Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

EdS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Overview

The EdS degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares professionals who are knowledgeable about cultural influences on human development and who can meet client concerns from diverse cultural perspectives. A central goal of the program is to prepare culturally sensitive practitioners who, regardless of the setting, base their practices on scholarly inquiry.

Graduates of the clinical mental health counseling program are prepared to serve in a wide variety of professional roles, including counseling and consultation on personal and educational issues and career development and adjustment.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for licensing as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Illinois upon graduation. Graduates are then subsequently eligible to apply for licensing as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois after receiving two years of post-degree supervised experience.

Program benefits

  • Prepare for LPC licensure in Illinois, and subsequent to two years of post-degree supervised experience, LCPC licensure in Illinois.
  • Study with experienced faculty who are leaders in their field.
  • Gain experience and professional relationships through Loyola's field-based curriculum.

Program outcomes

  • Understand the knowledge bases of the counseling professions.
  • Capable of applying the knowledge base of their disciplines in an ethical, reflective, and culturally-responsive manner.
  • Evaluate research, appreciate the contribution of empirical inquiry to the solution of applied problems, and apply research findings to their practices.
  • Knowledgeable of the social-cultural contexts of human development.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of their interventions with empirically sound methods
  • Participate in continuing professional education and supervision in their future professional lives and who involve themselves in activities of their professional associations.
  • Committed to social justice in scientific and practice settings.

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The Counseling Psychology Program Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is given for outstanding contributions to the profession and the school. It is presented annually at the Loyola School of Education’s Fall Alumni Reception.

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