TEDS Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling (MA/MHC) is fully accredited by CACREP and prepares you to become a licensed mental health professional upon graduation. Through your studies, you will master methods and practices of psychology, while also learning how to ethically integrate Christian faith into theory and practice.
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BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES: 12 HOURS
|ID 5000||Biblical Theology and Interpretation||3 hours|
|ST 5201||Theology I: The God of the Gospel||3 hours|
|ST 5202||Theology II: The Gospel of God||3 hours|
|CO 6710||Counseling and Theological Worldview: Faith and Practice||3 hours|
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING CORE: 33 HOURS
|CO 5210||Counseling Skills Training||3 hours|
|CO 5400||Foundations of Mental Health Counseling||3 hours|
|CO 5310||Counseling Strategies: Theory, Treatment, and Technique||3 hours|
|CO 6110||Career Counseling||3 hours|
|CO 6130||Group Counseling||3 hours|
|CO 6510||Human Growth and Development||3 hours|
|CO 6650||Multicultural Issues in Counseling||3 hours|
|CO 6720||Ethics and Issues in Counseling||3 hours|
|CO 7210||Assessment and Evaluation||3 hours|
|CO 7450||Psychopathology||3 hours|
|CO 7900||Research Methods||3 hours|
ELECTIVES, FORMATION GROUP & CAPSTONE
Mental Health Counseling Electives (11-13 hours)
|ID 5080||Formation Group (two semesters)||0 hours|
Capstone in MHC
(CO 6950 is required, and select one of other two options) (6–8 hours)
|CO 6950||Counseling Practicum||2-3 hours|
|(1) Internship Option
(Note: This is the only option leading to possible licensure.)
|CO 7961||Mental Health Counseling Internship I||3 hours|
|CO 7962||Mental Health Counseling Internship II||3 hours|
|(2) International Counseling Internship
(Note: Non-licensure option; by department consent only.)
|CO 7969||International Counseling Experience||6 hours|
“The counseling program at Trinity has been everything I expected and more. The mentorship of the faculty, the theological backbone of the program, and the high standard of excellence through the CACREP accreditation all make the counseling program at Trinity one of the best in the country.”
Sarah Heinss ’22
Graduates of our MA/MHC go on to work in a variety of settings, such as private practices, social service agencies, hospitals, and college counseling centers while others move directly into doctoral programs. With a faculty-student ratio of 12/1 and medium-sized cohorts (20 graduates in the year 2021), you will benefit from personal mentoring and teaching which prepares you to work in the field of counseling. Below are key facts about our program that we believe sets us apart.
Trinity is a place where you will learn how to serve the church and how to academically engage the world around you. Throughout the year we host some of the brightest minds in modern academics allowing you to learn from experts in their field. Hear from faculty on why you should choose TEDS.
Trinity has been entrusted with the Gospel since 1897, and every day we are called to live with purpose. Our purpose as a divinity school is to know the Gospel, live the Gospel, and make the Gospel known. In today’s ever-changing culture, Trinity immerses students in a community of biblical orthodoxy and practical living. The Trinity faculty is among the most widely published in evangelical academia and has deeply influenced the leaders shaping the present and future of evangelical Christianity across the globe.
“Recent years have brought to the forefront the importance of mental healthcare. The need for professional mental healthcare workers is great. The MA in Mental Health Counseling at TEDS is a CACREP-accredited program that prepares graduates for licensure and professional engagement in the ministry of counseling. Our goal is to help each student grow—professionally, socially, personally, and spiritually. We believe that professional knowledge is enhanced by knowledge of, and relationship with, our Lord. It is our intent throughout the program to have meaningful discussions about how faith, interpersonal relationship, and the practice of counseling intersect and interact.”
The admission requirements for the MA in MHC are those described in the Admissions section of the catalog and those specific to the MA in MHC program described below:
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