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Graduate Counseling

Mission Statement:

Missouri Baptist University’s Graduate Department of Counselor Education exists to train graduate level counselors through rigorous academic and hands-on clinical instruction. We seek to develop conscientious, professional, and highly skilled counselors who promote and facilitate the personal growth, development, and empowerment of those clients/students they serve.  The Graduate School of Counseling is rooted in our Christian faith that calls us to love God and love one another.

Objectives:

  1. Developing counseling professionals will learn and demonstrate the foundational knowledge necessary to be an effective counselor.
  2. Developing counseling professionals will learn and demonstrate effective counseling techniques through successful completion of counseling labs, practicum, and internships.
  3. Developing counseling professionals will demonstrate the ability to clinically conceptualize client/student problems and apply concepts from the eight common core areas of the curriculum.
  4. Developing counseling professionals will demonstrate the ability to implement effective, evidence-based theories and interventions for individuals, families, and groups.
  5. Developing counseling professionals will demonstrate professional dispositions of self-awareness, ethical awareness, respect for others, emotional congruence, valuing diversity, and openness.

In addition, certification as a School Psychological Examiner is a logical extension of the Counselor Education degree program. MBU offers this program for individuals who have a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology or Education and who also possess classroom teaching, special education, or school counselor certification.

The Counselor Education program is rooted in our Christian faith that calls us to love God and love one another.

As of summer 2017, these programs are now offered in place of MBU’s previous Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC).