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Clinical Counseling Program Outcomes

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 + 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 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).

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

Clinical Counseling: Addictions

Year

Number of Graduates

LAC Pass Rate

2 yr2-yr Completion Rate

Employment Rate

2020

1

N/A

90%

90%

Clinical Counseling: Mental Health

Year

Number of Graduates

NCRE Pass Rate

2 yr Completion Rate

Employment Rate

2020

22

85%

96%

92%

2019

27

87%

90%

90%

2018

18

91%

20%

90%

Clinical Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling

Year

Number of Graduates

CRC Pass Rate

2 yr Completion Rate

Employment Rate

2020

2

50%

92%

92%

2019

14

64%

95%

95%

2018

15

76%

85%

92%