Ashland Theological Seminary offers a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This 64 credit, CACREP accredited program provides training in clinical mental health counseling while integrating biblical principles. Students will complete the program with the support of their cohort at either the Ashland campus or Columbus center. The practicum and internship experiences are designed to support students in gaining clinical skills with supportive supervision with the opportunity to focus on an area that they wish to build a career around. Graduates have pursued careers in settings in private practice, community mental health clinics, and military and institutional chaplaincies to name a few. Graduates will be prepared to pursue professional licensure as a clinical mental health counselor.
Courses include: fundamentals of biblical interpretation; fundamentals of christian theology; spiritual themes in clinical counseling; introduction to clinical mental health counseling; counseling techniques; counseling theories; human growth and development; social and cultural issues in counseling; lifestyle and career counseling; professional ethics and responsibilities; introduction to research methods and design; assessment; practicum in counseling; internship in counseling; introduction to substance abuse; personality assessment; differential diagnosis; treatment of mood and anxiety disorders; and crisis counseling.
- Average Graduate Tuition: $5,713.00
- Application Deadline: Open Enrollment
- Credits Required: 64