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You'll learn how to:
Help clients improve relationships, advance personal growth and face crisis or trauma
Understand mental health environments like behavioral health, community and mental health agencies and private practice settings
Develop skills in cultural competency and client advocacy
Integrate legal and ethical considerations into your clinical 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.