This program prepares students to become counselors who will work in clinical capacities in a variety of clinical mental health settings including agencies, private practice, hospitals, and prisons. The program provides students with comprehensive curricular and supervised experiences to prepare students to take licensure exams by the North Carolina Board for Certified Counselors and to apply for initial licensure with the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors. With an additional 3 addiction courses, students also meet the addition specific course requirements to apply as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. (Please Note: For specific licensure requirements, all students should check with the State Regulatory Board in which they plan to practice.
The program is fully accredited for online and campus instruction by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling & Related Programs (CACREP) and is an endorsed member of the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs (ICREP).