16 weeks (semester)
Traditional On-Campus, Lancaster
Statistically speaking, you probably know someone or are personally affected by a mental health issue of some sort. Mental illnesses such as depression, eating disorders, anxiety disorders and more affect the daily lives of millions of people. You can respond to this need by getting the training you need to professionally care for the hurting.
Through our mental health counseling degree, students will learn about the multifactorial causes of and research-based treatments for various mental health struggles, all undergirded by a curriculum centered around biblical truth. On top of all that, students are taught by experienced, caring and licensed mental health professionals who work as counselors in a variety of professional and faith-based settings – like private practices, inpatient hospitals, public and private schools and church counseling offices.
While all of our counseling majors are expertly trained in the delivery of mental health treatment, this concentration offers students a chance to delve deeper into the hallmarks of mental health counseling, placing an added emphasis on learning how to perform and interpret intellectual, personality and psychological assessments and to deliver empirically-validated psychotherapy to specialized diagnostic populations. Effectively support clients with unique struggles.
LBC | Capital’s clinical mental health counseling degree allows our students to build their knowledge and skills through internships, assessment protocols, theory of personality development and mental health treatment, learn therapeutic interventions for a wide variety of struggles and graduate prepared to take the state licensure exam to become a licensed professional counselor.
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License & Certification Information
This program includes all curricular requirements for becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. There are additional non-curricular requirements for Pennsylvania licensure.
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Can I Transfer Credits?
Yes! Read about LBC’s transfer policy
Bible & Theology Core 43 Credits
Arts & Sciences Core 37 Credits
Counseling Core 70 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
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The Clinical Mental Health Counseling BA/MA degree prepares students for a wide range of technical and/or ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords: