Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.A.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.A.

Learn to facilitate growth toward one’s human potential.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.A. educates counselors to become leaders who effectively and compassionately serve the mental health needs of individuals across a lifespan.

Contact us to learn more.

about the program:

  • Focuses on the wide span of personal problems that confront any individual facing the stresses and strains of modern life
  • Provides a holistic education that integrates mind, body and spirit
  • Prepares counselors to work in community mental health centers, private practice, social service agencies, health services organizations, businesses, and educational or pastoral settings

Learning Outcomes for the Clinical Mental Health Program:

  • Skill Competencies
    Learn the culturally appropriate skills and techniques necessary for successful pre-session, in-session, and post-session counseling behaviors

  • Case Conceptualization
    Gain skills to formulate a clear understanding of the client’s struggle, and frame a counseling plan that reflects a theoretical orientation and is respectful of the contextual nature of the client’s world view

  • Counseling Process
    Identify any aspect of counselor-client interaction, total or in part, that can be understood to directly or indirectly affect you, the client, the direction of sessions, and movement toward the resulting outcome of counseling

  • Personal Growth
    Recognize the aspects of your character that enhance work as a counselor, as well as those aspects that serve as obstacles to work as a counselor; work to utilize strengths in addressing any personal obstacles

Application and Matriculation Requirements for the Program

Information about application and matriculation requirements can be viewed here.


The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the following programs within the Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies at the University of Saint Joseph: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) and School Counseling (M.A.)