Program Outcomes

Molloy College Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Outcomes

By the end of the program students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the eight 2016 CACREP Core Counseling Competencies: Human Growth and Development, Social and Cultural Foundations, Theories of Counseling, Groups, Lifestyle and Career Development, Appraisal, Research and Program Evaluation, and Professional Orientation and Ethics
  • Students will be prepared to meet the requirements for New York State Licensure as a clinical mental health counselor.
  • Identify and apply aspects of professional functioning and professional identity, including roles of professional counselors, understanding of professional organizations, and membership with affiliated organizations
  • Identify, explain, and respond to concerns, issues and challenges relevant to today's client populations
  • Define, explain, and apply counseling, assessment, advocacy, prevention, and intervention techniques to assist clients
  • Develop effective advocacy skills in working with prospective clients, enabling them to seek and obtain related services that will improve favorable outcomes for those clients
  • Apply current knowledge and research to practices with client populations and to inform further investigation and dissemination of research
  • Active engagement in public speaking skills in order to interact with and influence their communities in matters related to mental health and social justice issues and community and individual mental health advocacy
  • Identify and explain the impact of cultural diversity on counseling techniques and make appropriate applications with client and community populations
  • Students will be prepared to be competitive candidates for careers within the field of clinical mental health counseling

Mental Health Counseling By the Numbers


States offering licensure to

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Projected job growth over the next

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Certified, licensed and practing mental

health professionals in N.Y.

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