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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialist in Education (EdS)
Offered By: College of Education & Behavioral Science
Graduate School
Application Deadline: April 1

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is a 60-hour program of study that requires coursework consistent with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation standards. Our program prepares students for careers as professional counselors who meet the highest standards for delivering counseling services in a wide variety of community and agency settings. Clinical Mental health counselors work with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental, developmental, and emotional disorders and to promote optimum mental health. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the National Counselor Examination (NCE) offered by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) in order to qualify for both National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Arkansas Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) status. An important aspect of our mission is to aid students and graduates become certified and/or licensed as professional counselors. The faculty believes that it is also our mission to instill a strong sense of professional identity, appreciation for our rich knowledge base and develop expertise in the skills of counseling.