Argosy University 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.
- Program Outcome One: Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice
Value all aspects of professional functioning, including history, roles, organizational structures, ethical standards, legalities, advocacy, and credentialing.
- Program Outcome Two: 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.
- Program Outcome Three: Human Growth and Development
Interpret and apply core theory and research of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels and in multicultural contexts.
- Program Outcome Four: Career Development
Apply core theory and research of career development, the psychology of work, and related factors in career planning and decision making.
- Program Outcome Five: Helping Relationships
Deliver ethical and effective counseling and consultation services consistent with professional research and practice across a range of settings in a multicultural society.
- Program Outcome Six: Group Work
Apply methods, skills, and other group approaches in a multicultural society using theories of group counseling, principles of group dynamics, facilitation styles, and direct experiences.
- Program Outcome Seven: Assessment
Analyze principles of testing and measurement, and incorporate social, ethical, and cultural factors in both individual and group methods of assessment and evaluation.
- Program Outcome Eight: Research and Program Evaluation
Apply research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation to inform ethical and culturally relevant evidence-based practice and to advance the counseling profession.