- 60 Credit Hours
Spring 2024 Application Due | Classes start Jan. 8, 2024
Spring 2024 Completed File Due | Classes start Jan. 8, 2024
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (CMHC) at Concordia University Chicago prepares graduates with the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to address complex human issues and to empower optimal wellness and growth working with diverse populations. The CMHC core curriculum and clinical activities highlight excellence in the vocation of counseling and emphasize the Christian beliefs of integrity, truth, and freedom. CMCH program faculty promote student personal and professional growth through encouragement of self-reflection, clarification of values, technique development and engagement in the field of counseling.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program prepares candidates as qualified entry level counselors able to practice in a variety of contexts. These settings may include community agencies, residential settings, social service agencies, hospitals, religious organizations, and private practice. Candidates from the program exhibit high standards of professionalism while integrating theory, technique, and ethics into every aspect of their careers. The program requirements reflect current educational components of the Licensed Professional Counselor examination in the State of Illinois. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree also holds special and unique accreditation by the Council of Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).
The mission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Concordia University Chicago is to prepare graduates with the professional knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to address the wide variety of complex issues and empower diverse populations to promote optimal wellness and growth. Graduate students receive a high-quality education emphasizing Christian beliefs through integrity, competency, and leadership skills. The program also recognizes, values, and instills the development of techniques, conduct, and self-reflection imperative to effectiveness as professionals within a diverse community and world.
The CACREP-accredited CMHC program at CUC is based on objectives that provide students with curricular and clinical experiences rooted in reflection, multicultural competence, and professional identification.
|Provide candidates with a core academic array of courses in compliance with national standards of counseling programs.||
|Training through the utilization of various techniques and approaches to assist graduates in building therapeutic counselor/client relationships and effecting change.||
|Advance opportunities for student personal and professional growth in appropriate counselor dispositions through timely and effective feedback throughout the program.||
|Enhance student professional identity by encouragement in professional counseling organizations and offering more opportunities to work with core faculty in presentations, etc.||
|Provide counselor education training for a diverse student body with quality clinical experiences and supervision.||
|Prepare students to serve and collaborate with integrity as professional counselors with multicultural, diverse and marginal populations.||
|Timely review and updating of course content and delivery approaches based on best practice and changing needs.||
|Create and support a diverse faculty instructional environment.||
|Encourage greater use of technology and key program data collection by students and faculty in the instructional process.||
The Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a counselor education program and is one of six degrees offered within the Division of Human Services.
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