100 Second Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The 60-credit CACREP-accredited Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at LIU Brentwood prepares you for a career as mental health counselor. You will learn individual and group counseling techniques to help youths, adults, couples, parents and families work through their problems and issues. As a mental health counselor, you can have a positive and meaningful impact on people. The M.S. in Mental Health Counseling will provide counselors with the preparation and support they need to help others experience healthy, fulfilled lives.
LIU Brentwood is a leader in preparing students for careers in counseling and development. We provide an educational environment that fosters the personal and professional growth of future counselors and related professionals while upholding the highest ethical standards and respect for individual differences. Our faculty members are actively engaged in mental health counseling and frequently contribute to publications and conferences.
The program integrates mental health counseling theories and approaches with carefully supervised practical experiences in state-of-the-art appropriate field settings. The training comprises individual counseling as well as group and other systemic modalities within the developmental model and brief therapy framework. This is an individualized program emphasizing self-development and the integration of individual and group counseling theories and techniques, with a strong emphasis on carefully supervised clinical experiences. Each degree candidate will be required to complete 100 hours of counseling practicum (EDC 669) as follows: 90 hours in a school of mental health agency site and 10 hours off site with clients who will be audio-tapes and 600 hours of internship experience (EDC 683, EDC 684).
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999