Argosy University Programs

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Program Information

Argosy University, Schaumburg recognizes the need to offer human services providers the extensive knowledge and range of skills necessary to serve effectively in the profession. Programs have been developed by Argosy University faculty members to enable students to pursue personal and professional goals through completion of a Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program. Courses and curricula are designed to parallel prevailing licensure and certification requirements as closely as possible. Because of variations among states, each student should check with regional authorities to confirm such requirements.

Last year, there were 42 graduates of Argosy University – Schaumburg’s master’s degree in Community Counseling program. The pass rate for graduates taking the NCE examination in 2012 was 80%. Of the admitted students, 90% graduate from the program in the expected time period and 100% of those program graduates responding to surveys who are actively seeking jobs are employed.

Program Outcomes
Professional Identity: Value all aspects of professional functioning, including history, roles, organizational structures, ethics, legalities, standards, and credentialing
Social and Cultural Diversity: Apply core theory and research of the cultural context of relationships, issues, and trends in a multicultural and diverse society to the counseling profession
Human Growth and Development: Interpret and apply core theory and research of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels
Career Development: Apply core theory and research of career development, the psychology of work, and related factors
Helping Relationships: Ethically and effectively deliver a range of counseling and consultation services
Group Work: Understand the theoretical and experiential foundations of group purpose, development, and dynamics; will apply group counseling methods and skills
Assessment: Understand principles of testing and measurement, and will apply both individual and group methods of assessment and evaluation
Research and Program Evaluation: Understand methods and roles of research, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation
Communication: Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in written communication
Interpersonal Effectiveness: Develop and improve positive relationship skills via effective communication, respect for others, appreciation of diversity and cultural sensitivity, and awareness of their impact on others.

CACREP Accreditation
The Argosy University, Schaumburg Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program is accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs can be contacted at 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 535-5990 www.cacrep.org.Currently the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by CACREP under the 2001 Standards as a Community Counseling program. The CACREP 2009 standards combine the Community Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. The counseling department intends to seek accreditation for this program as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when it comes up for re-accreditation, per CACREP guidelines.

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Enhance your career potential by enrolling in this Argosy University, Schaumburg master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information. End your search for clinical mental health counseling programs in Schaumburg at Argosy University, Schaumburg.

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