Request InformationApply


The mission of the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MACMHC) is preparation for the eventual certification and/or licensure of students. Students will receive thorough integration training in professional counseling that will prepare them to sit for licensure examination in various states in the area of Mental Health Counseling. The program provides training for counselors that relates to the diagnosis of various mental disorders. They will be especially familiar with the DSM 5 and will be capable of diagnosing mental illnesses. The program is designed to train students so they can work in church settings, outpatient mental health settings, and inpatient settings. Students will be able to assess potential clients and compare their skills with client needs and treat or refer with confidence. The program also provides electives in couples counseling, marriage and family counseling, and gerontological counseling.  

The program is for students who desire professional level training in mental health counseling. The program includes the same essential Bible and theology core as other programs in the Seminary. Students in the program will not only be competent in mental health counseling, but will also be proficient in the academic study of, practical dialogue of, and professional leadership in religious, spiritual, biblical, and theological issues related to mental health counseling. Mental health counselors are valuable and sought for placement by a variety of growing public, private, educational, clinical, secular, and religious settings.


Program Requirements (60 credits)

CO 701 - Counseling Skills (3 credits)

CO 702 - Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3 credits)

CO 703 - Human Growth and Transformation (3 credits)

CO 731 - Professional Issues and Ethics in Counseling (3 credits)

CO 736 - Intercultural Counseling (3 Credits)

CO 791 - Psychopharmacology (3 credits)

CO 732 - Group Dynamics in Counseling (3 credits)

CO 733 - Lifestyle and Career Development in Counseling (3 credits)

CO 734 - Trauma and Crisis Counseling (3 credits)

CO 773 - Mental Health Assessment, Test & Measurement in Counseling / DSM 5 (3 credits)

CO 700 - Mental Health Diagnosis / Abnormal Psychology in Counseling Using the DSM 5 (3 credits)

CO 777 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Addiction (3 credits)

CO 784 - Research and Evaluation in Counseling (3 credits)

CO 774 - Case Management/Treatment Planning of Behavioral Health (3 credits)

CO/TS 751 - Spirituality, Religion, and Mental Health in Counseling (3 credits)

CO 770 - Clinical Practicum or CO 783 - Supplemental Field Experience (3 credits)

CO 801 - Foundations for Counseling (3 credits)

CO 802 - Counseling Development Group (1 credit)

CO 804 - Counseling Development Group (1 credit)

CO 805 - Counseling Development Group (1 credit)

CO XXX - Counseling and the Bible (3 credits)

CO CAPSTONE - Internship in Mental Health Counseling (3 credits)


60 credits total

For Admissions information contact Lee Seals, Admissions Director. You may also Apply Now
Complete degree program details and course descriptions are available in the PTS Academic Catalog.
900 Walker St. NE - Cleveland, TN 37311 - (800) 228-9126


Dr. Oliver McMahan

For More Information Contact

Vice President for Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness
Director of Counseling Program (1988-Present)
Office: (423) 478-7037




900 Walker St. NE,
Cleveland, TN 37311
800.228.9126 | 423.478.1131
Copyright ©2021. All Rights Reserved.