Learning about counselling is a healing experience in itself. Since 1985 the College of Mental Health Counselling has provided practical skills training worldwide for helping professionals, for people who want to become counsellors, and for people who just want to improve themselves.
The course text, published as How To Do Professional Mental Health Counseling and Effective Counseling Skills, is included in tuition and mailed to the address you entered on your Registration Form.
To begin the enrollment process for the Mental Health Counsellor Training Course, do the following:
1. Submit your Registration Form and tuition payment ($952) for the Mental Health Counsellor Training Course. 2. After receiving your Registration Form and secure tuition payment, we will email to you the course assignments and materials as PDF attached files.
How do I become a counsellor after having completed the Mental Health Counsellor Training Course?
What do I do next? How am I supervised during the year after taking the course?
After completing the "Mental Health Counsellor Training Course" including the Qualifying Examination, you will take the following steps: Step 1: Become an Intern member of the College by completing and sending the "College and Registry Application" found below on this page. Upon completion and approval of your application and applicable fee payment ($175), you will receive the "Certificate of Membership." Step 2: Begin Supervision by sending an email to the College stating your intention to begin seeing clients and pay the applicable annual Supervision fee below of $500 (Note: this fee is waived if you will be supervized by someone in the agency where you are offered a position). Step 3: Supervision requires a one-year period in which you will either: 1) record and upload 10-minute segments of counselling sessions as private videos for supervisor review on Youtube, Vimeo, or other web service, or 2) email transcribed sessions to your Supervisor. a. The Supervisor will return feedback with suggestions for improving skills and approaches to use with the client. b. Your clients will be volunteers or can pay you a fee on an ability-to-pay basis. The Supervisor will assist you to find and meet with clients by: 1) contacting service agencies where you can see clients and /or 2) sending contact information of clients directly to you. c. The number of sessions will be at the discretion of the Supervisor (RMHC-S) depending on skill development. Demonstrated proficiency in counselling is the goal of supervision (rather than a number of hourly counselling sessions), and this is normally determined initially by a minimum of one session per week for 40 weeks. Step 4: At the end of the one-year period of supervision and on the recommendation of the Supervisor, the Intern receives the "Mental Health Counsellor Diploma." Step 5: After an additional year of membership as an Intern Counsellor (RMHC-I), the member can become a "Full Counsellor" (RMHC-F). If you require additional information or clarification, please feel welcome to reply firstname.lastname@example.org
College Membership and Registry Application
To apply for approval and inclusion in the College and Registry, please complete and submit the following information. All approved applicants must have a thorough knowledge of theCollege training manualdemonstrated by satisfactory completion of the Qualifying Examination. (Please note: Applicants for "Intern Counsellor" member must first complete theMental Health Counsellor Training Course.)
Upon receipt of your application, you will receive an email reply requesting any documentation and examination needed to complete your application. Upon completion and approval of your application and applicable payment, you will receive the College of Mental Health Counselling Certificate of Membership
APPLICABLE FEE PAYMENT
Qualifying Examination fee: $500 (no charge for students)
Intern Counselor member fee: $175 (annual)
Intern Counselor Supervision: $500 (annual) Full Counselor member fee: $200 (annual) Supervizing Counselor member fee: $200 (annual)
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