PhD in Mental Health Counseling

A PhD in mental health counseling is necessary to work as a psychiatrist. Someone with a doctorate in mental health counseling may be permitted to practice as a professional psychiatrist if they hold other Doctor of Medicine credentials. This occupation involves offering services to improve a patient’s emotional well being and to treat psychiatric illnesses. Holders of PhD (doctorate) degrees can also work as clinical social workers or clinical psychologists. Although their scope of practice may vary slightly, all deal with the same disorders, illnesses, issues, and conditions. Psychiatrists diagnose and treat emotional problems suffered by individuals, families, and couples. They have to counsel patients with a view to improving personal relationships as well as treating psychological disorders. Therefore, the scope of their practices often overlaps. 

Programs in Mental Health Counseling

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  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision - Forensic Mental Health Counseling
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Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs:

  • PhD in Counseling - Professional Counseling
  • PhD Counseling: Advanced Clinical Skills
  • PhD Counseling: Counselor ED and Supervision

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Programs:

  • PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision
  • PhD - Psychology
  • PhD - Addiction Psychology
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Programs:

  • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Performance Psychology
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Programs:

  • Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
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Programs:

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