Current PCMH sites

Applications are being accepted for

Anchorage, Alaska

Applications are being accepted for the Alaska 7 cohort scheduled to begin in January 2014.*Applications from qualified applicants will be accepted through mid-March 2014. All students must enrolled by this time. The next cohort of students is scheduled to begin in September 2015. Specializations are offered in Integrated Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for:


 Adults
 Children, Youth & Families
* Applications from qualified applicants will be accepted through mid-March 2014. All students must enrolled by this time.


PCMH Admissions: Inquiries and early applications are welcome. PCMH has rolling admissions up to the cohort start date. Contact PCMH Admissions for more information or print your own forms and apply now.

Professional Development and Continuing Education:  If you are interested in taking classes for professional development or licensing credit please review the Alaska class schedules and contact Jeanne Zimmerman for registration information.

Licensing: In Alaska, PCMH meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor. Licensure also requires post-graduate supervised practice and passing the state or national counseling exam. For more information about licensure and credentialing please contact your local licensing board or Annamarie Cioffari or call 800.730.5542.

Partnerships: If your agency is interested in hosting an information session please contact Susan Maslack or Jeanne Zimmerman. You may also call 800.730.5542 to reach program staff.
PCMH collaborates closely with the Alaska Division of Behavioral Health, the Alaska Mental Health Trust, and behavioral health and substance abuse service agencies and advocacy groups throughout the state, to be responsive to educational and staff development needs. Walter Majorus, former Director of the Alaska Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities stated "The Division encourages programs that produce graduates with professional expertise to work with people with mental illness. The Graduate Program in Community Mental Health is one of several accredited master's degree programs operating within the state which leads graduates toward eligibility for licensure. Alaska, like many other states, is experiencing a shortage of qualified professional clinicians and strongly encourages students interested in the mental health field to pursue this and other programs." Students receive tuition reimbursement from their agencies of employment as well as funds from the Federal and Alaska Student Loan Programs.


Brunswick, Maine

The next cohort of students is scheduled to begin in May 2015. Specializations are offered in Integrated Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for:


 Adults
 Children, Youth & Families


PCMH Admissions: Inquiries and early applications are welcome. PCMH has rolling admissions up to the cohort start date. Contact PCMH Admissions for more information or print your own forms and apply now.

Professional Development and Continuing Education:  If you are interested in taking classes for professional development or licensing credit please review the Maine class schedules and contact Jeanne Zimmerman for registration information.
Licensing: In Maine, PCMH meets the educational requirements for licensure as a clinical professional counselor and clinical mental health counselor. Licensure also requires post-graduate supervised practice and passing the state or national counseling exam. For more information about licensure and credentialing please contact your local licensing board or Annamarie Cioffari or call 800.730.5542.

Partnerships: If your agency is interested in hosting an information session please contact Susan Maslack or Jeanne Zimmerman. You may also call 800.730.5542 to reach program staff.

Manchester, New Hampshire

Applications are being accepted for the Manchester 13 cohort scheduled to begin classes in September of 2014.* Applications from qualified applicants will be accepted through mid-November 2014. All students must be enrolled by this time. A new cohort of students begins each September on campus. Specializations are offered in Integrated Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for:
 Adults 
 Children, Youth & Families
*Applications from qualified applicants will be accepted through mid-November 2014. All students must be enrolled by this time.
PCMH Admissions: Inquiries and early applications are welcome. PCMH has rolling admissions up to the cohort start date. Contact PCMH Admissions for more information or print your own forms and apply now.   Professional Development and Continuing Education:  If you are interested in taking classes for professional development or licensing credit please review the New Hampshire class schedules class schedules and contact Jeanne Zimmerman for registration information.   Licensing: In New Hampshire, PCMH meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor. Licensure also requires post-graduate supervised practice and passing the state or national counseling exam. For more information about licensure and credentialing please contact your local licensing board or Annamarie Cioffari or call 800.730.5542.   Partnerships: If your agency is interested in hosting an information session please contact Susan Maslack or Jeanne Zimmerman. You may also call 800.730.5542 to reach program staff.

Burlington, Vermont

Applications are being accepted for the Burlington, Vermont 13 cohort, scheduled to begin classes in February 2014.* The next cohort of students is scheduled to begin classes in January 2016. Specializations are offered in Integrated Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for:


 Adults 
 Children, Youth & Families
*Applications from qualified applicants will be accepted through early July 2014. All students must be enrolled by this time.

