• Accreditation

    The Clinical Counseling & Marriage and Family (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). CACREP, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) track in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Hardin-Simmons University for an eight-year period through March 31, 2025. This program is designed to prepare counselors for job opportunities in clinical settings including in-patient, out-patient, church counseling centers, university counseling centers, community mental health agencies and social services organizations and private practice. Students receive education and training to provide mental health services to individuals (children, adolescent, and adults), couples, and families. Diverse educational perspectives, distinctive pedagogy, and significant clinical experiences enable our graduates to develop a wide array of clinical skills which can be utilized with diverse client populations in a variety of settings. Since the ability to assess, monitor and modify one’s strengths and weaknesses is a valued component to becoming a competent and effective counselor, our program includes various classroom opportunities that encourage our graduate students to enhance their self-awareness and growth. The CCMF program meets the educational requirements 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.

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