Argosy University Programs

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Program Information

The Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Argosy University, Denver is designed to provide students with a sound foundation for the practice of professional counseling. The program introduces students to basic counseling skills that integrate individual and group theoretical foundations of professional counseling into appropriate client interaction and intervention skills. The Argosy University, Denver mental health counseling degree program is designed to emphasize the development of attitudes, knowledge, and skills essential in the formation of professional counselors who are committed to the ethical provision of quality services.

Thus, the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program is committed to educating and training students to enter a professional career as master’s-level counseling practitioners who can function ethically and effectively as skilled professionals with demonstrated knowledge of social and cultural diversity. Students are prepared for licensure as professional counselors in the state of Colorado and alumni serve clients throughout North America.

Last year, there were 23 graduates of Argosy University – Denver’s master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on licensing examinations. The pass rate for graduates taking the NCE examination in 2012 was 100%. Of the admitted students, 95% graduate from the program in the expected time period and 55% of those program graduates responding to surveys who are actively seeking jobs are employed.

Career Outcomes
This Argosy University, Denver mental health counseling degree program is designed to prepare you for a career as a counselor who may work in a variety of settings, including:
• private and group practices
• substance abuse treatment facilities
• hospitals and clinics
• correctional institutions
• schools and universities
• government agencies

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.

Argosy University, Denver Receives CACREP Accreditation
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), an independent agency for accrediting counseling programs recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has granted conditional accreditation to Argosy University, Denver’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision program through 2014.

As a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), CACREP grants accredited status to graduate-level programs in the professional counseling field. The CACREP scope of accreditation includes: addiction counseling; career counseling; clinical mental health counseling; marriage, couple and family counseling; school counseling, student affairs and college counseling; and counselor education and supervision.

Enhance your career potential by enrolling in this Argosy University, Denver 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 Denver at Argosy University, Denver.

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