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Spalding University Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Spalding University

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Louisville, USA

2 Years

English

Full time

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Aug 2024

USD 670 / per credit

On-Campus

Introduction

Earn your master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Spalding University

At Spalding, we value learning and the promotion of peace and justice. Our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling employs a cohort model that collaborates with students in safe learning spaces. You’ll use your knowledge, skill, and creativity to develop a place in mental health that’s in line with your professional interests and goals. You&rsquo'll be ready to meet the behavioral and mental health needs of your clients from a wellness perspective, focusing on personal strengths rather than negative behaviors.

Inclusive & Supportive

You&rsquo'll benefit from working within a small, diverse cohort of students. We welcome students from all backgrounds and differences, including race, ethnicity, gender, identity, ability, and faith. Together, you’ ll progress through the program, taking the same classes, and developing a network of friends and future colleagues.

You&rsquo'll also benefit from working with our faculty of scholars, practitioners, and counselor educators. They&rsquo'll mentor and assist you as you develop your specialty and help you connect with other professionals along the way.

We train students on various approaches to clinical mental health counseling.

Excellent Clinical Training

Through teaching, training, and modeling observed in the classroom and in the field, you;ll discover how to serve the individual mental health needs of diverse clients and communities. Our courses are offered face-to-face.

  • Earn your master’s in two years (60 credit hours).
  • Gain knowledge of preventive strategies that promote mental health.
  • Benefit from a program of study that is fully-aligned with the Council for the Accreditation of
  • Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards.
  • Engage in field experiences (practicum and internships) that enhance your clinical education, including opportunities at our on-campus clinic, Center for Behavioral Health.
  • Build your resume with opportunities for research and publication.
  • Be prepared to sit for the National Counselor Exam (NCE).

Quick Facts

  • 2 years to earn your master’s degree
  • 60 credit hours
    • 51 credit hours of counseling courses
    • 3 credit hours of practicum
    • 6 credit hours of internship
  • Up to 20 students per cohort
  • Research and publication opportunities

Accreditation & Reports

Spalding University&rsquo's fully-accredited Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program meets or exceeds CACREP quality standards, reflecting our commitment to providing the highest level of professional preparation for all students. Accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is the recognized gold standard for mental health counseling training.

Students graduating from the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree at Spalding University are eligible to sit for the National Counselor Examination (NCE), the certification exam required to become a licensed counselor.

At Spalding, we value learning and the promotion of peace and justice. Our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling employs a cohort model that collaborates with students in safe learning spaces. You’ll use your knowledge, skill, and creativity to develop a place in mental health that’s in line with your professional interests and goals. You'll be ready to meet the behavioral and mental health needs of your clients from a wellness perspective, focusing on personal strengths rather than negative behaviors.

Spalding University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program was most recently accredited in August 2023 and received the maximum of eight (8) years of CACREP accreditation.

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