Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling

Dr. Kelli Jo Arndt, Director

kellijo.arndt@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 (e.g. 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.

Winebrenner Theological Seminary (Winebrenner) is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Association for Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. 

To ensure that we deliver the highest quality of academic programming and provide continuous improvement in the Masters of Arts in Clinical Counseling Program, Winebrenner is pursuing specialization accreditation through the CACREP.

As of 10/31/2017, CACREP has completed their onsite visit to Winebrenner. The visit was positive and we are anticipating a formal recommendation of approval at the January 2018 CACREP Board Meeting, with notification in February 2018.  For more information, or confirmation of our ‘in-process’ status, we encourage you to visit cacrep.org/programs-in-process. 

As always, if you have questions, please contact Kathryn Helleman at  419-434-4256 or by email at kathryn.helleman@winebrenner.edu to learn more about the timing, process, and why accreditation matters to you and us.

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 
Counseling Children and Adolescents 
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 for Seminary Studies

Application

1. Submit an Application for Admission
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. Submit the Affidavit of Good Moral Character (click here to download the form).  This form must be signed in the presence of a notary.  Shari Buis, Winebrenner Registrar, is a Notary Public and is available to notarize this form if you need or desire it.  You may contact Shari at 419-434-4245 or registrar@winebrenner.edu.
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).  
7. Provide a current curriculum vitae (via email to admissions@winebrenner.edu).

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Faculty
Dr. Kelli Jo Arndt
Professor in Clinical Counseling
Director of the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Program

University of Toledo, B.S., 1987;
Bowling Green State, M.Ed., 1992;
University of Toledo, Ph.D., 2006;
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Winebrenner Theological Seminary (2014) 
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 Dr. Mary Iiames
 Assistant Professor in Clinical Counseling
 Bluffton College, B.A., 1988;
 Bowling Green State University, M.Ed., 1992;
 The University of Toledo, Ph.D., 2000;
 Winebrenner Theological Seminary (2017) 
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 Dr. Karen McGibbon
 Assistant Professor in Clinical Counseling; Practicum & Internship Coordinator
 
University of the West Indies, B.S.,1990;
 St. Stephen’s College, M.A., 2011;
 Regent University, Ph.D., 2015;
 Winebrenner Theological Seminary (2017) 
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