Educational Leadership and Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

MA ED in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Program Director - Dr. Ki Chae

  Assistant Professor
  Office: Education Center, Room 344
  Phone: 910.521.6753
  Research and Teaching Page


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MA ED in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to assist graduate students in the development of competencies necessary for functioning in the role of professional counselor in a variety of settings. The M.A.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) and meets the standards established by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors for Professional Counselor licensure (LPC) and the National Board of Certified Counselors’ standards for national certification as a professional counselor (NCC). The American Counseling Association Ethics and Professional Standards and the American Mental Health Counseling Association principles are used as guides in developing and revising the program’s curriculum. The program is located in the School of Education, Department of Public Administration and Counseling, and shares a common core of classes with the Professional School Counseling Program.

What do Clinical Mental Health Counselors do?

Clinical Mental Health Counselors develop professional relationships with individuals, families, couples, and groups to promote mental health and wellness.  Clinical mental health counselors address problems of living such as transitional stress, depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. They are also involved in their communities through outreach activities, advocacy, and psychoeducation.

Class Requirements for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program