PCMH Locations & Schedules

Anchorage, Alaska

Classes are held one weekend per month in Anchorage, Alaska at the Alaska Frontier Building, Alaska Division of Behavioral Health training space, located at 3601 C. Street, Anchorage, Alaska.

PCMH Applications are being accepted for admission to the next cohort of students, targeted to begin in Anchorage, Alaska in September 2015.

Licensing: In Alaska, the Master of Science Degree in Community Mental Health & Mental Health Counseling meets the educational requirements preparing graduates for licensure as a professional counselor. Licensure also requires post-graduate supervised practice and passing the state or national counseling exam. Therefore, completion of the degree program does not guarantee licensure. For more information about licensure and credentialing please contact your local licensing board, or PCMH Program Director, Annamarie Cioffari (email a.cioffari@snhu.edu or call 800.730.5542).

Partnerships: PCMH collaborates closely with the Alaska Division of Behavioral Health, the Alaska Mental Health Trust, has been involved in behavioral health workforce development summits in Alaska, and reaches out to behavioral health and substance abuse service agencies and advocacy groups throughout the state.  PCMH seeks to be responsive to the educational and staff development needs throughout the state. Students in some cases receive tuition reimbursement support from their agencies of employment, as well as funds from the Federal and Alaska Student Loan Programs.

Schedule
Alaska 6 Cohort Schedule (PDF 336 kb)
Alaska 7 Cohort Schedule (PDF 491 kb)

Brunswick, Maine

Classes meet one weekend per month in Brunswick, Maine at the SNHU Maine Campus Center, located at 10 Tibbetts Drive at Cooks Corner, Brunswick, Maine. PCMH Applications are being accepted for the next cohort of students which is targeted to begin in May 2015.

Licensing: In Maine, the Master of Science in Community Mental Health & Mental Health Counseling meets the educational requirements preparing graduates for licensure as a Clinical Professional Counselor. Licensure also requires post-graduate supervised practice and passing the state or national counseling exam.  Therefore, degree completion is not a guarantee of licensure. For more information about licensure and credentialing please contact your local licensing board, or PCMH Program Director, Annamarie Cioffari (email a.cioffari@snhu.edu or call 800.730.5542).

Partnerships: PCMH collaborates closely with the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, and behavioral health and substance abuse service agencies and advocacy groups throughout the state.  Members of the PCMH administration have been involved in the Behavioral Health Integration Task Force and the work of the Co-occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME). PCMH seeks to be responsive to the educational and staff development needs throughout the state, coordinating with AdCare and other organizations with related missions. Students in some cases receive tuition reimbursement support from their agencies of employment.

Schedule
Brunswick 2 Cohort Schedule
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Brunswick 3 Cohort Schedule (531 kb)

Manchester, New Hampshire

Classes meet one weekend per month in Manchester, New Hampshire at the SNHU Main Campus, located at 2500 North River Road. PCMH Applications are being accepted for the next cohort of students, which is targeted to begin in September 2014.  Applications will be accepted through November 2014.  Additional cohorts are anticipated to begin on campus each September.

Licensing: In New Hampshire, the Master of Science in Community Mental Health and Mental Health Counseling meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Licensure also requires post-graduate supervised practice and passing the state or national counseling exam.

Therefore, degree completion is not a guarantee of licensure. For more information about licensure and credentialing please contact your local licensing board, or PCMH Program Director, Annamarie Cioffari (email a.cioffari@snhu.edu or call 800.730.5542).

Partnerships:  PCMH Administrators and faculty have had a great deal of involvement across the state of New Hampshire as collaborators in seeking continuous improvement of behavioral health services in many arenas.  This includes membership on planning bodies and committees such as the NH Health and Equity Partnership and their Workforce Development Committee; the NH Children’s Behavioral Health Workforce Development Network; Children’s Behavioral Health Workforce Training Collaborative Leadership Team; and the New Hampshire Listens: All Walks of Life discussion across behavioral health care organizations to discuss priorities for improving care and reducing stigma.  PCMH was awarded a grant as part of the NH HPOP Capacity Building Grant as a collaborative partner in promoting diversity in health careers.  PCMH was also awarded a mini-grant to complete a crosswalk of the PCMH curriculum to the NH Children’s Behavioral Health Core Competencies.

