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Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders

Grand Canyon University

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Children and adolescents can be susceptible to a wide range of psychological, emotional and behavioral issues. As a future mental health counselor, you may decide to focus your practice on supporting the next generation. Earn your Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders at Grand Canyon University.

Overview

As a student in the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders at Grand Canyon University, you will focus on core competencies such as clinical assessment, research methodologies, trauma counseling and counseling skills. 

Explore the application of psychological principles as they are applied specifically to children and adolescents. Areas of discussion include school and family life issues, child-parent relationships and developmental disorders.

The courses selected for the childhood and adolescence counseling MS degree are designed to meet the academic requirements established by the National Board for Certified Counselors for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential, the Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) credential and the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. 

Careers

As a future mental health counselor who specializes in childhood and adolescent populations, you might find yourself working with clients who struggle with homelessness, childhood trauma, bullying, abuse and neglect. You might work with clients who have substance use disorders or eating disorders. There is a demand for mental health counselors to work in a variety of settings, including the following:

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Private therapy practice
  • Social service agencies
  • Juvenile detention centers
  • Domestic violence and homeless shelters

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in Counseling 
  • Professional Counseling, Ethical, and Legal Considerations
  • Theories and Models of Counseling 
  • Substance Use Disorders and Addictions
  • Counseling the Culturally Diverse 
  • Group Counseling 
  • Principles of Psychopharmacology

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

74 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

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.
2.8
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
500

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    530 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 530 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    530 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 530 USD per credit and a duration of  .

Funding

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