Federal CIP: 51.1508 Mental Health Counseling/counselor
The D. Clifton Wood Master of Science in Counseling Psychology provides students with the training and clinical experience needed to pursue licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors with an entry level specialty in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Accreditation for the program is being pursued with the appropriate accrediting agency (i.e., CACREP or MPCAC).
The D. Clifton Wood Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program is an online program. Courses are taken online, although internships and practica will be conducted in an in-person format. The program is 60 credit hours. To complete the program in 2 years, a student may take 3 courses per semester (9 hours) or 2 courses and an internship/practicum in each of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Taking fewer or more courses each semester would modify the time taken to complete the degree. Students must complete the program within 5 years of beginning.
The D. Clifton Wood Masters in Counseling Psychology program requires graduates of the program to develop the following Learning Outcomes. Students should be able to:
1. Evaluate, critique and integrate the broad range of counseling theories, perspectives, and techniques that comprise contemporary mental health counseling.
2. Select, assess and critique the application of counseling theories, perspectives, and techniques to resolving case examples and real human problems.
3. Select and defend the application of ethical and professional values, legal standards, and regulations of clinical mental health counselors to a range of professional settings and interactions.
4. Explain and evaluate their own whole-person development.