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Counseling (School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Concentration)

M.Sc.
36 months
Duration
759 USD/credit
759 USD/credit
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About

The Counseling (School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Concentration) program from National Louis University is designed for students who are interested in working as a school counselor or clinical mental health counselor.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

What You Will Learn

  • The many facets of being a professional counselor, including the importance of advocating for clients, and adhering to ethical and legal guidelines
  • A breadth of different counseling theories and skills, including technological competencies
  • An appreciation of and opportunities to deepen self-awareness
  • How to understand people from a developmental perspective with consideration for client context, culture and diversity

The Counseling (School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Concentration) program from National Louis University is to train highly competent and humane individuals in the greater Chicago area who are interested in working in schools or clinical mental health agencies in urban, suburban, small town, and rural areas. The faculty is committed to providing experiential opportunities for students that link research and theory with hands-on experiences aimed at promoting personal, scholarly, and professional development. The counseling curriculum prepares individuals to become licensed professional counselors and/or licensed professional educators with an endorsement in school counseling in the State of Illinois. Students will be trained to be diversity-sensitive counselors with expertise for working in an increasingly global society.

In pursuit of this mission, the program has the following goals and outcomes:

Program Goals

The program faculty design the program and individual courses in such a way as to:

  • Provide students with the academic training and professional experiences needed to develop counseling knowledge and skills, including technological competencies as a professional counselor.
  • Provide students with opportunities for self-reflection, and to impress upon students the necessity of continuing education, as well as the need for ongoing personal self-awareness and growth.
  • Instill in students an appreciation for the worth of each individual, a developmental perspective on human growth over the lifespan, and an awareness of the importance of context, culture, and diversity.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Fundamentals of Counseling 
  • Counseling and Human Development in a Multicultural Society 
  • Clinical Techniques of Counseling 
  • Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 
  • Introduction to Theory and Practice of Family Therapy 
  • Theories of Counseling 
  • Professional Practice and Ethics in Human Services 
  • Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling 
  • Counseling for Career Development 
  • Counseling Practicum 
  • School Counseling: Theory, Issues and Practice 
  • Trauma and Crisis Intervention Theory Response Models and Techniques 
  • Psychopharmacology for Counselors 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

60–67

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Complete an admission interview with a faculty member
  • Submit a written response to questions provided by the Office of Admissions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    759 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 759 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    759 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 759 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

We are pleased to announce that for all students starting in the Summer 2020 (July) term, NLU is offering brand new undergraduate scholarships for international students! The new scholarships are listed below:

10% Automatic Opportunity Scholarship 

  • Applies to All NLU Undergraduate Programs including Hospitality Management
  • Eligible to Freshman and Transfer Students

50% #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship 

  • Awarded to Two Students Every Fall Term
  • Eligible to Freshman Undergraduate Students Only
  • Deadline is July 1st

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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