Department of Counselor Education
At Adams State University, the Department of Counselor Education offers two 60-hour Master of Arts in Counseling programs. Graduate students may complete the degrees by attending the full-time program at one of the campus sites, the part-time evening program on-campus, one of the distance off-campus programs, or the Online Plus program from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. The department has specifically designed the programs to exceed all state education requirements for licensure as a professional counselor or school counselor in Colorado.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Designed to prepare students to become Licensed Professional Counselors in a variety of different settings, the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program teaches students all the essential intervention and diagnostic skills. Through an internship experience in a mental health clinic, private practice, hospital, or residential treatment facility, students can choose a placement area that enhances experience in their specialized interests.
The school counseling program prepares students to work as counselors in any K-12 school setting through developing skills in counseling techniques, advocacy, consulting, and communication with parents and the entire school community. Upon completion of the program and passing the PLACE examination, students can become licensed School Counselors to practice in Colorado.
Addiction Counseling Specialty
Students can choose to specialize in the Addiction Counseling program to prepare for work in counseling, treatment, and prevention contexts for individuals with addictions. With this specialty, students will learn more in-depth knowledge on substance abuse disorders, clinical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, and other intervention processes.
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- Colorado Department of Education
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Alamosa, CO 81101