Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Prepare for a career as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
LaGrange College launches a master's degree program in Clinical Mental Health in fall, 2015. If you see yourself working as a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in settings such as mental health agencies, residential treatment programs or private practice, then this program may be for you.
Balance your life and your degree.
Classes meet exclusively in the evenings so you can meet your other obligations and still advance professionally.
Make a difference.
As a Counseling student, you will plan and implement service and advocacy projects in the community while earning your degree.
Get the preparation you need.
LaGrange’s program provides a full 60 credit-hour degree that is based on the standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Enjoy real-world experience.
You will benefit from three clinical experiences during your time in the program, graduating with 700 hours of experience in clinical settings.
Find support for the journey.
Financial aid is available. Students also move through the program as a cohort, allowing for deep relationships between fellow students and faculty members.
The program is designed to be as cost-effective and valuable as possible. Expenses for the degree include $675 per credit hour; cost is estimated to be $40,500. Financial aid is available.
Ashlee Lanham: Making a difference as a counsellor.
When Ashlee Lanham became frustrated about choosing a career, she began looking for something fulfilling. What she found was a LaGrange College graduate program that would enhance her future and allow her to spend her days doing something truly satisfying.
The Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60 credit-hour program that may be finished within two calendar years. Proposed classes include:
Theories of Counseling
Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Advocacy, Programme Development, and Service Delivery
Strategies and Techniques in Counseling
Service Learning and/or Advocacy Project
Practicum (100 hours of clinical experience)
Professional Practice and Ethics
Life Span Development
Internship I (300 hours of clinical experience)
Assessment and Diagnosis
Agency Shadowing Experience; Cultural Immersion; or
Study Away Experience
Internship II (300 hours of clinical experience)
Research and Programme Evaluation
Crisis, Trauma and Grief Counseling
Principles of Management, Consultation, and Supervision
Bachelor's degree in any field from a regionally accredited college or university
3 Letters of Reference
Short essay describing the journey that led you to choose to counsel as a career