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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

General Information

The Master of Arts in Education: Counseling program with a concentration in Mental Health counseling boasts a faculty committed to mentoring you as you enter the counseling profession. Faculty members have a wide variety of academic and research interests and clinical experience. This will empower you to acquire foundational clinical skills and initiate your development professional as a professional mental health counselor. During the program you also will learn the arts of collaboration and consultation as a result of class and supervised clinical experiences. Classes are taught in the evenings, on weekends, and on the Internet. This allows you to either choose to work and pursue your degree as a part time student or take a full load of classes. The program can be completed in less than three or up to four years, depending on your personal goals and situation. As a student, you will have opportunities to provide counseling under supervision at a clinical site consistent with your interests, take part in scholarly activity with faculty, develop professional relationships and support systems with other students during your program and after graduation, and become active in student and professional organizations. You will graduate with knowledge of current issues and trends affecting the profession, how to interact with other mental health professionals, how to work with clients from varied cultural and religious perspectives, and develop attitudes and skills that will make you a successful counselor in your work with diverse clients.

Why Seek a Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling?

  • Fulfill your dream of helping others
  • Develop a professional counseling identity
  • Counsel individuals and families using a holistic and wellness approach
  • Pursue your professional development by experiencing clinical placements consistent with your interests
  • Collaborate with other professionals
  • Learn evidence-based practices
  • Advocate for clients

Faculty members are available to discuss your interest in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration. Please indicate your interest in the program by sending us a message indicating your interest in this program. A faculty member will reply to discuss your interest via email, on the phone, or in person.

If you are interested in applying to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration in the Counseling program please complete the application process.

See list of required courses and course descriptions.




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 Last Modified 9/11/18