USW’s graduate program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares candidates to become counselors as defined by the American Counseling Association’s (ACA, 2014a) definition of professional counseling as “…a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.” Candidates are prepared (ACA, 2014a) to “facilitate client growth and development in ways that foster the interest and welfare of clients and promote formation of healthy relationships.” Coursework will include learning, growth and development, career development/life planning, group work, the helping relationship with children, adults and families, assessment, psychopathology, professional orientation and ethics, theoretical foundations, and research.
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