Schedule
Manchester 9 Cohort Schedule
(PDF 52 kb)
Manchester 10 Cohort Schedule (PDF 30 kb)
Manchester 11 Cohort Schedule (PDF 375 kb)
Manchester 12 Cohort Schedule (PDF 380 kb)

Burlington, Vermont

Classes meet one weekend per month in Burlington, Vermont at the Howard Center For Human Services, Division of Child, Youth and Family Services, located at 1138 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont. The next Vermont cohort is targeted to begin in January 2016.

Licensing: In Vermont, PCMH meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Licensure also requires post-graduate supervised practice and passing the state or national counseling exam. Therefore, degree completion does not guarantee licensure. For more information about licensure and credentialing please contact your local licensing board or PCMH Program Director, Annamarie Cioffari (email a.cioffari@snhu.edu or call 800.730.5542.

Partnerships: The Graduate Program in Community Mental Health and Mental Health Counseling has worked closely with the Vermont Division of Mental Health and Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, within the Department of Health. The Vermont Division of Mental Health [DMH] was one of the founding sponsors of the program and has viewed PCMH as a significant partner for workforce development for 19 years. Both Divisions have provided ongoing feedback on curriculum, input on workforce development priorities, and support for the recruitment of qualified students, including scholarship 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 Vermont, including the new Department of Children, Youth and Families, the Children's Upstream Services Initiative, and the Department of Corrections. This has included participation on a work group to create an Early Childhood and Family Mental Health credential in Vermont; long term involvement on the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program Workforce Development Committee and special work groups; and collaborative training and professional development offerings.  The graduate program under SNHU has recently been awarded a three-year grant to develop the Vermont Cooperative for Practice Improvement and Innovation focused on workforce development and practice improvement for Vermont’s adult mental health and substance abuse services and related systems.

Schedule
Vermont 11 Cohort Schedule (PDF 92.5 kb)
Vermont 12 Cohort Schedule (PDF 733 kb)
Vermont 13 Cohort Schedule (PDF 409 kb)

Wausau and Summit, Wisconsin

Classes meet one weekend per month in Summit, Wisconsin at training and conference space located at the Aurora Medical Center, 36500 Aurora Drive, in Summit, Wisconsin (exit 282, off I-94, near Oconomowoc). PCMH Applications are being accepted through December 2014, for the cohort of students, which begins in Fall 2014. 

Classes meet one weekend per month in Wausau, Wisconsin on the campus of UW-Marathon County, located at 518 S. 7th Avenue, Wausau, Wisconsin. PCMH Applications are being accepted through February 2015, for the next cohort of students, which is targeted to begin in January 2015.

Future cohorts are targeted to begin in Wausau in January 2015, and in Summit in September 2015.

Licensing: In Wisconsin, the Master of Science Degree in Community Mental Health & Mental Health Counseling meets the educational requirements preparing graduates for licensure as a professional counselor. The program curriculum has been pre-approved as a comprehensive program meeting the requirements and education standards defined in Wisconsin. Licensure also requires post-graduate supervised practice and passing the state or national counseling exam. Therefore, completion of the degree program does not guarantee licensure. For more information about licensure and credentialing please contact your local licensing board, or PCMH Program Director, Annamarie Cioffari (email a.cioffari@snhu.edu or call 800.730.5542).

Partnerships: Within Wisconsin, state and county mental health division support for the Graduate Program in Community Mental Health and Mental Health Counseling 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 collaborative support and scholarship funds provide by the Wisconsin Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Milwaukee County Division of Behavioral Health.  Faculty administrators of PCMH have participated in statewide and regional forums to address service improvements, including the CCS Ad Hoc Training Committee and the Milwaukee Area Summit on Racial Disparities in Mental Health Care. The curriculum has influenced and shaped the present leaders in the local and state system of care. Many graduates have moved on to be administrators, supervisors, program managers, community-based therapists, quality assurance specialists, and trainers utilizing the values and principles taught within the program.

Schedule
Milwaukee-Waukesha 8 Cohort Schedule (PDF 93 kb)
Milwaukee 9 Cohort Schedule (PDF 235 kb)
Wausau 4 Cohort Schedule (PDF 203 kb)