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This program prepares students to practice as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in diverse contexts. As part of the overall CACREP accredited counseling program, Clinical Mental Health Counseling students are exposed to a wide variety of theories and skills, research and assessment techniques, professional identity and ethical concerns, as well as the importance of advocacy and multicultural-social justice principles for working with clients. Our students can expect to be challenged, supported, and encouraged to excel throughout their learning experience toward earning their master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and begin their residency towards the LPC.
Opportunities for study abroad in Italy and Ireland to count for select classes
Chance to take the National Counselor Exam before you graduate
Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP)
Elect to take courses as a full-time or part-time student
Courses are offered in the late-afternoons and evenings to accommodate students with multiple responsibilities
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This course provides an opportunity to learn one's personal style for supervision, to have supervised field supervision experiences and to gain an understanding of the different models of supervision. Prerequisites: Admission to the Counseling Graduate Program or graduate director approval; COUN 601, COUN 669.
The course offers a study of the family as a system, family life cycle stages, tasks, and difficulties that families may experience as they move through their developmental stages. Concepts and principles applicable to helping people within a systems perspective will also be discussed. Prerequisites: Admission to the Counseling graduate program or graduate director approval; COUN 601, COUN 633, and COUN 650.
This course will examine the broad range of roles and functions of the mental health counselor within contemporary professional practice settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the counseling graduate program or graduate director approval.
Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Applicants may hold a bachelor’s degree in any field and must submit the following:
Online application at the Office of Graduate Admissions website
GRE Scores waived for Fall 2021 (for Spring 2022) and Spring 2022 (for Summer and Fall 2022) applications
Two Letters of Recommendation
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Counseling master’s degree students are sometimes awarded assistantships in various ODU offices including Academic Skills, Financial Aid, Office of Intercultural Relations, Resident Life, Student Activities, Student Development, Student Health Services, Student Life, and Vice President of Student Services. Students interesting in obtaining an assistantship should apply directly to offices on campus that have assistantships.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
Dr. Emily Goodman-Scott
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