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Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Services
Graduate Certificate in Counseling

Explore the mental health profession with the online graduate certificate in contemporary theory in mental health services from Capella University. Learn theories of psychotherapy, explore issues affecting diverse populations and examine ethical and legal issues in the counseling profession.

This certificate is not designed to meet state licensure requirements for the counseling professions.

Work toward your next degree

Coursework completed in this program may be applied toward an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella.

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Learn the latest in academic theory and applied practice from experienced faculty members who are actively engaged in their professions.

Engage in blended, flexible learning

Access our engaging, online learning environment anytime, anywhere, with any device, and set your own schedule while meeting deadlines.

Classes start October 10

Use the code SUMMER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • 100% Online
  • 5 Core courses

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