Clinical Mental Health Counseling
With over 165,000 counselors in the United States assisting people with personal, family, mental health, social, educational, and career decisions, problems and concerns, counselors play a significant role in the lives of individuals and communities.
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The Clinical Mental Health Program
The degree program is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a professional clinical counselor.
Since a majority of students are employed, class and curricular offerings are scheduled in the late afternoon, evenings, and weekends to accommodate student schedules.
Our clinical coordinator maintains an ongoing relationship with over 100 agencies and schools and will work collaboratively with you to create a successful internship experience.
Introducing Xavier's Counseling Program
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through March 31, 2022. The CACREP 2009 standards combine the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs.
The Counseling Internship
The Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board requires that a minimum of 600 clock hours of supervised clinical counseling experience in an on-site setting be completed as part of the student's Masters program. The Xavier program is designed to help students meet this requirement by offering 4 semester hours of internship activities.
The following requirements will be met during your internship:
- Direct service counseling activities with individuals and/or groups.
- Supervised activities in the area of diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.
- Face-to-face meetings with an on-site PCC licensed supervisor.