3 Career Options with an MS in Christian Counseling

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If you are pursuing a counseling career and want to provide scripturally sound solutions for your clients, then Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Christian Counseling may be the ideal program for you. The MS in Christian Counseling provides students with an educational foundation in theological wisdom and biblical knowledge so that they may provide others with assistance and encouragement from a Christian perspective. If this type of education interests you, then keep reading to learn about potential career options for graduates of this program:

Mental Health Counselor

Mental health counselors are often employed by hospitals and clinics, where they are responsible for helping to treat mental health issues. If you pursue a career in this field, you can expect to create and implement treatment plans, counsel clients individually and in groups, maintain patient care documentation and conduct interviews to assess the mental status of patients.

School Counselor

A school counselor helps students achieve their academic goals and pursue professional and personal development. If working in a high school setting, school counselors often assist students with making their college choices. Some of the day-to-day tasks of these counseling professionals include identifying special needs, providing a safe and peaceful environment, determining obstacles to progress and listening to students.

Substance Abuse Counselor

As a substance abuse counselor, your primary responsibility would be to offer therapy to individuals who struggle with issues related to drug or alcohol use. In this counseling profession, some of your responsibilities may include conducting patient interviews and evaluations, developing customized treatment plans and leading education and group sessions.

Are you ready to learn more about GCU’s MS in Christian Counseling? If so, then visit the College of Humanities and Social Sciences or use the Request More Information button on this page.

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