|CLINICAL COUNSELING OVERVIEW|
|CLINICAL COUNSELING INFORMATION|
|DUAL CURRICULUM OPTION|
|PROGRAM OF STUDY|
|CLINICAL COUNSELING OUTCOMES|
|CLINICAL COUNSELING FAQs|
|CLINICAL COUNSELING STUDENT HANDBOOK|
|PRACTICUM & INTERNSHIP|
|PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS / EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION|
An exciting and fast-growing career within the mental health profession today is that of the professional counselor. The professional counselor has seen phenomenal growth and has had remarkable accomplishments in the past decade. The Clinical Counseling program at Emporia State University offers flexibility in preparing professional counselors for a variety of ever-changing careers in the mental health profession.
The Clinical Counseling program is at the forefront of meeting the future challenges in the mental health profession, satisfying the criteria for certification and licensure. Specific therapy and consultation careers provide individual group therapy in the areas of substance abuse, crisis intervention, marriage and family, children and adolescents, older adults, veterans, religious, employment, employee assistance, and career counseling - privately or within agencies.
Practical experience in a counseling setting is an essential part of our curriculum. Students are encouraged to obtain their counseling experience in a variety of settings suited to their career interests.
Our Clinical Counseling program is unique in that its 60 hours meet the core requirements of both Kansas and national certifying and licensing boards. In addition, the elective and clinical experiences allow for diverse interests. While some of the classes in the program are taught online, most of our classes are taught face to face in the classroom.
The curriculum is designed to meet national preparation standards. The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs and the Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting body.
The Clinical Counseling program at ESU provides a logical and developmental course sequence for both full-time and part-time students. Students are encouraged to begin their coursework with several foundational courses that serve as pre-requisites for Practicum coursework.
See the Clinical Counseling Program of Study.
Degree Candidacy Requirements
Candidacy is the formal approval for pursuit of the master's degree after it is determined that all specified criteria have been met. Upon completion of six to twelve hours, students should make application for Degree Candidacy through their advisor. Requirements for degree candidacy are as follows:
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