This program of study requires coursework leading to promotion of mental/emotional well-being in the client, recognizing the professionally trained counselor is a major element in that process. Coursework and internship experiences are intended to cultivate a commitment to counseling excellence, to advance problem solving skills and critical thinking, and to develop effective intervention strategies. Values emphasized in dealing with clients and counseling professionals include genuineness, compassion, self-awareness, a commitment to integrity, and an authentic appreciation for diversity. Professional counselors trained in this program may use coursework to satisfy requirements for license as a School Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor.
To earn this Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree, a student must successfully complete the following: (1) core coursework, (2) written comprehensive exams, and (3) an oral interview. Core coursework required specifically for the specialist degree (excluding master’s degree or qualifying credit equivalent hours) must be taken within eight years of graduation. This 68-hour Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree includes a master’s in counseling or a related field with leveling work to meet the core requirements for counseling as defined by CACREP. Prerequisite: Admittance into the Professional Counseling Program.
NOTE: This is a core ethics course and a Bible course.
Requests for degree may be submitted prior to a student’s final semester but must be submitted no later than the first week of the final term. the graduation fee must be paid before graduation.
To earn this degree, a student must successfully complete the following 48 semester hours of coursework:
Requests for degree may be submitted prior to a student’s final semester but must be submitted no later than the first week of the final semester. The graduation fee must be paid to the Business Office the last term before graduation.