LI Herald: Molloy proud of its counseling master’s degree program

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The Molloy College Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program launched in the fall of 2015 with an incoming class of 18 students. On this Sept. 6, Chair and Director of the Master's program, Dr. Laura Kestemberg, and faculty and staff from the program proudly welcomed the second incoming class of students.

Professor Laura Wood and Dr. Laura Kestemberg talked about some of the textbooks that will be used for the program.

Professor Laura Wood and Dr. Laura Kestemberg talked
about some of the textbooks that will be used for the program.


The orientation program is an exciting time for students to get to know each other and begin to delve into the counseling profession.

Kestemberg said: "The Molloy College Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to provide graduate students the professional identity, core knowledge, necessary state-of-the-art practical skills, and multi-cultural sensitivity to excel in a variety of mental health settings."

She said the program is 60-credit-hours and approved by New York State. Classes for the part-time program meet during the evenings and it can be completed in three years. It  incorporates Molloy College's tradition of "study, spirituality, service and community" to prepare expertly trained counselors.

Graduates will be eligible for New York State licensure upon completion of 3,000 post-master's hours of supervised mental health counseling work and passing the state licensing examination.

Apply now for fall 2017.

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