Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares people to provide mental health services to individuals and groups in public and private settings. Graduates of this program often obtain LPC licensure with a Mental Health Service Provider endorsement, which allows them to work with cases of a more diagnostic and clinical nature. Licensure requires supervised clinical experience beyond the hours required for a degree.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Tennessee Technological University is committed to developing professional counselors who are competent, caring, and prepared to meet the mental health needs of a culturally diverse and technological society. Special emphasis is placed on personal development as well as professional development to become effective mental health service providers for the larger community and region. The program is committed to serving the diverse population of the region and strives to recruit students and faculty that are representative of the diversity in the region.
M.A. or Ed.S.
Program of Study
Program Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The Mental Health Counseling Program has been preparing for CACREP review and has undertaken extensive self-study and improvement initiatives to strengthen the program and guide future improvement efforts. Many of these activities are described in the documents below. A site visit will be scheduled during Fall of 2014.
CACREP Self-Study Documents
Comprehensive Exam Information
Core Faculty and Advisors
CMHC Program Coordinator
Dr. Mark Loftis 303F Farr Building Mloftis@tntech.edu
CMHC Internship Coordinator
Dr. Chad Luke Cluke@tntech.edu
CMHC Assessment Coordinator
Dr. Tony Michael Tmichael@tntech.edu
NATIONAL COUNSELOR EXAMINATION NBCC
Tennessee Tech’s clinical mental health counseling track was recently approved for participation in NBCC’s NCC application options for counseling graduate students. As a result, students who are well-advanced in their coursework can take the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) while still enrolled. This is the first step toward becoming a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Tennessee. Because this track is accredited by CACREP, the post-master’s experience requirement for the NCC credential is waived for Tennessee Tech applicants. The NCC credential is a prerequisite for several specialty certifications offered by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), including school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, addictions counseling, and clinical supervision.