Master's in Counseling Programs Available at the Main Campus in Webster Groves, Missouri

Our professional graduate degree program is divided into the following areas of emphasis at our main campus in St. Louis with unique course requirements for each.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The MA in Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered at the main campus in Webster Groves, Missouri, is accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This is the primary emphasis pursued by our students and is designed for persons wanting to practice all types of counseling. In addition to the basic learning outcomes of the MA in Counseling, the core learning outcomes of this emphasis include:

  • Apply ethical and legal standards as well as knowledge of public mental health policy, financing and regulatory processes to mental health counseling.
  • Implement mental health counseling principles and practices associated with education, prevention, consultation and intervention.
  • Describe how living in a multicultural society impacts clients and apply effective advocacy strategies to enhance mental health services.
  • Employ various assessment techniques associated with professional mental health counseling to appropriately intervene in meeting the needs of diverse clients.
  • Apply evidence-based research literature associated with professional mental health counseling to meet the needs of clients living in a diverse society.
  • Implement diagnostic tools appropriate for mental health counseling professionals to diagnose disorders in diverse clients.

Points of Distinction

  • The professional counseling program is available at Webster campuses nationwide, as well as internationally in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Classes are limited to a maximum of 24 students to create an ideal environment for learning, interaction, and discovery.
  • Students complete a 15-month clinical counseling field experience, gaining hands-on training.
  • Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited at the Webster Groves, Missouri; Charleston, S.C.; Columbia, S.C.; and Myrtle Beach, S.C. locations. We continue to work on bringing CACREP accreditation to all campus locations in the U.S.
  • Webster University enjoys a 30-year track record in preparing students for successful careers in the counseling profession.

Academic Resources

  • Caite DuMontier, Webster Professional Counseling graduate
  • Dr. Susan Morse, Clinical Psychologist at BJC Behavioral Health 
    Supervisor of current students
  • Nicholas Wren, Associate Clinical Director/Director of Behavior Intervention and Practicum Program at Logos School
    Supervisor of current students
  • Alexandra Mathieu, Webster Professional Counseling graduate
    Supervisor of current students
  • Dia Hicks, CD Counselor/Therapist at Bridgeway Behavioral Health and Webster Professional Counseling graduate
    Supervisor of current students
  • Vanessa Curran, Webster Professional Counseling graduate
  • Dr. Jan Munro, former Dean of Counseling and faculty member at Lindenwood University

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