Mission and Objectives for Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Kent State University

Mission and Objectives for Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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);
  • 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;
  • to provide students with extensive practica experiences in an on-site, state-of-the-art facility that utilizes multiple levels of supervision; and
  • to provide students with a minimum of four semesters of supervised clinical experiences designed to effectively work with clients from a multicultural and pluralistic society.