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Mental Health Counseling

Becker College

24 months
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640 USD/credit
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About

Based on a model of social responsibility in the area ofMental Health Counseling delivery at Becker College, graduates are prepared to act in the best interest of the clients they serve.  Graduate students grow and develop through transformative educational experiences, skilled clinical supervision, a rigorous academic program of study.

Overview

Learning outcomes

  • This Mental Health Counseling at Becker College carefully structured training program prepares graduates for professional success, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning in the field of mental health counseling.  Students in the program acquire professional experience and training through a series of practicum and internships that align with the courses completed.  A unique feature of  the program is the Counselor Training Clinic at Becker College, where graduate students provide counseling services to the community under the direct supervision of licensed mental health professionals.
  • The learning goals of the MA in MHC are closely aligned with the objectives outlined by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). These objectives require common core curricular experiences and demonstrated knowledge in each of eight (8) common core curricular areas required of all students in the program. 

Accreditation

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and meets all pre-master's requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction
  • Human Growth and Development in Counseling 
  • Consultation Team
  • Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice
  • Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health 
  • DBT Skills Group, Behavioral Analysis and Exposure
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Counseling Practicum 
  • Principles and Methods of Assessment
  • Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
  • Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling
  • Group Approaches in Mental Health Counseling 
  • Career Counseling and Development
  • Research methods and Program Evaluation in Mental Health 
  • Research Practicum I
  • Research Practicum II

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Becker College welcomes international students and believes that diversity as a community is a strength that should be celebrated. Our small class sizes, New England campus locations, and welcoming and caring atmosphere make Becker College a great place to study in the United States.
  • Becker College classifies a non-immigrant student as an international applicant. This type of student does not hold U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency (U.S. Resident Alien) and needs a visa to study in the United States. This includes students who are living and/or studying outside the U.S. and students who are living and/or studying in the U.S. at the time of their application for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    640 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 640 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    640 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 640 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Worcester

1100 - 1620 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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