University of Bridgeport | MS Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration is designed to prepare students to function effectively in public or private agencies that provide direct services to clients with mental health and substance abuse issues. Graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration are eligible for licensure as professional counselors (L.P.C.) in Connecticut. 60 credits are required for the master’s degree and licensure in Connecticut and most other states. This program may be accomplished on a full-time or part-time basis.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration foster the individual growth and professional development of students, preparing them for careers as licensed professional counselors who provide psychotherapy services.

  • Graduates will have a basic knowledge foundation in the areas of legal, ethical, professional issues in counseling, social and cultural foundations, human growth and development, career development, helping relationships, group work, appraisal, evidence based therapy, research methods and program evaluation.
  • Graduates will be prepared for a career in counseling – for using their counseling, consultation assessment skills effectively.
  • Graduates will demonstrate competence in the skill areas of individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, consultation, and overall clinical work.

Personal Characteristics

Personal characteristics students cultivate in our program include:

  • Self-reflection skills
  • Determination and confidence
  • Leadership skills
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Strong organizational and managerial skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Communication and motivational skills
  • Familiarity with information technology

Settings

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to work in a variety of settings including:

  • Mental health counseling centers
  • Career centers
  • Substance abuse treatment centers
  • Crisis counseling centers
  • Other clinical mental health agencies offering counseling services

Accreditation and Standards

The University of Bridgeport is accredited by the State of Connecticut Board of Higher Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and the department is accredited by the council for Higher Education. We closely follow the guidelines of the Connecticut Department of Public Health for the licensing of professional counselors.

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Undergraduate Open House: Design, Music, and Fashion Merchandising @ Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Visit us and learn how the University of Bridgeport cultivates excellence in music, design and fashion merchandising. Tour our iconic arts center and meet the students and faculty whose creative energies drive our programs forward!

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M.S. in Biology Graduate Information Session @ Discovery Pavilion - 1st floor of the Wahlstrom Library
Feb 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Discover our new and growing community of learners dedicated to becoming experts in the field of biology!

  • Meet with an admissions representative to learn about our curriculum, teaching assistantships, and application requirements
  • Bring unofficial transcripts for evaluation and review
  • Discuss internships, resume writing, and interview tips with the Center for Career Development

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Feb
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UB Faculty Music Recital @ Littlefield Recital Hall
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come in from the cold and enjoy the warm sounds of Lisa Arkis on flute and Andrew Gordon on piano.

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Feb
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M.S. Counseling Information Session @ Bates Hall
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Discover our community of learners dedicated to becoming experts in their chosen fields of clinical mental health or college student personnel!

Meet with a current student and admissions representative to learn about our curriculum, graduate assistantships, and application requirements.

We encourage students to bring resumes or unofficial transcripts for evaluation and review.  The Center for Career Development will also be in attendance to discuss internships, resume writing, and interview tips.

Session begins at 4:30 p.m. Please arrive promptly!

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Mar
16
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Graduate Information Session – Waterbury @ Waterbury Center
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us at our Waterbury location for information regarding the application process and program details.

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

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