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MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Individuals interested in an education program that can prepare them to become a licensed counselor may want to consider enrolling in the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered by Regent University. Find out more about this Regent graduate program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling should be interested in learning more about the theories and research behind human psychology and should want to pursue a career that requires building relationships with individuals. Applicants to all Regent University master's programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree at Regent University is designed to help students pair models and techniques of modern day counseling with a strong Christian set of values. Through a multifaceted curriculum, students in the program have the opportunity to gain knowledge of human growth and development, effective research practices, and professional ethics. The coursework also provides real-world context by allowing students the chance to diagnose and treat individuals with emotional and mental health disorders through qualified internship settings. Students may also have the chance to practice intervention techniques to help individuals suffering from crises or traumas. The degree at Regent is a CACREP-accredited program and could potentially lead to a career as a licensed counselor should students choose to pursue this path.

Learning Format:

On campus and online

Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree is a 60-credit program, 45 credits which come from core courses while 15 credits come from program courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (45 credits)

  • Orientation to the Counseling Profession
  • Research and Statistics
  • Counseling Skills and Techniques
  • Practicum and Advanced Skills
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Assessment Techniques in Counseling
  • Addiction Therapies for Individuals and Families
  • Career and Lifestyle Development
  • Concepts of Family Systems
  • Group Counseling
  • Ethics, Professional Orientation, and Legal Issues in Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Counseling and Christian Thought

Program Courses (15 credits)

  • Crisis, Trauma, and Clinical Mental Health
  • Treatment Planning
  • Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Students choose one additional Clinical Mental Health Counseling elective

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Earning a more advanced degree may allow graduates of this program to pursue careers in academia or research. For instance, they might consider PhD or PsyD degree programs in areas of counseling or psychology. Some degree program options include:

  • Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Career Paths

Individuals that successfully complete the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Regent University could be prepared for the state licnesure exam needed to become licensed counselors. Licensed clinical counselors can pursue work in a variety of settings, such as the following positions:

  • Family service center counselor
  • Outpatient care center counselor
  • Private practice counselor
  • Hospital counselor

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