The coursework requirements are designed to meet the requirements for licensing in the State of Georgia. In addition, the license as a professional counselor requires postgraduate counseling experience and supervision, as well as successfully completing the licensing exam.
The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree is designed to prepare students to function as a counselor in a variety of community settings, including but not limited to:
1.Mental health centers
4.Residential treatment centers
6.Helping or human service oriented program
Counseling is an applied profession that employs skills, instrumentation, and techniques to facilitate the progress of each person being served. The counselor is prepared to:
1.Work individually with clients on educational, vocational, social, emotional or personal problems
2.Work with groups of clients on educational, vocational, social, emotional or personal problems
3.Consult with other professionals and administrators concerning the clients' developmental needs
4.Participate in psychological assessment programs, including the interpretation of test results
5.Provide information and understanding to clients in the areas of educational, social, or vocational planning
6.Conduct and facilitate local research efforts.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Mercer University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).