Message from the Coordinator - Online
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The School of Psychology & Counseling of Regent University is unique in that it integrates Christian spirituality and Biblical principles into counseling content to guide students in understanding counseling through the eyes of faith. Essentially, a Biblical approach to suffering instills hope. A faith-based approach to suffering allows a personal, creative and unique response to loss. Although suffering is not beneficial in and of itself, our personal response has potential to develop the person and enhance their relationships. Meaningful therapeutic interventions at the right moment may contribute to emotional and spiritual growth and healing. ”Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4.
The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling provides students with comprehensive experiential training and didactic experiences to fulfill educational requirements and prepare future counselors for licensure and national certification.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Regent University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through March 31, 2016. (Note: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is currently accredited under the 2001 standards for Community Counseling programs as a Community Counseling program. The CACREP 2009 standards combine the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. The counseling program intends to seek accreditation for this program as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when it comes up for reaccreditation, per CACREP guidelines.)
The curriculum provides students with a strong theoretical
foundation based on Biblical principles to assure that
students assimilate the values, knowledge, skills and strategies
needed to become a competent professional counselor to
fulfill our commitment to “Christian
Leadership to Change the World.”
The admissions counselor for this program, Amanda Leffel, stands ready to help, and can be reached in any of the ways listed below:
Amanda Leffel, Admissions Counselor
Again, welcome and feel free to follow
the links for further information on the M.A. programs
at the School of Psychology and Counseling.
Dr. Sherry Todd
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Coordinator
Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision, Old Dominion University
M.S. Art Therapy, Eastern Virginia Medical School
B.A. Studio Art, Virginia Wesleyan College