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Master in Counseling – Clinical Mental Health

Our graduate Counseling – Clinical Mental Health program at Portland State University prepares professionals to work with a variety of clients within mental health agencies, community counseling agencies, employee assistance programs, day treatment and inpatient hospital settings, and private practice.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 3 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $732 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Our Counseling – Clinical Mental Health program at Portland State University is organized around core foundation courses, an intensive on-campus practicum training clinic experience, interpersonal growth experiences, advanced theory and practice courses, and a culminating half-time field internship placement.

Our program consists of 90 graduate credits designed to meet CACREP national accreditation standards for professional counselors and the academic degree requirements to become licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon and other states.

What can you do

Provide diagnostic and intervention services to a wide variety of clients seeking personal and mental health counseling in the following settings:

  • Public mental health agencies
  • Public and private community counseling agencies
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Day treatment and inpatient hospital setting
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Private practice
  • Group practice
  • Community colleges and universities

Courses Included

  • Crisis Assessment and Intervention
  • Consultation: Theory and Practice
  • Grief and Loss
  • Systemic Perspectives on Human Sexuality