master's in counseling distinctives
Quality of Faculty
Dr. Jerry Davis, Director of the Graduate Counseling, has more than 20 years of experience in counseling and education. The program faculty hold various licensures including LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor), LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) and LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). Learn more.
LMHC Licensure and Faith Integration
The graduate counseling program meets or exceeds all Indiana state requirements necessary for licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Faculty intentionally integrate spiritual formation opportunities into each course, challenging students to wrestle with both personal and professional implications of faith. Learn more.
Master's in Counseling students engage in supervised counseling for 100 hours of practicum and 900 hours of internship. During these learning experiences, students receive two hours of one-on-one and group supervision each week, which exceeds state requirements. By providing this additional feedback, our students are poised to make the most of their experiential learning opportunities. Learn more.
As a free counseling clinic, LifeSpring Counseling Center provides graduate counseling students with an avenue to make a significant impact on the local community. In addition, through supervision by faculty, students refine the knowledge and skills necessary within the counseling relationship. Learn more.
Our master's in counseling extensively explores cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, schema-focused and psychodynamic therapeutic models. Graduate counseling students have also chosen to take on independent studies to advance their understanding in areas such as Gestalt therapy. As a result of this broad training, our graduates are highly attractive to employers because they understand how to meet the client's deep needs from a holistic standpoint — addressing cognition, emotion, behavior, and spirituality. In fact, all of the students in the 2011 graduating class were hired within six months of completing the program.
Spiritual Direction Minor
The graduate counseling program's spiritual direction minor allows students an opportunity to explore the dynamics of faith-integrated counseling. Through mentoring and experiential learning activities, students enrolled in the spiritual direction minor have an opportunity to engage local christian organizations and communities directly. Learn more.