Graduate Outcomes - Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Judson University Christian College | Judson University Christian College

Objectives and Graduate Outcomes

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling will equip its graduates to:

  • Summarize historical aspects of counseling theory and practice and associate them with current practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of appropriate counseling techniques with both individuals and groups, including crisis intervention skills and both short and long term plans.
  • Exhibit cultural competence in client advocacy and counseling.
  • Illustrate how theories, models, and principles of human development apply to service delivery systems in various settings impacting individuals, groups, and communities.
  • Analyze career/occupational development theories and trends, and create plans that encourage self-help.
  • Explain principles of assessment central to appropriate treatment plans, including biopsychosocial, human development theories, family dynamics, and normal or abnormal pathology.
  • Exhibit appropriate use of diagnostic tools such as the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, and appropriately diagnose clinical mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Recognize characteristics of individuals, families, and communities served by clinical mental health counseling services, and develop effective strategies for providing access to appropriate resources.
  • Acquire an understanding of ethical and legal counseling principles, integrated with Biblical truths and Christian values for effective application in professional practice.
  • Articulate personal values, interpersonal style,strengths, and limitations in relation to professional counselor requirements,and be familiar with clinical mental health counseling professional standards

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