BVU's two-year hybrid master's program enhances practising professionals who have goals of becoming effective clinical mental health counsellors. Our program's heart is the deep connections and valuable training that students experience during a residency experience at BVU and a weekly live video class. With training and licensure, graduates with a master's in clinical mental health counselling pursue various positions at mental health agencies, college campuses, or in private practice.
BVU's Clinical Mental Health Counseling master's program prepares students to address the growing need for accessible, professional mental health services. Licensure in mental health counselling includes options for concentrations in:
The program is offered in a combination of online and face-to-face classes.
The BVU Counseling Program prepares a community of ethical and culturally-competent practitioners who reduce suffering, promote wellbeing, empower individuals and families across the lifespan, challenge inequities and contribute to the counselling profession and society in meaningful ways.
The BVU counselling program provides high-quality, accessible education rooted in a liberal arts tradition to prepare competent masters-level counsellors who are engaged generalist practitioners, leaders, and citizens of a global society.
The BVU Counseling Program seeks:
To provide accessible education through diverse delivery methods - online, hybrid, and brief, intensive face-to-face components.
To educate scholar-practitioners who understand and incorporate current research into counselling practices.
To educate scholar-practitioners who will serve as active professionals, advocates, and leaders for the counselling profession and the clients, communities, and institutions they serve.
To build a foundation for culturally reflective practice.
To foster the development of the ethical and reflective practice by nurturing curiosity, building critical thinking skills, and enhancing self and others' awareness.
To infuse formal and informal opportunities to modify programs, courses, and activities based on input provided by students, alumnae, supervisors, employers, and faculty, to reflect the changing needs of the community and society.
To value and build upon the diversity of student experiences and backgrounds.