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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

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Program Description

The M.A in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of August, 2016 through August, 2026.

Mental health counseling is a field within the practice of professional counseling. Mental health counselors work with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat emotional and mental disorders and to promote mental health. The settings in which mental health counselors work are diverse and include the following: hospitals, private and public outpatient facilities, schools, agencies, employee assistance, industrial and organizational settings, advocacy, substance abuse treatment facilities, criminal justice, and private practice.

The core faculty who teach and supervise student progress are concerned about the vicissitudes, the challenges, and the difficulties inherent in the human condition; our curriculum reflects these concerns as well as fulfills New York State requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor. We will continually address cultural and social problems as they emerge and change in our diverse and challenging world. We will teach our students to carry out their professional responsibilities in ways that promote social justice. We intend to prepare students to work with children, adolescents, adults, families, groups, and organizations using their highly developed cognitive and affective skills. We believe that counseling professionals ought to have a lifelong learning commitment that will support their continual inquiry into new ways of helping people.

Enrollment Statistics

  • Number of Applicants in 2019-2020: 67 fall 2019 applications
  • Number of students admitted in 2019-2020: 26 fall 2019 admits 
  • Number of students admitted in 2019-2020 who accepted offer of admissions (matriculated into program): 23 (Cohort 11) 
  • Total Number of students enrolled in the program during 2019-2020: 63 (Cohorts 11-9)
  •  Number of students who graduated in 2019-2020: 21 (Cohort 9)

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