Mental health concerns are growing across the country as more problems are identified in schools, offices and homes. The Nicholls State University Clinical Mental Health Counseling program prepares students to become licensed professional counselors in Louisiana and other jurisdictions.
This graduate program helps students develop the counseling skills needed to serve different client populations in a variety of settings. Students get hands-on experience through the on-campus Counselor Training Clinic and an externship.
The curriculum also focuses on administering and interpreting psychological tests as well as using research techniques to solve practical counseling problems. Students also learn to practice clinical mental health counseling in a manner consistent with the ethical standards of the field.
Area agencies and businesses who have employed our graduates are Gulf Coast Family Teaching Services, Magnolia Family Services, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Assisi Bridge House, NSU Counseling Center, Meadowridge Treatment Center, St. John Clinical Counseling, Calais Rehab Options, Chabert Medical Psychiatric Unit, Fairview Treatment Center, Family Services of Greater New Orleans, St Anne Behavioral Health Unit, Options for Independence, Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center, Lafourche Parish Drug Court, Lafourche Parish Juvenile Justice Center, Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (Juvenile Drug Court), Terrebonne Parish Drug Treatment Court, Bayou Mental Health, Terrebonne General Medical Center, Terrebonne Mental Health Center, Advocates for Juvenile and Adult Rights, Kenner, , Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Division of Social Services, St. Anne Hospital, St. Mary Parish Drug Court Treatment Clinic, St. James Parish Public School System Intern Membership Program, Family Care, Inc. and Nicholls State University Counseling Center.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs are in the process of a self-study for the purpose of CACREP accreditation which was initiated during the Fall, 2011 semester. Both programs have a tentative plan to submit an application for consideration in December, 2012.