The Clinical Mental Health Counseling coursework will prepare you to seek licensure as a licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. It will give you the expertise needed to work in a variety of settings, including agencies, group practices, substance abuse treatment centers, hospitals, residential treatment centers, and employee assistance programs. The 60-credit hour program can be completed in as little as two and a half years.
This program is accreditated by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Mission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization
The mission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization is to provide for the education and training of counseling professionals who will work to alleviate distress and dysfunction and improve the lives of individuals in the community. To this end we will offer degree programs, provide university and community services, and conduct research on issues related to mental health. Faculty, students, staff, and community partners will work collaboratively to design and provide a broad and practical training program. Graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization will possess a broad knowledge base and skills set in clinical mental health counseling, will be prepared to become accomplished professionals in the field, and will have met all of the competencies set forth by Drake University, CACREP, and the Behavioral Sciences Board of the Iowa Department of Public Health.
The Objectives of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization
Counseling Admission Requirements
This program has indicated specific essay requirements. This essay replaces the general admission essay required for other programs.
The paper should be a 5-page, double spaced statement of interest in the counseling profession. It should include the following information:
To receive more information about the program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Wade Leuwerke
Click here for a list of mental health counseling classes. For more information on licensure as a Mental Health Counselor, visit the State of Iowa website.