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About this course

The Mental Health Counseling Program is designed to prepare counselors/therapists for work in the field of mental health and requires a full academic year of field experience (internship) in a mental health setting. It requires extensive field experience.

The Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling is a fifty-one (51) semester hour program embracing a range of knowledge and skills including extensive clinical practice in human service milieus such as community and private mental health agencies, correctional facilities, and gerontological settings. The program emphasizes education, theory, therapy and consultation. Students are prepared to provide mental health services to individuals, families and community groups.

Classes are held at the Warner Robins Center. Students who complete this program are eligible for licensure as a professional counselor in the State of Georgia (LPC) after gaining appropriate supervised practice and passing the State Composite Board Examination for Professional Counselors. Completion of the program may also lead to certification by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). Opportunities for employment may be found in mental health agencies, substance abuse treatment facilities, gerontological facilities, psychiatric hospitals, correctional and rehabilitation centers, VA hospitals and other helping agencies. A full academic year of supervised internship provides the student with actual mental health counseling experience in a helping agency.