Department of
Counselor Education

 

Clinical Counseling Program

 

Program Outcomes

A degree in clinical counseling provides a professional identity for counselors as they work with other human service providers in agencies, group homes, businesses, hospitals, and private practice.

 

Licensure and Certification

The Clinical Counseling program offers a 60 credit hour curriculum, which meets educational standards as set forth by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP). Clinical Counseling graduates are eligible to apply for several national-level certifications and for professional licensing in Kansas. Depending on which concentration graduates have completed, they typically apply to become NAADAC-certified addiction counselors, the NBCC-nationally certified counselors and/or certified mental health counselors, and/or CRCC-certified rehabilitation counselors.

The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) was established to promote professional credentialing standards for counselors. Eligibility for NBCC certification requires a graduate degree in Counseling from a CACREP-accredited program and passing the National Counselor Exam (NCE).

In Kansas, the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential in requires a master's degree in counseling and a total of 60 or more semester credit hours in 10 specified topics, and passing the National Counselor Exam (NCE).

 

Professional Identity

The Clinical Counseling program prepares professional counselors who qualify for membership in the American Counseling Association, the nation’s primary counseling association. 

 

CACREP Program Outcome Data

The five-year program completion percentages identified below reflect program completers of the full-time, two-year program. Program candidates working in part- or full-time positions may require more time to complete the program. 

 Year

Program Applications / Yr

Program Enrollment

Degrees
Awarded

2-yr Completion Rate

Licensure
Pass Rate
(First Testing)

2017

47 44 14 24.0% 91%

2016

49 46 11 23.5% 71%

2015

46 43 11 25.5% 94%

2014

47 43 11 25.5% 95%

2013

36

35

12

34.2%

81%

2012

29

29

13

89.7%

83%

2011

26

30

8

61.5%

66%

2010

31

29

14

96.6%

66%

Mean

38.875

37.375

11.75

47.56%

81%