Department of
Counselor Education

 

Clinical Counseling Program

 

Program Outcomes

A degree in clinical counseling provides an identity for mental health 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 meets the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) requirements of the state of Kansas and national certifying boards. Although other states' requirements vary, most are patterned after a national board.

The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) was established to promote professional credentialing standards for counselors. Eligibility for NBCC certification consists of graduating from this CACREP accredited Clinical Counseling Program and passing the National Counselor Exam (NCE).

Licensure as a LPC in Kansas requires a master's degree with at least 60 semester hours in the specified areas and to have passed the NCE. After two years experience as a LPC, one is eligible to take the LCPC exam.

 

Professional Identity

ESU's Clinical Counseling program prepares professional counselors who qualify for membership in the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the American Counseling Association, the nation’s two primary professional mental health counseling associations. 

 

CACREP Program Outcome Data

The five-year completion rate percentages identified below reflect those students who complete the full-time, two-year program. Many of the students in this program are working in part- or full-time positions and their work schedule reflects how rapidly they can complete the program.

Please contact the Department of Counselor Education at 620-341-5220 and ask to speak to the Clinical Counseling program coordinator for up-to-date information regarding employment outcomes of our graduates.  

Clinical Counseling positions are expected to grow much faster than average, with primary employment settings being health care, social assistance, and governmental positions. 

 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%