Certificates and Concentrations

Addictions Counseling

There are two options within addiction counseling (1) a full 60-hour masters program or (2) the 12-hour graduate certificate program in addictions. The certificate program may be completed within or separate from the M.A. program. To apply for the master's program or the certificate program, visit the Graduate School website.

Marriage and Family Counseling

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling is a 60-hour program designed to prepare students with a broader perspective for working with individuals, couples, and families than would an MFT only program. Students will complete the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program curriculum as well as choose from a variety of courses in marriage and family counseling and therapy to complete the concentration. This program and concentration also prepares and qualifies students toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina and other states.

Body Centered Therapy

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program with a concentration in Body Centered Therapy is a 60-hour program designed to prepare students with an understanding of creative and expressive processes within the context of the body/mind connection. Students will complete the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program curriculum as well as choose from a variety of courses in body-centered therapy to complete the 9 credit hour concentration. Together, this program and concentration also prepares and qualifies students toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina and other states.

Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy is the practice of using imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, dreamwork, and visual arts together, in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing. It is about reclaiming our innate capacity as human beings for creative expression of our individual and collective human experience in artistic form. Expressive arts therapy is also about experiencing the natural capacity of creative expression and creative community for healing.