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Clinical Mental Health MS Dr. Pam Cogdal

The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is designed to prepare students for entry level careers as clinical mental health counselors in the community, public and non-profit human service agencies, inpatient, partial, outpatient and other treatment environments, business and independent practice. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the examination of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Students graduating from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program are well-qualified to be supervised and attain the License Professional Counselor - Mental Health Services Provider designation in Tennessee. Students are trained to understand human problems and difficulties (individual, family, and community) from a strength based perspective. An emphasis is placed on understanding culturally diverse and vulnerable populations. Graduates of the CMHC program also continue their education and gain admission into doctoral programs nationwide.

Clinical Rehabilitation MS Dr. Stephen Zanskas

The University of Memphis Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration is a nationally recognized training program that offers a 60-semester hour, CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Educations) accredited curriculum. The program is situated in an urban research university that offers flexibility to both full-time and part-time students, offering many currently working in the field an opportunity to upgrade their skills as well as academic and professional standing. The primary goal of the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program is to prepare graduates to become Licensed Professional Counselors in the State of Tennessee (LPC-MHSP). Students are eligible to take the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam during the last semester of their course work. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) scholarships provide tuition and stipends to selected students.

Rehabilitation Counseling MS Dr. Stephen Zanskas

Rehabilitation Counseling prepares professional counselors to provide a full range of rehabilitation counseling services to individuals with emotional, cognitive, physical, and neurological impairments. Rehabilitation Counseling offers two concentrations, a 48 credit rehabilitation counseling and a 60 credit clinical rehabilitation counseling concentration. Both concentrations prepare individuals to work in a wide variety of rehabilitation, counseling, and human service settings. Students in either concentration are eligible to apply for a Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) scholarship. Graduates are eligible for national certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and to become Licensed Professional Counselors- Mental Health Services Providers (LPC-MHSP) in Tennessee. Graduates of the 48 credit hour curriculum can begin their two- year post-master's experience while they take the 12 additional credits required to become licensed as an LPC-MHSP in Tennessee.

School Counseling MS Dr. Chloe Lancaster

The School Counseling master's degree prepares students to assume roles as school counselors in a variety of school settings. It is a comprehensive program that licenses preK-12 school counselors. Graduates from this program have the course work and skills to immediately operate effectively at any grade level they are assigned. While students may choose to specialize in high school counseling with an emphasis in college placement, they will also have the basic skills to conduct a classroom meeting with seventh graders or use a puppet to open communication with a shy second grader. Students are eligible for licensure as a school counselor upon graduation.

Counseling EDD Dr. Richard James

The Ed.D. doctoral program in Counseling is designed to prepare advanced professional practitioners in counseling and counselor education with particular program emphases on multicultural and urban settings. Entry into the program presumes a master's degree in counseling.

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