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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 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 issues related to mental health counseling. 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 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 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, marriage and family counseling, psychopharmacology, and gerontological counseling.

 The program is for students who desire professional level training in 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)

FIRST YEAR (26 hours/credits)
CO 501 - Counseling and the Bible (3 credits)
CO 701 - Counseling Skills (3 credits)
CO 702 - Personality and Counseling Theories (3 credits)
CO 703 - Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
CO 731 - Professional Issues and Ethics in Counseling (3 credits)
CO 736 - Intercultural Counseling (3 Credits)
CO 784 - Research and Evaluation in Counseling (3 credits)
CO/TS 751 - Spirituality, Religion, and Mental Health in Counseling (3 credits)
CO 801  - Pentecostal Foundations (3 credits)
CO 802 - Counseling Development Group (1 credit)
CO 804 - Counseling Development Group (1 credit)

SECOND YEAR (25 credits/hours)
CO 770 - Clinical Practicum in Counseling
CO 700 - Mental Health Diagnosis / Abnormal Psychology in Counseling
CO 732 - Group Dynamics and Counseling (3 credits)
CO 733 - Lifestyle and Career Development in Counseling (3 credits)
CO 805 - Counseling Development Group (1 credit)
CO 773 - Mental Health Assessment, Test & Measurement in Counseling
CO 736 - Intercultural Counseling (3 credits)
Elective for Licensure (3 credits)
Elective for Licensure (3 credits)

THIRD YEAR (9 credits/hours)
CO785 - Clinical Counseling Internship (3 credits)
CO787 - Clinical Counseling Internship (3 credits)
Elective for Licensure (3 credits)

CO709 - Couples and Family Counseling Theories and Therapy (3 credits)
CO716 - Special Issues in Counseling Couples and Family Counseling (3 credits)
CO 734 - Trauma and Crisis Counseling (3 credits)
CO776 - Human Sexuality (3 credits)
CO 777 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Addiction (3 credits)
CO 791 - Psychopharmacology in Mental Health Counseling (3 credits)
CO796 - Community Counseling


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

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Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Chair Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
Office: (423) 478-7037




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Cleveland, TN 37311
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