Develop a professional identity as an advocate and steward for the counseling profession
Execute counseling assessment and testing processes and procedures to guide your practice
Evaluate research and programs to inform counseling practice
Integrate a variety of social and cultural diversity competencies as well as human growth and development, group counseling, and career development theories and principles into your practice.
The mission of the Master of Science in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling is to prepare confident, competent and reflective clinical mental health counselors with a professional disposition and demonstrated knowledge and skills in all of the following areas:
- Professional counseling orientation and ethical practice
- Social and cultural diversity
- Human growth and development
- Career development
- Counseling and helping relationships
- Group counseling and group work
- Assessment and testing
- Research and program evaluation
Furthermore, students who are preparing to specialize as clinical mental health counselors will demonstrate foundational knowledge and skills necessary to address a wide variety of circumstances within the context of clinical mental health counseling practice.