The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at LCU prepares individuals to become counselors who can serve in a variety of clinical settings such as mental health or social services agencies or private practice. The CMHC program fulfills the academic requirement for licensure as a professional counselor in Texas and other states. The program is delivered in both a face-to-face and online format.
The Mission of the Clinical Mental Health Program Aligns itself with the mission of LCU and the Department of Psychology and Counseling by training ethically- and spiritually-aware mental health counselors who possess the knowledge, values, skills, and personal disposition to promote the mental health and holistic wellness of clients across diverse populations.
Graduates from this program will receive the academic and experiential foundations that will enable them to specialize in a variety of counselor roles, such as community mental health counselors, pastoral counselors, drug and alcohol counselors, trauma counselors, college counselors, and relationship counselors. The program has the goal of providing educational foundations that enable its graduates to enter professionally-satisfying careers, serve others to the best of their abilities, and develop a capacity for intellectual, professional and personal growth.
The CMHC program promotes the following goals:
The CMHC program promotes the following objectives:
LCU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program’s first enrollment period was Fall 2013. The estimated completion time for the CMHC program is 11-12 semesters, with a handful of students graduating in as few as 9 semesters. 100 students enrolled between Fall 2013 and Spring 2015. Twenty-four of these students graduated in the estimated completion time. Eight of the 100 enrolled students changed majors and graduated with degrees from related programs within LCU’s Department of Psychology and Counseling.
Out of 20 participating alumni, 17 indicated jobs within the field of counseling or positions in which they are accruing hours for licensure.