Deerfield, IL | Miami, FL | North Lauderdale, FL
Trinity’s Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling is designed to provide a quality, licensure-track program for students who desire a professional context from which to share hope and healing with hurting people. Professional excellence is fostered through academic course work, quality fieldwork, and other formative opportunities. Training in relevant mental health methodology, built on a solid, biblical foundation of knowledge and theological understanding, equips students to bring their Christian faith into focus in the practice of professional mental health counseling. The program is designed to serve those students who will enter counseling as their primary professional vocation with an underlying sense of ministry purpose.
With two different concentrations in Mental Health and Guidance, the program exposes students to all aspects of counseling which can be applied in a wide range of fields. Students are challenged to critically reflect upon their personal growth and refine their counseling skills in order to provide the most ethical and professional care for clients.
The Mental Health Counseling track is intended to train students to become licensed professionals in the state of Florida. Field based internship is required.
The Guidance & Counseling track is intended to prepare students to function as guidance counselors in school systems in the state of Florida. Field based practicum is required.
Students graduating from the MA/MHC program will be able to:
|COMMON CORE COURSES (6 credit hrs)|
|ID 5001||Foundations of Integrative Thought||3 hrs|
|ID 5002||Foundations of Cultural Engagement||3 hrs|
|REQUIRED COURSES (27 credit hrs)|
|MH 5210||Counseling Skills Training||3 hrs|
|MH 5310||Counseling Theories||3 hrs|
|MH 6110||Career Counseling||3 hrs|
|MH 6130||Group Counseling||3 hrs|
|MH 6520||Human Growth and Development||3 hrs|
|MH 6710||Psychology and Theology||3 hrs|
|MH 6720||Ethics and Issues in Counseling||3 hrs|
|MH 7210||Psychological Testing||3 hrs|
|MH 7900||Psychological Research||3 hrs|
MA in Mental Health Counseling students not pursuing licensure may opt to complete the degree by choosing among two capstone options (project or thesis) or the International Counseling Experience with the program director’s approval. Students completing the capstone options will need 60 credit hours for graduation.
|MH 7480||Mental Health Counseling Capstone Integrative Paper||3 hrs|
|MH 7478||Counseling Psychology Capstone Project||3 hrs|
|MH 7485||Counseling Psychology Thesis||3 hrs|
|MH 7910||Advanced Research Methods (Required with Thesis)||3 hrs|
|MH 7969||International Counseling Experience||3 hrs|