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Professional Counseling Program & Admission Process

The graduate program in professional counseling is designed for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the clinical field, such as providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families. The program offers a practitioner-oriented education to individuals interested in becoming licensed as clinical professional counselors. The program faculty is committed to providing a dynamic education and thorough clinical training that prepares students to promote health and wellness in an ever changing world. The program emphasizes 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. An important emphasis of the program is to promote understanding of the ways in which difference and diversity impact each individual’s life experiences, opportunities, sense of self, and overall emotional well-being.

The program meets Illinois and Missouri state requirements for licensure as a clinical professional counselor. Once licensed, graduates of the program are fully trained to function as therapists in private practice, community mental health settings, social service agencies, healthcare settings, and university counseling centers. Those who desire to do so could also market their skills to organizations as consultants or trainers.


Office of Graduate Admission
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254
618-537-6576
800-BEARCAT ext. 6576
graduate@mckendree.edu

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