PCMH Admissions: Inquiries and early applications are welcome. PCMH has rolling admissions up to the cohort start date. Contact PCMH Admissions for more information or print your own forms and apply now.

Professional Development and Continuing Education:  If you are interested in taking classes for professional development or licensing credit please review the Vermont class schedules and contact Jeanne Zimmerman for registration information.


Licensing: In Vermont, PCMH meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor. Licensure also requires post-graduate supervised practice and passing the state or national counseling exam. For more information about licensure and credentialing please contact your local licensing board or Annamarie Cioffari or call 800.730.5542.

Partnerships: If your agency is interested in hosting an information session please contact Susan Maslack or Jeanne Zimmerman. You may also call 800.730.5542 to reach program staff.


The Graduate Program in Community Mental Health has worked closely with the Vermont Division of Mental Health and Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, within the Department of health. The VT Division of Mental Health [DMH] was one of the founding sponsors of the program and has viewed PCMH as a significant partner for work force development. DMH was integrally involved in developing the curriculum and competencies for the specializations in clinical services for adults with psychiatric disabilities and clinical services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families.
In 1998 the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs helped sponsor the development of a third set of competencies and a concomitant specialization in integrated mental health and substance abuse services for persons with co-occurring psychiatric disabilities and substance abuse disorders. Both Divisions have provided ongoing feedback on curriculum, input on work force development priorities, and support for the recruitment of qualified students, including scholarships funds for staff, service recipients, and family members interested in obtaining the M.S. degree. PCMH continues to work in collaboration with the larger human services system in VT, including the new Department of Children, Youth and Families, the Children's Upstream Services Initiative, and the Department of Corrections.

Wausau and Summit (On I-94 between Madison and Milwaukee), Wisconsin

Applications are being accepted for


 Wausau Cohort 5 Students scheduled to begin in January 2015* 
 Summit/Milwaukee Area 9 Cohort began in January 2014. The next cohort of students is scheduled to begin classes in September 2015. Specializations are offered in Integrated Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for:
 Adults 
 Children, Youth, and Families
*Cohorts begin when a minimum number of qualified applications have been accepted. Applications from qualified applicants will be accepted for the Summit/Milwaukee Area Cohort through early July 2014. All students in this cohort must be enrolled by this time.


PCMH Admissions: Inquiries and early applications are welcome. PCMH has rolling admissions up to the cohort start date. Contact PCMH Admissions for more information or print your own forms and apply now.

Professional Development and Continuing Education:  If you are interested in taking classes for professional development or licensing credit please review the Wisconsin class schedules and contact Jeanne Zimmerman for registration information.

Licensing: In Wisconsin, PCMH meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor. Licensure also requires post-graduate supervised practice and passing the state or national counseling exam. For more information about licensure and credentialing please contact your local licensing board or Annamarie Cioffari or call 800.730.5542.

Partnerships: If your agency is interested in hosting an information session please contact Susan Maslack or Jeanne Zimmerman. You may also call 800.730.5542 to reach program staff. Within Wisconsin, state and county mental health support for PCMH has been strong. The program is viewed as highly relevant to the current service system as well as to the future workforce needs of the field. This support has been evident in the level of scholarship support to sites [from the Wisconsin Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Milwaukee County Division of Behavioral Health, and other local agencies] and the willingness of local programs to encourage their staff to enroll, as well as in the career opportunities available to staff completing the program.

S. Sinikka [McCabe] Santala, Administrator, Division of Disability and Elder Services, Department of Health and Family Services, and former Director of the Wisconsin Bureau of Community Mental Health, notes:


"The employers of the students here in Wisconsin are enormously pleased with what the students learn....supervisors also report a marked improvement in students' attitude and level of confidence as a result of the classes. This is great. Keep up the excellent work!"


Mary Jo Meyers, PCMH Alumna and Deputy Director, Wrap Around Milwaukee

"The families of Wraparound Milwaukee have benefited greatly from the quality education provided to the students attending this graduate program....It has influenced and shaped the present leaders in our local system of care. Many graduates have moved on to be supervisors, program managers, community-based therapists, quality assurance specialists, and trainers utilizing the values and principles taught within the program."


Robin Lickel, alumna in Madison


"I am so proud to be a part of this program and telling our community about it. Each class has been an exciting challenge and the instructors have been fun and interesting. I've really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of it."
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