Jeff Cook, PhD
Associate Professor of Counseling; Program Chair, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The clinical mental health concentration will prepare students for effective counseling practice and licensure in diverse clinical, educational, and ministry settings. The MA in clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) degree program provides solid clinical instruction along with sound biblical training.
Our onsite clinic—Denver Counseling Center—has supervision to facilitate the licensure process and we are connected with over 150 local clinics for internships experience. You will gain relevant practical experience as you pursue your degree in the counseling field.
This program is CACREP accredited and prepares students for counseling licensure in the state of Colorado as well as for the National Counselor Exam (NCE). Additionally, students in this program take part in our Personal Formation Program as they grow during their time at Denver Seminary.
How Can I Use This Degree in the Counseling Profession?
The Master of Arts in Counseling fulfills the Colorado licensure requirements for professional service in the mental health field in a variety of settings. Achieve your career goals as a licensed counselor in a wide range of fields, including:
- Counseling in private practice
- Counseling service in group practice
- Counseling in church and other parachurch ministry settings
- Pursuing service as a mental health counselor
- Serving as a counselor in a clinical setting with mental health agencies
Where is the Master of Arts in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Concentration) offered?
How many credit hours is the Master of Arts in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Concentration)?
64 credit hours total, with 60 credit hours of counseling
How long does it take to complete this degree?
3 years (full-time study)
What Courses Will I Take?
See each course you will take as you pursue a degree in the field of counseling by reviewing our degree worksheet and academic catalog:
What Sets Us Apart?
- Gain clinical experience to fulfill requirements for licensure with a practicum on site at our own Denver Counseling Center
- Denver Seminary was the first Seminary with a CACREP Accredited Counseling Program
- Our students have a 96% National Counselor Exam Pass Rate
- Dual degree options (MA or certificate in BTS)
- After completing a masters degree, you have the option to continue with our doctoral program in counseling.
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