Our comprehensive program combines practical and theoretical training led by experienced instructors. You will be prepared to work in a variety of mental health settings, including community mental health, private practice, medical facilities, substance abuse programs, correctional facilities and more.
Our Clinical Mental Health Counseling program focuses on integrating a faith-based approach to building an ethical counseling practice that addresses a client’s holistic health. You’ll learn the foundations of:
- Counseling theories and skills
- Counseling diverse populations
- Crisis and trauma counseling
You’ll also receive the knowledge you need to take the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination (NCMHCE) after the National Counselor Exam (NCE), which can be taken prior to graduation.
This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) thru October 31, 2027.
Program start date: Summer (mid June)
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- Vital Statistics
- Program Faculty
- Program Handbook
- Program Mission and Objectives
- Program Syllabi
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors
- Addiction Treatment Centers
- Church or Para Church Counseling Centers
- Community Mental Health Centers
- Correctional Facilities
- Elementary, Secondary, and Post-Secondary Institutions
- Non-Profit Agencies
- Private Practice
- State regulations regarding the number of academic courses and practicum/internship hours.
- The state accreditation requirements for educational institutions.
Full Time Faculty
Christine Arnzen, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Graduate Counseling Programs
Huba Ray, Ed.D., LPC
Melody Palm, Psy.D.
Professor of Counseling
Kristen Kansiewicz, Ph.D.
Grant Jones, Ph.D.
Neva Atteberry, M.S., LPC, NCC
Raquel Morrow, Ed.D., LPC