of Science in Education in School Counseling K-12 (national NCATE accreditation and Nebraska Department of Education endorsement); and
Master’s of Science in Education in Student Affairs. CSP offers the following graduate degree programs: Building on 60 years of history, UNK’s Department of Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) offers flexible and progressive graduate programs with a student-focused learning environment on-site and on-line.
With our focus on student success and lifetime learning, we’re committed to preparing clinically proficient counselors and school psychologists via state-of-the-art skills labs and comprehensive clinical training. The Role and Mission of CSP Anchored in the prevention of human suffering and capitalizing upon human strengths, our mission is to maximize positive student/client outcome.
Our graduate programs
recognize diversity as a strength that is valued and respected.
exemplify compassion for human uniqueness at the individual, family and organizational levels.
prepare professionals to act as stewards of their respective professions.
promote field-based scientist/practitioner models of training. The Role and Mission of CSP Undergraduate students who desire to have knowledge of mental health, chemical dependency and treatment, interpersonal communication skills, or to learn more about the role and practice of counselors or school psychologists have a variety of courses to choose from including:
CSP 188GS Culture and Ethnic Identity
CSP 404 Counseling and Mental Disorders - 2 credits
CSP 407 Clinical Treatment Issues in Addictions Counseling – 3 credits
CSP 408 Alcohol/Drug Assessment, Case Planning and Management - 2 credits
CSP 409 Medical & Psycosocial Aspects of Addictions – 3 credit hours
CSP 417 Counseling Skills - 3 credits
CSP 418 Introduction to Counseling and Social Advocacy - 3 credits Undergraduate Course Offerings A student requiring fifteen hours or fewer for the Bachelor's Degree may be allowed to enroll in graduate classes (six semester hours limit).
Qualified students must have a G.P.A. of 3.00 or higher.
The maximum load of undergraduate-graduate hours may be no more than twelve hours.
Graduate courses taken to complete requirements for the Bachelor's Degree may not be used subsequently to satisfy requirements for a graduate degree. However, graduate courses not applied to the baccalaureate degree may be applied toward a graduate degree.
‘Senior Taking Graduate Course’ application form is available from the Graduate Admissions Office in Founders Hall Room 2131. Senior Taking Graduate Course(s) Deadlines for Application
June 15th for Fall Admission
October 15th for Spring Admission
March 15th for Summer or Fall Admission

*NOTE: If you miss an application deadline or want to ‘try out’ classes before applying for a specific degree program you may take up to 12 hours of CSP Department coursework by registering as a ‘non-degree seeking student’. UNK Admission Timeline Complete the online UNK Graduate Student Application
Go to UNK Home Page at unk.edu
Click ‘Apply Today’ on the left bottom corner
Students new to the university system will need to create an NU ID to log in.
Once logged in, lick ‘I am a graduate student applying for …”
Select the program you wish to apply for (i.e. School Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or School Counseling) and the semester you wish to be admitted (i.e., Fall, Spring, or Summer). Admission Process – Step 1 *Ethical and Legal Issues in SC
Techniques of Counseling
Multicultural Counseling
Theories of Counseling
*Organization & Practice of SC
Group Counseling
Marriage and Family Counseling
*Appraisal & Evaluation of Individuals & Systems
Practicum in SC
*Internship I & II in SC (at school site)
Research Methods

*Problem Solving Consultation
*Career and Lifestyle Development
*Child & Adolescent Development
*Seminar in SC

* Online or blended course What is the School Counseling (SC) Program of Study? Advocate for student growth.
Plan interventions for student academic, career, and personal/social achievement.
Individual and group counseling, crisis counseling, consultation, referrals for students and their families, and peer facilitation.
Promote linkages among parents, teachers, administrators and the community.
Interpret assessment results.
Design PK-12 guidance curriculum.
Provide career and educational planning. What do School Counselors do? Richard Young Hospital, Kearney
Burkes & Associates, Kearney
Counseling Care, UNK
Mary Lanning Hospital, Hastings
Kearney Clinic
Youth Rehabilitation and Training Center, Kearney
St. Francis Hospital, Grand Island
Crossroads Homeless Shelter, Kearney
Buffalo County Jail, Kearney CMHC Internship Sites Mental Health Counselors work as primary mental health caregivers for their clients through services such as:
mental health assessment and diagnosis
individualized treatment plans
individual, family and group therapy
psycho-educational and prevention education
client advocacy and referral
inpatient and outpatient care
emergency/crisis intervention
consultation What do Clinical Mental Health Counselors do? In State
Lexington Public
Papillion LaVista Public
Lincoln Public
Kearney Public
Millard Public
Ogallala Public
Hastings Public
Grand Island Public (CNSSP)
Gering Public
ESU 1, 4, 6, 9, 10, 16
Out of State
South Dakota
Hawai School Psychology Internship Sites An international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling.
Chi Sigma Iota promotes scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.
To join Upsilon Nu Kappa Chapter an individual must have completed at least nine credit hours to apply.
Must have at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Chi Sigma Iota A minimum of 60 hours of graduate coursework is required.
Prerequisite Course: Abnormal Psychology
Clinical course sequence: Techniques of Counseling, Group Counseling, Practicum, Internship, Advanced Practicum
3 years of course work including a 600 hour internship in a mental health agency. What is the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program of Study? All students who are currently enrolled in or are applying to the University of Nebraska at Kearney School Psychology program are required to be active participants.
Object is to create an informative, educational, and social atmosphere for graduate students in the school psychology program.
To establish mentors for incoming student and support for all members.
To facilitate National and State organizational memberships
To encourage professional development and to support
camaraderie among school psychology students. The Graduate Association of School Psychologists (GrASP) Max McFarland, Ed.D. Professor
COE B102
(308) 865-8318

Tammi Ohmstede Schmoker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
COE B103
(308) 865-8834 School Psychology
Faculty Contact Information Dr. Matthew J. Mims, LMHP, LPC, NCC
K-12 School Counselor Certified mimsmj@unk.edu
(308) 865-8625

Dr. Douglas Tillman, LMHP, LPC, NCC
(308) 865-8360

Dr. Christine Chasek, LIMHP, LIPC, LADC, NCC
(308) 865-8361 Counseling Faculty Contact Information Dr. David Hof, LIMHP, LIPC, NCC
Counseling Program Chair
(308) 865-8320

Dr. Julie A. Dinsmore, LMHP, LPC, NCC
K-12 School Counselor Certified
(308) 865-8316

Dr. Grace Ann Mims, LIMHP, LIPC, LMFT-SD NCC
CSP Department Chair
(308) 865-8358 Counseling Faculty Contact Information School Psychology Clinical Mental Health School Counseling Student Affairs
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