The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offered by the Lipscomb University allows students to provide counseling services in a variety of settings in the community such as mental health centers, private practices, and churches. Our program’s emphasis on faith integration is especially helpful for those who wish to practice in faith-related settings (although students are not limited to only these settings).
The degree requires a core set of classes that are required for all students seeking LPC licensure in Tennessee as well as elective hours that allow students to acquire the minimum of 60 graduate hours needed for this licensure.
Students are also required to complete one year of practicum and internship totaling 750 hours of supervised clinical experience; this experience helps the students develop their skills as counselors, preparing them for the counseling profession.
Students may also choose to specialize in play therapy by taking two play therapy electives and one semester of Internship in play therapy. Students also have the option of completing a thesis if they are considering a future doctorate degree.
Last academic year, there were 34 graduates of Lipscomb University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on licensing examinations. The pass rate for graduates taking the NCE examination in the 2016 – 2017 academic year was 100%. Of the admitted students, 56% graduate from the program in the expected time period**. and 92% of those program graduates responding to surveys who are actively seeking jobs are employed.
- Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Clinical mental health counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, or other mental or behavioral problems. They provide treatment and support to help clients heal.
- Play Therapist
After becoming a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist, you can become a registered play therapist. A registered play therapist will use play therapy to help clients (regardless of age) find healing and achieve the growth they desire.
The program holds CACREP accreditation.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Theories of Counseling and Personality
- Introduction to Clinical Mental Health
- Introduction to Psychopathology and Adaptive Behavior
- Lifespan Development
- Research Methods and Statistics
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesHealth Management Health Sciences Counselling View 1952 other Masters in Health Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Lipscomb University's online application
- An essay of purpose
- Three letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts from all schools attended
- GRE scores (waived if you already hold a master's degree or above a 3.0 GPA)
International29341 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 24 months.
National29341 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 24 months.
Living costs for Memphis
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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