CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is a high quality practitioner’s degree designed to prepare students to work as counselors in various settings. Graduates of the program receive a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and are license eligible for both the National Certified Counselor credential (NCC) and as a professional counselor (LPC). Students may choose to design their degree program to meet the requirement for K-12 Scholl Counselor Certification in the state of Pennsylvania. Students receive careful supervision from faculty while developing expertise in utilizing counseling techniques and building a skill set. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
WHY CHOOSE CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH?
The educational journey of becoming a clinician includes more than just academic coursework. You will learn how to be a professional and reflective counselor through engaging in experimental, hands-on learning activities that bring classroom learning to life. In this program you will have the opportunity to choose advances coursework in the areas of addiction, adult, older adult, and school/youth counseling.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN
- Counseling skills
- Theoretical interventions
- Assessment and treatment planning
- Advanced intervention strategies
- Program development
- Ethical decision making
CAREERS IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH
- Community out-patient agencies
- Private practices
- Alcohol and other drug treatment settings