Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

Address:

Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

4170 City Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131

United States

Phone:

1-800-999-6998

Fax:

1-215-871-6719

Program Information

Degree Offered:

M.S. - Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Mental Health Counseling program is designed to meet the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) educational requirements in many states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Elective courses provide the opportunity to receive advanced training in addictions treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, applied behavioral analysis and counseling in medical settings.

PCOM offers two MS programs:

  • Mental Health Counseling (60 credits)
  • Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology (48 credits)

The Mental Health Counseling program provides specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy and training in empirically supported treatment techniques.

The program is designed to be completed in two years by full-time students. Full- and part-time options are available. Most courses meet in the evenings, and a few courses meet on Saturdays.

The mission of the program is to prepare highly skilled, compassionate counselors to provide empirically based, culturally sensitive and collaborative interventions.

Grounded in the cognitive-behavioral tradition, this program trains practitioner-scholars to offer assessment, therapy, consultation, program evaluation, social justice advocacy and follow-up services.

Incorporating knowledge of the biopsychosocial model (mind + body + interpersonal/culture/community), the program provides a foundation for ethical practice that facilitates the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

The program prepares master’s-level graduates to pursue further doctoral training and/or credentialing as a licensed professional counselor to work in the mental health field.

The Mental Health Counseling program is designed to meet the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) educational requirements in many states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Elective courses provide the opportunity to receive advanced training in addictions treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, applied behavioral analysis and counseling in medical settings.

Career Options:

  • This curriculum fulfills the course requirements for becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in many states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • The addictions/offender counseling specialization provides students with a foundational curriculum, additional coursework, and specialized practicum experiences to prepare them to work in addiction recovery and correctional settings.

Accreditation:

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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999