Clinical Counseling 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.
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