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PHd in Mental Health Brochure - June 2014

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ProgramOverview The PhD in Mental Health Counseling program provides you with the foundation and sophistication for research in areas such as evidence- based treatment, investigation of new treatment modalities, program evaluation, counselor training and professional identity, and related topics in counseling preparation. As a doctoral student, you will help to advance the field of mental health counseling by building research- based knowledge. The program builds on our strong, widely-respected master's-level program to prepare students to become high-caliber researchers and professionals. With the assistance of faculty mentors, graduates of the program will develop specialization in an area of mutual interest, including: n Evidence-based grief and trauma counseling n Substance-abuse counseling n Positive psychotherapy n Multicultural counseling The program is small and selective—accepting approximately 10 students per academic year. Small class settings enable meaningful interaction with faculty and fellow students. This doctoral program is open only to applicants with master's degrees in mental health counseling or a closely-related field. DatafromtheDepartment ofLaborshowsthatjob growthinthementalhealth counselingsectorisexpected togrowsignificantly— by37percent—from2010 to2020ashealthinsurance companiesincreasinglycover counselingservicesandas thepopulationgrowsoverall.

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