Lubbock, TX (PRWEB) April 09, 2013
Lubbock Christian University is now offering an online Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This non-thesis, 60-credit-hour graduate program is completed over 3 years of study and prepares students to become licensed professional counselors.
Students gain comprehensive training in professional counseling taught from a Christian perspective. Rather than learning only Christian counseling theories, students learn the skills, theories and methods of professional counseling infused with Christian principles and values. Christian counseling programs frequently teach only Christian counseling approaches rather than all the theories and approaches utilized in professional counseling. Lubbock’s program combines the benefits of both approaches.
Students take all courses online and participate in three 1-week residencies (one per year), 2 internship courses and a practicum to learn practical skills and gain invaluable real-world experience.
Program curriculum is written to the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and courses meet licensing standards for professional counselors in Texas and many other states.
Students enjoy access to an online writing center with a doctorate level writing coach, and learn from faculty who all hold doctorates in their field and actively engage in the counseling profession. Courses also incorporate iPads to teach the latest apps available in the field.
Students will also receive academic and spiritual support throughout the degree program including access to an online chapel, personal growth groups and mentoring.
To learn more about the online Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, visit onlineprograms.lcu.edu or call (877) 307-5894.
About Lubbock Christian University
Lubbock Christian University was founded in 1957 by members of the Churches of Christ to prepare men and women for Christian service to their families, churches, and communities throughout their lives. They believe their Christian commitment is compatible with the search for truth and academic exploration.
LCU strives to bring the small-school atmosphere of their campus to the online environment with small class sizes and a supportive environment that challenges students to think critically, communicate openly and honestly, and fulfill their potential for service to others. Core values include faith in God, the value of every member of the Lubbock Christian University family, continuous improvement, and team spirit. Faculty is dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, service, and to their role as models of Christian living.