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Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Adult & Graduate Studies

Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Adult & Graduate Studies

Enhance your counseling career.

In our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, you can:

  • Become a counselor practitioner while learning the history and development of the counseling profession, the theories and ethical practice of counseling, and the competencies necessary for working with a diversity of patients and clients.
  • Prepare to deliver healing and health in the areas of developmental, behavioral, psychological, social, emotional, and career-based challenges and crises.
  • Learn theory, ethics, and strategies are emphasized, in addition to a counseling practicum and two internships.

For over 20 years, the Montreat College School of Adult and Graduate Studies has been equipping adult students with the skills and tools they need to take the next step in their careers. And thanks to our four locations—Asheville, Charlotte, Morganton, and online—and our convenient scheduling options, getting your associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree from Montreat College has never been easier.

Our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is offered in Asheville, Charlotte, and Morganton. Complete the form on this page for more information!

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must submit the following for admissions consideration:

  • Montreat College Application for Admission
  • Official, final transcripts of all college courses taken (All final transcripts must include graduation information)
  • Talk with your admissions counselor for details on applying to your specific program.
  • Submit any supplemental learning documents for your program to the Montreat College Office of Enrollment.
  • Essay that outlines your professional goals
  • Resume, including both academic and employment history
  • Official GRE exam scores
  • Background check completion

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Sample Courses

CN 600 Professional Orientation to Counseling

This course will be an introductory exploration of the history of counseling as a profession as well as current trends in the practice of clinical mental health counseling. Students will begin to explore the various settings in which counseling can take place and the specialties within the profession, in addition to professional counseling licensure and credentialing. Additional topics covered in this course in an introductory way include counselor self-care, consultation, professional counseling organizations, advocacy, ethics, and multicultural competency.

CN 620 Spirituality & Religion in Counseling

This course will examine the role of spirituality and religious beliefs in the counseling relationship and process. Students will explore how different religious traditions that clients may participate in could influence the counseling process as well as examine their own religious and spiritual foundations for their counseling theory and practice. Ethical standards will be discussed.

CN 625 Counseling Across the Lifespan

This course will provide an overview of human development across the lifespan, from birth until death and explore critical considerations for counseling individuals across these stages of development.

Faculty
Dr. Norèal Armstrong

Dr. Norèal Armstrong

Assistant Professor of
Counselor Education

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Dr. Gregory Blanton

Dr. Gregory Blanton

Professor of Psychology
and Human Services

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Dr. Brad Faircloth

Dr. Brad Faircloth

Associate Professor of
Psychology and
Human Services

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Dr. Penny Hamblin

Dr. Penny Hamblin

Assistant Professor of
Counselor Education

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Dr. Lotes Nelson

Dr. Lotes Nelson

Assistant Professor of
Counselor Education

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Dr. John-Nelson Pope

Dr. John-Nelson Pope

Associate Professor of
Counselor Education

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Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Canfora

Dr. Donna Fletcher

Dr. Allison Bronwyn Ford

Dr. Michelle Gordon

Dr. David Graham

Dr. Janet Lutz

Dr. Joy Martin

Dr. Melissa Mullins

Dr. Cindy Peters

Dr. Debra Peters

Dr. Kirk Webb

Other Links

Annual Report »

Program Handbook »

Practicum Planning Guide »

Chi Sigma Iota » (Montreat College’s chapter is Mu Chi)

Curriculum Writers: Jenny C. Barrow, Ph.D., LPC, NCC: Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from NC State University, and holds a Master’s degree in School Counseling from East Carolina University. Dr. Barrow is a School Counselor serving high school students and families. Curriculum Written: Counseling Skills; Counseling Across the Lifespan

Montreat College is an Approved National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Continuing Education Provider: # 4576

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