Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The graduate program in clinical mental health counseling has a mission of training reflective, ethical practitioners who work in a variety of mental health settings. The program faculty is committed to providing a dynamic education that prepares students to promote health and wellness in an ever-changing world. An emphasis is placed on both professional and personal development, recognizing that well-prepared professionals are those who possess relevant academic training, as well as the self-understanding and awareness needed to facilitate growth, development, and healing among others. The faculty provide an open and stimulating intellectual climate that prepares professional counselors who:

• Respect cultures, values, beliefs, and talents of all people

• Conceptualize human behavior by applying theory to specific issues

• Develop appropriate knowledge and skills to effectively affect wellness and facilitate change

• Reflect professional ethics

• Commit to professional development that is essential for growth in learning, advocacy, and service

• Commit to professional counseling based upon lifelong reflection and learning

• Value the contextual and interactive roles between the profession and the community

• Believe that professional counselors must be effective oral and written communicators

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Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

Meet the Faculty


Laura HarrawoodLaura Harrawood, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Counseling
Director of M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Internship Coordinator

Clark Hall, 301
(618) 537-6137