Dr. A. Stephen Lenz, Ph.D.
Ball Hall 303
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in Counseling at The University of Memphis
is formulated for individuals from diverse populations interested in acquiring the
skills associated with becoming an entry level professional counselor. The Masters
program (M.S.) is appropriate for individuals whose career interests include clinical
counselor preparation with subsequent employment in community agencies, private practice,
and or not for profit organizations. The mission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling
program faculty is to prepare counselors who will ethically promote the well- being
of individuals, families, mental health organizations and communities located in metropolitan,
rural and global settings.
Graduates of the M.S. degree program (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) are well-prepared
to assume entry level counseling positions in clinical environments. Individuals admitted
into the program will learn in an environment created to afford students opportunities
to achieve academic, professional, and personal success. Program faculty adhere to
the belief that demonstrated potential to become a counselor prior to being admitted
to the Mental Health Counseling program paired with demonstrated effectiveness as
a counselor in training while completing the program are characteristics each program
applicant must possess. The program requires completion of a minimum of sixty (60)
graduate hours of academic coursework, to include the successful completion of a practicum
(3 graduate hours/150 clock hours) and internship (9 graduate hours/600 clock hours)
and successfully passing the comprehensive examination.
In an ongoing effort to maintain excellence, please take a few moments to peruse the
most recent (2009 CACREP Standards) CACREP On-site Visiting Team report related to
the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.
2012-2013 Faculty Activity Summary
- Fall Semester Application Deadline: March 1
- Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 1