Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional Liability Insurance: All students are required to obtain professional liability insurance coverage during the time that they complete COUN 5543: Counseling Practicum, COUN 5923: Counseling Internship I, and COUN 5933: Counseling Internship II. Southeastern Oklahoma State University does not endorse any of the insurance companies mentioned on this page. Also, the following are common sources of professional liability insurance, but is not a full list of possible options:

  1. Health Providers  Service Organization (HPSO), endorsed by both the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Oklahoma Counseling Association. Information regarding HPSO coverage for student members of ACA is provided here.
  2. CPH and Associates, endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association. Information regarding this endorsement is provided here.
  3. Lockton Insurance Company, endorsed by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Information regarding this endorsement is provide by the NBCC Insurance Center.

Student membership in some of these organizations automatically includes professional liability insurance coverage. Policy rates for student liability insurance are relatively affordable, and verification of ongoing coverage must be provided by students as a requirement for each of the aforementioned courses.