Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS

Online coursework with just four weekend residencies

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling provides students with comprehensive preparation for professional practice as a counselor through rigorous coursework and carefully supervised practical experiences in field settings. The program integrates mental health counseling theories and approaches, principles and practices of diagnosis, evidence-based treatments, and strategies for referral, prevention, and advocacy to meet the needs of diverse clients. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to demonstrate the knowledge and application of appropriate individual, family, and group interventions for counseling, including the use of prevention, crisis intervention strategies, and encouragement of self-help. Additionally, graduates will be equipped to model the highest standards and ethics of the profession.

Career Opportunities

Clinical Mental Health Counselors provide guidance and support to help those in need to lead more fulfilling lives. Graduates will be prepared for a variety of positions in the counseling field and may work in settings such as:

  • Community mental health centers and agencies
  • Private practice working with individuals and families
  • Residential and substance abuse facilities
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Government and educational support services

Find out more about the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – contact Keiser University for complete information.

Students should check with their state licensing boards to determine what requirements are necessary to obtain future licensure and to plan for meeting those requirements, if any.