Clinical Counseling Center
The CMU Clinical Counseling Centers (CCC) in Sedalia and Columbia are the first training labs for the M.S. Clinical Counseling program. In collaboration with State Fair Community College in Sedalia and Moberly Area Community College in Columbia, the CCC is dedicated to providing wellness counseling services to students as it prepares the next generation of professional counselors. Clients may receive counseling services to enhance their well-being in all areas of life-personal, career, relationships, and family.
Student Intern Counselors
The CCC is a student-staffed training center under the direct supervision of the clinical director. The student interns are graduate students in their final year of the clinical counseling program. The practicum instructor, clinical supervisor, and the CCC Clinical Director are licensed counselors and closely work with the student interns.
Student interns are only allowed to practice within their scope of expertise, therefore, if it becomes evident that a client's presenting problem is beyond the intern's scope, the client will be referred to a licensed professional clinician in the community.
The CCC offers free counseling and wellness sessions to students of State Fair Community College and Moberly Area Community College. Clients may receive approximately four to eight sessions each semester. The CCC is open from August to December for the fall semester and opens again in January until May.
Clients may seek counseling related to:
- Adjustment issues
- Couples issues **
- Health & wellness
- Coping strategies
- Academic underachievement
- Career counseling
- Sexual identity issues
- Gender identity issues
- Life coaching (mindfulness, goal setting, well-being, etc.)
- Relationship issues**
**Couples and/or relationship issues may be seen only if both parties are registered as a SFCC or MACC student.
We are Located
In Sedalia, the CCC is located on campus of State Fair Community College in Fielding Technical Center, Room 236. In Columbia, the CCC is located on campus of Moberly Area Community College in Suite 132.
Hours of Operation
Sedalia session times are available:
Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Columbia session times are available:
Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The CCC is not open during holiday hours or when host campus is closed.
How to Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment in Sedalia contact the CMU Clinical Counseling Center at 660-596-7156, 660-596-7152, or email the CCC at firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule an appointment in Columbia contact the CMU Clinical Counseling Center at 573-234-1067 or email at email@example.com. If the answering service picks up, please leave your name, number, and the best time to reach you. Appointments requested while the office is closed will be answered as soon as the CCC is open.
Counseling and wellness sessions are only available to students of State Fair Community College at the Sedalia location and to students of Moberly Area Community College at the Columbia location.
What to expect when Scheduling
The Clinical Director or Student Intern will contact you to schedule an appointment. During the call, expect to answer a few questions as part of the intake process. At this time, you will be assigned a student intern and will receive a date and time for your first session. If you decide to receive services more than one semester, you may or may not have the same student intern. You will be asked to bring your student ID to ensure current student status.
What to expect during your First Session
During your initial session, the intern will take time to explain the counseling process and his or her role. Clients will be asked at the beginning of the first session whether they give permission or not to have their session audio or video recorded. Clients will go over and complete the CCC documentation and begin the counseling session. Clients will not be penalized if they do not give consent to record and will continue to receive counseling sessions.
Student interns are counselors-in-training and recorded footage of their skills is imperative to the supervision process and the overall professional development of the student. No identifying information will be asked of you while on tape. Only the clinical director, the clinical supervisor, and practicum class will be able to view the footage. All involved parties sign a confidentiality form that restricts them from discussion outside of classroom/office.
The only time confidentiality is ever broached is when a client reports a threat to harm him/herself, harm to others, child abuse, elderly abuse, or if subpoenaed.