The UWS catalog houses the curriculum, course descriptions, curriculum sequence and other helpful information about the program. View the current catalog.
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Upon completion of the program, students in the MS-CMHC will be able to:
- Create a professional identity based on the philosophies, history, and roles of the clinical mental health counseling profession.
- Apply ethical and legal standards to clinical mental health counseling practices.
- Develop culturally responsive counseling strategies based on their professional evaluation of the cultural context of relationships, issues, and trends of a multicultural society.
- Apply effective advocacy strategies to enhance clinical mental health services.
- Synthesize theories of human growth and development to create differentiated counseling interventions that promote resilience, optimum development, and wellness across the lifespan.
- Create a career development plan to assess and develop client skills appropriate to their work, relationships, and wellbeing.
- Integrate theories and best practices related to trauma-informed and community-based strategies to appropriately meet the needs of diverse clients.
- Develop culturally responsive treatment and/or intervention plans with measurable outcomes for clients.
- Apply theoretical foundations, group processes, and developmental dynamics, and therapeutic factors to effectively lead group counseling.
- Implement evidence-based assessment techniques appropriate for mental health counseling professionals to diagnose developmental, behavioral, and mental health disorders in diverse clients.
- Assess mental health counseling research to inform clinical practice.