Mission Statement: The mission of the Clinical Mental Health faculty is to provide counseling students with the most recent research, technology, training, and supervision required to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Program faculty are committed to training students who are knowledgeable, ethical, competent, self-aware, and professionally mature, who hold a strong counselor identity and display a respect for diverse populations and multiculturalism. The Clinical Mental Health Program will qualify students as counselors and provide them with the necessary skills to become fully functioning counselors in a variety of related settings and fields to work in an evolving diverse society. The program is teaching-centered with professors. The Master of Arts with a major in clinical mental health is for students who wish to work in various public or private settings, requires 60 semester hours.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Clinical Mental Health with a concentration in School Counseling faculty is to equip the counselor with the knowledge and skill necessary to supply guidance and counseling services in a school setting. The school counselor will be able to provide direct counseling to students; consult with parents, teachers and administrators; act as a liaison between the school and outside agencies; and facilitate classroom guidance activities. The graduate program concentration in school counseling prepares students to be public school counselors and requires 60 semester hours. Students are required to pass a comprehensive exam as a program completion requirement. Texas Counselor certification requires completion of an approved master’s degree, two years of teaching experience, and a passing score on the state mandated examination, the TExES test and an internship in a school setting.
Enrollment in courses with the COUN prefix (with the exception of COUN 6013 ) requires admission to the Master of Arts in clinical mental health program or permission of the Counseling Program Coordinator.