Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

MDIV HOURS 51 
CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING HOURS 60
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 111

The MDiv/MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling dual-degree is designed to meet the needs of individuals who seek to integrate theology, faith, and spirituality with counseling theory and clinical experience in the mental health field. The program is designed to meet the educational requirements of licensure as professional counselors in North Carolina and in most other states.

Students will complete 51 hours of core courses in the School of Divinity (for School of Divinity core requirements see the MDiv core here) and 60 hours in the School of Psychology and Counseling. The School of Psychology and Counseling portion of the degree includes a Theoretical Component of six hours, a Professional Component of 21 hours, three hours of which is the capstone experience and is taken the last semester the student is enrolled in the program, a Skill Component of 24 hours, of which six hours are electives, and an Applied Component of nine hours, of which three hours are the Practicum and six hours are required Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Student Learning Outcomes

A student completing the dual-degree Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling will:

  1. Be able to integrate theological concepts with the clinical aspect of Mental Health Counseling; and
  2. Be prepared to achieve licensure as a professional counselor so as to function bi-vocationally in a nontraditional ministry setting.

Program Requirements

A. Theoretical Component

CEDU 601Counseling Theories and Techniques I

3

CEDU 602Counseling Theories and Techniques II

3

B. Professional Component

CEDU 620Methods of Research and Program Evaluation

3

CEDU 650Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Counseling

3

CEDU 665Multicultural Counseling

3

CEDU 640The Counselor as Professional, Practitioner, and Consultant

3

CEDU 635Advanced Psychopathology

3

CEDU 605Advanced Human Growth and Development

3

CEDU 699Professional Development of the Clinical Mental Health Counselor

3

C. Skill Component

CEDU 616Methods of Assessment and Evaluation

3

CEDU 625Group Counseling

3

CEDU 655Psychodiagnostics and Treatment Planning

3

CEDU 621Crisis Intervention Counseling

3

CEDU 645Career Development: Theory and Practice

3

CEDU 660Substance Use Disorders Counseling

3

Elective*

3

Elective*

3

*Students enrolled in the dual-degree program may choose to take the following courses from either the School of Divinity or the School of Psychology and Counseling as electives: CEDU 646, DSPC 115, CEDU 647, DSPC 125, CEDU 667.

D. Applied Component

CEDU 670Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3

CEDU 690Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3

CEDU 691Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3

Total Credit Hours: 111