Walden Universitys M.S. in Mental Health Counseling will prepare you to address and treat clients mental health needs knowledgeably, ethically, and with respect for diversity. While working on your own development you gain confidence, qualifications, and critical-thinking skills needed to apply practices that lead to change. This masters degree in counseling will allow you to use your knowledge as an accredited practicing professional.
Examine a range of topics including assessment, legal and ethical concerns, and patient intervention. This program explores counseling techniques, including substance abuse counseling and career counseling. Participate in residencies that offer collaboration opportunities with faculty, staff, and other students. Choose from five available specializations.
Clinical mental health counselors are highly-skilled professionals who provide flexible, consumer-oriented therapy. Waldens Clinical Mental Health Counseling programme offers practical, problem-solving approaches that facilitate a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution for clients. Every year more than 100,500 mental health counselors are certified for independent practice in the United States. Clinical mental health counselors provide a variety of services for individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children, or other members of the general population.
Clinical mental health counselors offer a full range of services, including:
Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
Waldens M.S. in Clinical Mental Health prepares students for employment in a variety of fields including:
Walden Universitys M.S. in Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, state- by- state educational requirements, and internship and practicum requirements; however, it remains the students responsibility to evaluate and understand the licensure requirements for the state or international location in which he or she intends to work as requirements vary widely. Walden University makes no representation or guarantee that the completion of a degree or coursework for graduate credit will permit the student to obtain licensure.
Waldens M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP accreditation attests to the quality and relevancy of our programa program that helps provide you with the skills and credibility to maximize your impact on your profession. In addition, earning a degree that is CACREP-accredited helps to streamline the licensing application process and provides you with an advantage when applying to doctoral programs