Counseling

Mission & Vision

Overview

The Master of Arts in Counseling program prepares students from diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences to be master's level counselors or clinicians. We have an innovative and supportive faculty who, themselves, are clinicians and involved in all aspects of the counseling profession. Our curriculum provides students with opportunities to develop knowledge and competence in counseling skills, theory, assessment, empirically based research and personal growth, so that they may deliver professional counseling services in a variety of work settings. Our program and faculty embody the values of UMHB as a Christian institution.

Vision

The Graduate Counseling Program at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor aspires to be the program of choice for persons seeking development as viable, competent, effective, and ethical professional mental health and marriage and family counselors. Students and faculty collaboratively pursue knowledge, faith, compassion, justice and innovative ideas so that they may develop and provide counseling services to diverse community populations throughout the nation and abroad.

Mission

The Graduate Counseling Program seeks to prepare students from diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences as master’s level clinicians for the mental health and marriage and family fields. The programs also equip students with skills needed to later continue their academic training at the doctoral level if they choose. Our programs give students opportunities to develop knowledge and competence in counseling skills, theory, assessment, empirically based research and personal growth, so that they may deliver professional mental health services in a variety of work settings. Our mission embodies the values of UMHB as a Christian-based institution and the ethical principles of the mental health professions: autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice, fidelity, and veracity. The programs are designed to meet the standards of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational programs (CACREP) and educational requirements for Texas licensure by the Texas state Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors and the Texas State Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists.