LMU INTRODUCES MASTER OF EDUCATION IN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
July 2, 2009 - Harrogate, Tennessee — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will introduce a revamped counseling concentration within the Carter and Moyers School of Education this fall. The new Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling degree program will better provide students with the knowledge, skills, proficiencies and dispositions to meet the changing counseling needs of clients. It will also allow graduates of the program to satisfy the State of Tennessee’s academic coursework and internship requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC).
“The Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling is a response to interest expressed by current and former students who are in the Mental Health Agency counseling profession,” said Dr. Fred Bedelle, dean of the Carter and Moyers School of Education. “It provides those students with the opportunity to receive the additional training that enables them to become certified at a level above what we have traditionally offered. We think it is support for agency counseling and counselors that this area needs.”
The 60 credit-hour program satisfies the nine core areas addressed by the Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The curriculum requires a minimum of 150 clock hours in practicum and a 900 clock-hour internship in a mental health setting. Upon graduation, students will be qualified to apply to take the National Counselor’s Exam, which is a requirement for licensure in Tennessee and other states.
With required courses including those in ethics and multicultural issues, career development, personality, counseling theory, psychopathology and psychopharmacology, the mental health counseling program will provide solid academic preparation in counseling and related research, as well as meaningful clinical experience through practicum and internship placements.
Like all of the graduate programs in education, the new concentration is geared to the working professional and offers courses in late afternoon/evening. The program will be available at the main campus in Harrogate, Tenn., and at the Maryville, Tenn., extended campus site. Classes begin August 17. For more information on the Counseling program call 423.869.6223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at email@example.com.
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