Mission Statement 

It is the mission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at LaGrange College to prepare counseling professionals who value civility, integrity, diversity, service, advocacy, and excellence as they promote the well-being of all those they serve. The faculty members are committed to communicating the knowledge, skills, and passion for both the art and the science of counseling as they prepare qualified graduates to serve the people of their communities as well as the counseling profession.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the LaGrange College Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program are: 

  1. Develop knowledge and skills necessary for competent professional practice, while cultivating strong counselor identity
    a. Practice code of ethics relevant to counseling 
    b. Demonstrate the ability to work with diverse populations.
     
  2. Design and implement effective counseling interventions in various settings with groups and individual clients
    a. Develop a strong professional identity 
    b. Utilize various research methods, assessments, and data to improve counseling effectiveness 
    c. Work with a wide spectrum of biopsychosocial behaviors found in individuals, families, couples, and groups across the lifespan 
  3. Develop competent professionals who engage in advocacy, by enhancing awareness and creating a passion for social justice while implementing multiculturally competent practices 
  4. Enhance engagement in professional organizations by increasing counselor identity
    a. Provide multiple professional development opportunities 
    b. Encourage student participation in professional organizations 
  5. To provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that promote professionalism, self-awareness, and introspection
  6. To attract, enroll, and retain a diverse group of students and to create and support an inclusive learning community

Accreditation Status

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is actively in the process of becoming accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP).  The current courses offered in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program are based on CACREP standards. Each of the faculty members are fully committed and dedicated to meeting and maintaining the standards set by CACREP. 

Here is a link to our 2019-2020 Outcome Report

Here is a link to our 2019-2020 Program Modifications