• M.A. in Clinical Counseling and
    Marriage and Family Therapy (CCMF)

    The Clinical Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy (CCMF) Master's Program is a 60-hour residential graduate program designed to meet the standards set forth by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)* and prepare students for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and/or as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and for job opportunities that involve therapeutic services for individuals (including children, adolescents and adults), couples, and families.


    *The graduate program is currently seeking accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for the Clinical Mental Health track.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Clinical Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program is for faculty and students to collaborate in the pursuit of knowledge, clinical skills, and personal growth in an environment enlightened by faith, so that students will be prepared to provide the highest standard of professional counseling services to diverse populations.

    CCMF Goals

    • Prepare students in understanding diverse views and cultures and promote ethical counseling with clients in a variety of work settings.
    • Provide students with knowledge and skills in counseling theory, developmental issues, assessment, empirically-based research (including interventions), helping relationships and basic skills, and a holistic model in providing mental health services for individuals, couples, families, and groups.
    • Promote and model a strong sense of professional identity, ethical clinical practice, and lifelong learning.
    • Model and encourage integration of self, theory and practice.

    CCMF Environment

    In the CCMF program at Hardin-Simmons University, you know you will receive top quality education and care. All of the faculty in the CCMF program are doctoral level educators who are licensed mental health professionals. Their vast cumulative experiences and resources allow you to gain a diversity of knowledge. The small class sizes allow you to get to know your professors and for them to give you the individual attention you need. And with the continued growth of the mental health field (according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics) your future will look bright when you graduate from the CCMF program.

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