Counselor Education and Family Studies

Counseling Programs

The Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies, launched in 1981, is committed to providing quality professional training of mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists from a faith-based perspective. Our training in theory and practice of counseling is designed for those seeking career opportunities in mental health agencies, hospital programs, private practices, church-related or faith-based counseling centers, and other public and private facilities. The department's mission and purpose are extended to students who are not able to attend a more traditional residential program through technologies appropriate to distance learning.


Degree Programs

Four CACREP Accredited Programs

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)Residential

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a residential program that prepares you for the Virginia requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC). You will be equipped through our rigorous academic programs, interaction with mentors and faculty, and carefully structured practica and internships.

Marriage & Family Counseling (M.A.)Residential

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling is a residential program that prepares you for the Virginia requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Counselor (LMFT). You will be equipped through our rigorous academic programs, interaction with mentors and faculty, and carefully structured practica and internships.

School Counseling (M.Ed.) - Online

The Master of Education in School Counseling program is an online program that prepares you to be a school counselor in Christian, public, and private schools. You will master counseling and psychology skills, focusing on ethics and techniques, ethnicity and family counseling and career guidance. Courses provide specialized preparation for individuals seeking credentials for a K-12 school position or those with a desire to further their education and pursue either an Ed.S. or Ed.D.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision - Online

The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is CACREP accredited. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling Related and Educational Programs (CACREP) is an independent accreditation agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The vision of CACREP is to provide leadership and to promote excellence in professional preparation through the accreditation of counseling and related educational programs. CACREP is committed to the development of standards and procedures that reflect the needs of a dynamic, diverse, and complex society.

Additional Master's Degrees

  • Professional Counseling (M.A.) - Online
  • Marriage & Family Therapy (M.A.) - Online
  • Addiction Counseling (M.A.) - Online

 


Program Handbooks

Licensure Information

Resources

Contact

counseling@liberty.edu
(434) 592-4049
(434) 522-0477 (fax)

701 Thomas Road Campus
Carter Building

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