Why Westminster's Professional Counseling Program?
Our program's clinical faculty includes licensed professionals who have practiced for many years in the mental health community.
A partnership with the International Psychotherapy Institute allows us to draw from the clinical expertise of its local, national, and international faculty for supervision, teaching, and specialized programming.
Our program is broadly based in clinical theories, yet offers the potential for an in-depth educational experience in psychodynamic theory and practice.
Our program offers intensive, individual and group supervision, providing optimal opportunities, mentoring, and support for emerging clinicians.
Our program incorporates a scientist-practitioner model, helping students understand the relationships between theory, research, and practice related to effective mental health treatment.
Clinical internship placements and practicum sites are carefully selected to promote student learning and to facilitate community networking beneficial for future employment in the mental health field.
An entering graduate cohort of 15-18 students each year provides the opportunity for close, supportive peer relationships and attentive faculty mentors.
MSMHC courses and clinical training prepare students in effective counseling and assessment skills necessary for CMHC licensure and eventual employment in hospitals, agencies, and private practice settings.