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Behavioral Health Versus Mental Health
Behavioral and mental health are closely related and are often used interchangeably. At Carroll, we believe behavioral health encompasses mental, spiritual and relational health and acknowledge the role our behavior has on all three. As a graduate of our program, you will appreciate the part cultural and societal factors play in illness and health. You will help clients reach their goals by working with the interplay between past experiences, emotions and other constructs that interact with current and future behavior. At the same time, you will be prepared to advocate for societal-level initiatives and policies that support communities' behavioral health.
Specialize in One of Four Concentrations
At Carroll, you can specialize in one of several concentrations relevant to today’s behavioral health professional.
Your elective coursework, practicum, internship placements and thesis or comprehensive projects are all tied to your chosen area of specialization. That means you can develop expertise in your preferred area – an opportunity rarely found in programs that prepare clinicians for licensure at the Master’s level.
All students will accrue a minimum of 1300 clinical hours in the program. We will work with you to secure placements aligned with your chosen concentration areas. In addition, there are opportunities to secure placements closer to home for those who travel a considerable distance for weekend classes.
Carroll offers students a variety of placement options. As a practicum student, you build foundational clinical and counseling skills while working alongside seasoned professions in a placement aligned with your selected concentration and career goals. While completing your 2-semester internship, you will gain independence in your clinical work as you prepare for your post-graduate career.