The employment of mental health counselors is projected to grow 29 percent over the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Due in part to the fact that mental health counseling services are now more often covered by insurance, the demand for master’s level counselors is very strong.
The master’s in human services with a concentration in mental health counseling prepares you to pursue licensing as a mental health counseling. However, this program does not automatically confer status as a licensed mental health counselor. It is the student’s responsibility to keep current with state requirements for licensure.
Graduates of this concentration are mental health counselors, rehabilitation counselors, clinical psychologists in private practice, behavioral health nurses. They work in mental health centers, addiction treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, and in other public, private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
Recent internships for mental health counseling students include counseling centers, family service agencies, rehabilitation centers, hospice facilities, medical centers, women and children’s crisis centers, schools, and other public and private community mental health facilities. The School of Professional and Continuing Studies has affiliation agreements with numerous organizations centered in and around its campus program locations. We will help you to find valuable internship experiences that will build your skills and hold your interest.