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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  • The School of Psychology & Counseling received a 95% match rate for 4th year Psy.D. student internships in 2015.
  • Programmatic accreditation for psychology programs is provided by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Programs:

  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • Several institutional scholarship opportunities are available to students who qualify.
  • Features several learning model options, including online, residency, and hybrid options.
  • Offers graduate degree programs in organizational leadership, mind-body medicine, psychology and human science.
  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).
  • Two teaching locations in Seattle, Washington with the university headquarters located in Oakland, California.

Programs:

  • Ph.D. Psychology, Psychophysiology Specialization
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Ph.D. Psychology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities (beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities.
  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).

Programs:

  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
  • Ph.D. Business Psychology, Consulting Track
  • Ph.D. International Psychology
Locations:  Washington

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.  We offer online programs focused on doctoral and master’s degrees in the schools of business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage and family sciences.

 


Programs:

  • Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • General Psychology - PhD of Psychology

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Programs:

  • Doctor of Psychology, Mediation & Conflict Resolution
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  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Christian Ministry
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