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The NM Counseling and Therapy Board approves USW graduates, with some additional requirements, for application for becoming a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) License which leads to the licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC).
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The University of the Southwest’s Mental Health Counseling program meets the California statutory requirements for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licensure under California’s Business and Professions Code Section 4999.32 for those students in the 2011-2012 academic year.

This program prepares candidates to become counselors as defined by the American Counseling Association (ACA) 1997 definition of professional counseling as, "...the application of mental health, psychological or human development principles, through cognitive, affective, behavioral or systemic interventions, strategies that address wellness, personal growth, or career development, as well as pathology." Intern and Practicum students can work in a variety of mental health settings.

Mental Health Counseling Degree Plan (48 hours)

Mental Health Counseling Degree Plan (60 hours)

Mental Health Counseling Course Descriptions

For more information contact the Office of Enrollment Services

800.530.4400 | 575.392.6563 |

University of the Southwest
6610 Lovington Highway
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240