Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The two-year program prepares students to become licensed professional clinical counselors

April 21, 2012—The University of Redlands School of Education is accepting applications through June 15 for a new two-year Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program to begin this September.

The 60-unit degree program is designed for those who wish to engage in the practice of professional counseling in nonprofit, psychiatric, community-based and private practice settings.

The coursework and practicum experiences allow graduates to be licensed in most states, prepare them for California licensure with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), and fulfill the educational requirements to sit for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) for National Counselor Certification. Upon completion of the degree, graduates will be eligible to register with the BBS to complete their 3,000-hour internship. 

The application deadline for the fall term is Friday, June 15. Click here to apply.

MFT, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors work with individuals and groups suffering from a variety of mental health issues. Students will be trained to diagnose mental disorders, provide psychotherapeutic intervention, understand the etiology of mental health and substance abuse disorders and engage in effective and collaborative treatment planning. They can work in a variety of settings, usually to treat people dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety and addiction. Some specialize in couples, family and child counseling.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions in the School of Education at 909-748-8064. For questions on the academics of the program, contact assistant professor Janee Both-Gragg at

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