An effective counselor can be many things. An advocate. A leader. A collaborator. And a counselor who is grounded in faith can serve as an engaged, confident guide, helping others work through crises and make meaning of their lives.
Courses at Asheville, Charlotte, and Morganton
At Montreat, we prepare you to serve others with skill, experience, and compassion. And with one evening per week, our Master of Arts in Clinical and Mental Health program can empower you to make a difference in as little as three years. You’ll be grounded in theory, ethics, and strategies—prepared to counsel challenges and crises that are:
If you’re committed to making an impact, then our program will support and develop your capacities. Our curriculum prepares you to address multiple issues in context, and courses include:
- Professional Orientation to Counseling
- Counseling Across the Lifespan
- Multicultural Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Gender Issues in Counseling
We emphasize the power of experience and require a counseling practicum and two internships. The practicum sets you up to participate in a supervised clinical counseling practice. Internships also give you supervised clinical experience, focusing on assessment and consultation.
Upon completion of this degree in counseling, you can meet the requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) license from the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. You’ll have the potential to be an agent of social justice within the community—an advocate of transformation, renewal, and reconciliation.
Master’s at Asheville
Master’s at Charlotte
Master’s at Morganton
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Clinical and Mental Health Faculty
The instructors who teach our Clinical Health and Mental Health program courses bring a wealth of experience and Christian values into the classroom. Their unique experiences and passion for the work can build your confidence—you’ll begin to see yourself as a valuable contributor. And you’ll understand the value of success that is grounded in faith.
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