Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling

Dr. Kelli Jo Arndt, Director
karndt@winebrenner.edu

The Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling degree seeks to prepare individuals to be effective counselors and servants of the Lord Jesus Christ who integrate Christian values and beliefs into their work with clients from a multicultural and pluralistic society. Consistent with the mission of Winebrenner, students will incorporate the Christian principles of practicing generosity, seeking wholeness, and living missionally while also adhering to the counseling profession’s standards. The program is designed to equip men and women to work in multiple settings (i.e. private practice, community mental health agencies, hospitals, government, and business settings) where they can help bring spiritual, emotional, and psychological wellness into people’s lives. The objectives of the MACC program are to deliver a 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, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSWMFTB) to become licensed as Professional Counselors.

The MACC is available at the Findlay, OH campus.

Program Requirements
General theological education requirements (9 credit hours):
Old Testament Foundations*
New Testament Foundations*
A Survey of Christian Theology
*Students may test out of OT Foundations and/or NT Foundations by passing a preliminary Bible exam

MACC requirements (60 credit hours):

Counseling Theories
Counseling Techniques
Introduction to Clinical Mental Health
Group Counseling
Human Growth and Development
Multicultural Counseling
Career Counseling
Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorders
Assessment in Counseling
Research and Evaluation
Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
Psychopathology
Personality Assessment
Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Evaluation of Mental and Emotional Disorders
Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders
Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I
Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling II
MACC Electives (6 hours)
Foundations in Theological Studies
Admission Requirements
1. Submit an Application for Admission.  The deadline for applications is October 31, 2014.
2. Submit a $30 application fee.
3. Demonstrate a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and submit transcripts from all schools where academic credit was earned.
4. Complete a background check (click here to download the form).  To review the WTS Background Check policy, click here.
5. Provide three recommendations (click here to download the form).
6. Participate in an interview with program director which includes an extemporaneous writing sample (this interview will be scheduled following the submission of all other documents).  Interviews will be conducted November 11-12, 2014.
7. Provide a current curriculum vitae (via email to admissions@winebrenner.edu).
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