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Graduates of our Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program will become professionals who:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to counseling needs of culturally and linguistically diverse deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing, including etiology, diagnosis (including co-occurring disorders), assessment, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, and who can:
    • Employ developmentally and culturally appropriate prevention and intervention techniques within an accepted theoretical framework
    • Develop effective treatment plans, manage multiple client loads, and work with managed care
    • Effectively counsel individuals, small groups, couples, and families from diverse populations
    • Function as consultations and advocates in various mental health settings, including schools and community agencies
  • Communicate effectively with others, express themselves in writing, and can accurately interpret research and apply it to practice
  • Show sensitivity, genuineness, and positive regard for others, practice high levels of self-awareness, and demonstrate a commitment to personal growth and ongoing professional development
  • Comprehend legal and ethical standards pertaining to mental health counselors and consistently integrate an ethical decision-making model into their professional work
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M.A. in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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