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Mental Health Counseling

Career Description

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, is an excellent resource for information on the Mental Health Counselor profession.


This is a master’s degree program. Upon graduation, students will also need to become licensed.


Students will have completed core courses such as abnormal psychology, and psycopharmacology.

Length of Clinical Experience

Approximately 4 – 6 months (600 – 900 hours)

Clinical Tracks at BMC

  • Behavioral Health, Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

Institutional Affiliations

BMC is affiliated with the following institution/s for this program: 

Professional Associations and Other Information