The MS in Mental Health Counseling is designed to transform compassionate and focused
individuals into highly skilled, competitive master's level clinicians. The program
is committed to the practitioner-scholar model of training, encouraging students to
integrate psychological theory, techniques, and research into clinical practice. The
cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) model is emphasized and students are provided the
unique opportunity to practice CBT techniques and conceptualization with video-taped,
standardized mock patients.
Our MS students are dedicated to promoting ethical, empirically-based treatments in
private and public healthcare and correctional settings. The program endeavors to
inspire students to be active in the field of psychology as members of professional
organizations, attendees to local and national conferences, and participants in specialized
trainings. Culturally and individually diverse and underserved populations are always
considered in assessment and treatment. The program is dedicated to instilling multicultural
awareness in its clinical training. Above all, the program strives to bring the best
of the discipline and practice of counseling and clinical health psychology to enhance
the health and well-being of all individuals.