St. Bonaventure University

Clinical Mental Health Counseling


St. Bonaventure’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and is located within the NCATE-accredited School of Education.

Make a difference, help empower others


cacrep accredited markThis degree is designed for individuals who wish to serve as counselors in community-based agencies — for example, mental health and social service agencies, hospitals, clinics, and college counseling centers.

The degree provides extended research-based knowledge and skill development in the areas of group and individual counseling, testing, diagnosis and treatment planning. Extensive hands-on field experiences are required. Learn more in our program fact sheet.

The 60-credit Clinical Mental Health Counseling program leads to an MSED in Counselor Education. It is typically a three-year program. However, it is possible to complete the program in two and a half years. Courses are offered in a hybrid/online format.

Students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program may also pursue a M.S. degree. That program requires completion of a thesis.

This program prepares individuals for careers in mental health counseling (O*Net Online), which offers good and varied career opportunity, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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