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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

University of Bridgeport

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
760 USD/credit
760 USD/credit
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Tuition fee
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About

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration, offered by the University of Bridgeport, is designed to prepare students to function effectively in public or private agencies that provide direct services to clients with mental health and substance abuse issues. 

Overview

At the University of Bridgeport, graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration are eligible for licensure as professional counselors (L.P.C.) in Connecticut. 60 credits are required for the master’s degree and licensure in Connecticut and most other states. This program may be accomplished on a full-time or part-time basis.

The objectives of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration foster the individual growth and professional development of students, preparing them for careers as licensed professional counselors who provide psychotherapy services.

Graduates will have a basic knowledge foundation in the areas of legal, ethical, professional issues in counseling, social and cultural foundations, human growth and development, career development, helping relationships, group work, appraisal, evidence based therapy, research methods and program evaluation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evidence understanding of the role of a counselor; including ethical practice, counselor behaviors and professional associations
  • Demonstrate knowledge, awareness and skills requisite for counseling persons from different cultural contexts and of different levels of ability
  • Apply counseling theories, techniques and intervention to practice; in individual and group settings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical use of appraisal instruments
  • Demonstrate an ability to diagnose mental health status
  • Demonstrate an ability to review counseling research and integrate its contribution to specific areas of knowledge
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Theories of Counseling
  • Strategies & Techniques of Counseling
  • Appraisal Processes for Counselors
  • Addiction & Treatment
  • Research Methods
  • Human Growth & Development

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

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.
2.75

English requirements

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
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or recognized international institution
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Nine credits in undergraduate psychology coursework with a grade of B or higher
  • Application and application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • International transcripts must include an official course-by-course evaluation of all academic work from an accredited academic evaluating service
  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    760 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 760 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    760 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 760 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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