Program Overview

Immaculata's 60-credit Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and is also in alignment with the requirements for the State of Pennsylvania’s professional counselor licensure (LPC). Clinical Mental Health Counseling accreditation by CACREP

The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students to function as counselors in the mental health field. You will be instructed in ethical practice, social and cultural diversity, human growth and development, career development, and helping relationships. Classes will provide training in areas relevant to the professional discipline of mental health counseling, such as:

  • Group work
  • Assessment
  • Research and program evaluation
  • Diagnosis
  • Crisis intervention and trauma

You may pursue the M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with or without pursuing a certification in School Counseling PreK-12.

Tuition and Costs

See the College of Graduate Studies Tuition and Fees page.

Financial aid programs are available to eligible students through the University’s Financial Aid Office. All prospective students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Learn more about how to apply for financial aid.

Curriculum

Core Courses (9 credits)

GEN 501 Human Development (3)
GEN 502 Methods of Research (3)
GEN 503 Interpersonal Relations (3)
GEN 600 Comprehensive Examination in Core (0)

Required Concentration (51 credits)
PSYC 599 Comprehensive Examination in Psychology (0)
PSYC 604 Group Process (3)
PSYC 606 Family Counseling (3)
PSYC 608 Psychopathology (3)
PSYC 609 Career and Vocational Counseling (3)
PSYC 614 Substance Abuse Education and Counseling (3)
PSYC 617 Ethical and Professional Issues (3)
PSYC 620 Professional Orientation to Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3)
PSYC 630 Crisis Intervention and Trauma (3)
PSYC 640 Diversity in Counseling (3)
PSYC 641 Assessment for Counselors (3)
PSYC 668 Counseling Theories and Techniques I (3)
PSYC 669 Counseling Theories and Techniques II (3)
PSYC 691 Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3)
PSYC 692 Internship I in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3)
PSYC 693 Internship II in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3)
Psychology Electives (6)

Learning Outcomes

Upon program completion, successful students will demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • Research design and analysis
  • Assessment strategies and applications
  • Human development and atypical behavior
  • Multicultural applications
  • Counselor ethics
  • Counseling theory
  • Counselor intervention

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