Program Outcomes

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    Learning outcomes are statements of knowledge, skills and abilities an individual student possesses and can demonstrate upon completion of a program of study. Students graduating from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Gannon University are expected to achieve the following learning outcomes: 

    1.  Core Professional Counselor Knowledge and Skills - Demonstrate the core knowledge and skills reflective of a Professional Counselor consistent with CACREP common core curriculum content and the counseling profession.
    2. Clinical Mental Health Counselor Professional Orientation - Demonstrate understanding of clinical mental health counselor identity, roles, professional organizations, credentialing, and clinical mental health counselor development.
    3. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Theory and Skills - Demonstrate clinical counseling theory and skills consistent with the CACREP Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum content and the counseling profession.
    4. Clinical Mental Health Case Conceptualization and Mental Health Service Delivery - Demonstrate case conceptualization skills and implementation within the various components of mental health service delivery consistent with the CACREP Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum content, multicultural and spirituality competencies, and the counseling profession.
    5. Assessment of Mental and Emotional Disorders and Conditions - Demonstrate assessment of mental and emotional disorders and conditions including crisis, disaster, trauma causing events, and substance abuse, consistent with the CACREP Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum content and the counseling profession.
    6. Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders and Conditions - Demonstrate treatment of mental and emotional disorders and conditions including crisis, disaster, trauma causing events, and substance abuse, consistent with the CACREP Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum content and the counseling profession.
    7. Professional and Ethical Practice - Demonstrate the ability to apply professional and ethical decision making, and adhere to ethical, legal, and professional standards related to the practice of professional counseling, the American Counseling Association and its divisions.
    8. Reflective Learning - Demonstrate self-awareness and self development through engagement in active learning and reflectivity.