Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Arts
Counselor Education and School Psychology
Mental health counselors are highly prepared professionals who help their clients manage and overcome various mental and emotional problems and disorders.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling track in the Master of Arts in Counselor Education program is designed to educate and prepare individuals interested in working as mental health counselors in community mental health settings, institutions, hospitals, schools and private practice. Nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs, the program meets all requirements as outlined by the Florida Department of Medical Quality Assurance for licensure as a mental health counselor. This program emphasizes the blending of research and theory with practical applied experience. It also emphasizes and reflects the urban and multicultural nature of our community and general trends within specified counseling fields.
If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.
- All courses are face-to-face.
- The program involves intensive fieldwork both in the Community Counseling and Research Center and the surrounding community, including a two-semester practicum and a two-semester internship.
- The program prepares students to practice in field with professional licensure.