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Mission and Objectives

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Mission Statement:
Building on a long tradition of academic excellence, the mission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Kent State University is to prepare research-informed and ethically sound students for lifelong learning and employment as Licensed Professional Counselors, who diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders in a diverse and ever changing society.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Objectives:
The objectives of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Kent State University are to deliver the high quality education required by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and to prepare students to meet the requirements of the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSW&MFTB) to become licensed as Professional Counselors. Two more important factors include providing students with extensive practica experiences in an on-site, state-of-the-art facility that utilizes multiple levels of supervision, and providing students with a minimum of four semesters of supervised clinical experiences designed to effectively work with clients from a multicultural and pluralistic society.