Goddard College

Goddard College

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Address:

123 Pitkin Road

Plainfield, VT 05667

United States

Phone:

1-800-906-8312

Fax:

1-802-454-1174

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is intended for students wishing to prepare for clinical work and licensing or who wish to go on to a doctoral program and need to demonstrate the development of clinical acumen through their course work, internship experiences, and final product. This degree option requires a minimum of 60 semester credit hours.

Students pursuing this degree will address the program’s core courses and relevant electives from a counseling perspective. As with all courses for all students, each student is required to bring an individualized area of interest to their work. These areas may be singular or varied, but students pursing the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are expected to focus on issues of relevance to their counseling professional and personal development. Faculty mentors and advisors are eager to work with students to incorporate personal areas of interest into all of their work.

Becoming a counselor is a complex and emotional process. In addition to standard academic learning, counselor education involves a personal journey in which students bring their whole and authentic selves to the learning process. The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree encourages students to explore their own learning and emotional journey through seeking their own personal counseling experience. The Community Life staff assists students in finding counseling in their home communities. The CMHC degree also encourages students to join the American Counseling Association and their state mental health associations, in part to access the peer support and resources available, such as counselor referral networks.

LOW-RESIDENCY MODEL

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is offered in Goddard’s unique low-residency model, which removes the barriers between living your life and learning. In our low-residency model, each semester begins with an eight-day residency on our campus in Plainfield, Vermont.  Following the residency, there are 16 weeks of independent work and self-reflection in close collaboration with a faculty advisor and course mentors.

Accreditation:

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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Rural Area

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