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Counseling and Development Program
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Master of Education in Counseling and Development

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration is a 60 credit hour curriculum leading to the Master of Education degree. The curriculum consists of three core areas:

  • Area I: Required Core - 27 semester hours
  • Area II: Specialized Studies - 21 semester hours
  • Area III: Professional Clinical Experiences - 12 semester hours

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration prepares students to work with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of mental health settings including clinics, educational and governmental institutions, health care centers and hospitals, and private agencies. Today’s clinical mental health counselor works in collaboration with other helping professionals in a variety of community, service and private mental health settings. The vital combination of coursework and field experiences in the clinical mental health counseling concentration promotes the achievement of appropriate individual and group counseling skills that focus on helping people gain a perspective on their lives, investigate choices, make decisions, work out problems, and take action.

This concentration prepares graduates who intend to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of North and South Carolina. The credentialing of professional counselors varies by state. Individual students are therefore responsible for reviewing national and state requirements in which you may seek credentialing.