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.
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 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
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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Presented by University of Bridgeport’s Music & Performing Arts Program
Join us for the first University mainstage theater presentation since 1991!
The evening’s presentation will consist of a group of scenes and excerpts, and a short play, Judgment Call by Fred Stoppel, which explores how umpires look at spring training. Other excerpts include brief selections from the works of playwrights Michael McKeever, David Mamet, David Ives and William Seebring.
The cast includes Pedro Ramos, a senior majoring in International Political Economy and Diplomacy; Sung Woo Moraes and Christian Peterson, seniors in Mass Communication; Isaiah Wilson, senior, and Da’Von Lampley, junior, Music; Phebe Cormier, freshman; and Derve Jean, junior, English; Colleen Volpe, junior, Psychology; Atef Abaza, sophomore, Business Administration; Albert Thien, graduate student, Global Media & Communication; Gaelle Vincent, freshman, School of Arts & Sciences; and David Gant, graduate student in Counseling.
The evening is directed by Kate Katcher, Adjunct Professor of Theater, with technical direction by Ian McDonald, Adjunct Professor of Technical Theater. Jacquelyn Sadowsky, a December graduate of the Music program, is the stage manager.
FREE EVENT! FREE PARKING!
Presented by UB’s Math Club
Dr. Brett Smith will lead the discussion, “Learning Calculus Through Video Games.” All are welcome to join!
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
Sessions begins at 4:30 p.m. Please arrive promptly!
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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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Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details.
The graduate programs represented will include those in:
- Design Management
- Public and International Affairs