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Counseling Psychology

Professional Mental Health Counseling-Specialization in Addictions Outcomes

Equipped with the best training available, our graduates are helping to transform the professional field in Oregon and beyond to bring new hope and assistance to individuals experiencing the impacts of the full range of mental health problems and addiction-related behaviors. 

Our program readies students to become licensed professional mental health counselors (LPCs) and certified drug and alcohol counselors (CADC-I) who are fully prepared to work with the realities of dual-diagnosis.

Working in Communities

Our graduates are prepared to effectively provide a full range of services in settings including:

  • Community mental health agencies
  • Addiction centers
  • Schools
  • Criminal justice settings
  • Private practices
Counseling Student Program Outcomes for PMHC and PMHC-Specialization in Addictions

Number of Graduates

60 students graduated in August 2015 through May 2016.

Program Completion Rate

Our students may complete their program in a minimum of 7 semesters, with 7-9 semesters considered on-time for a full-time student. Some students who are enrolled part-time typically graduate within 11 semesters. Approximately 10% of our students complete the program in a longer part-time program that varies by student need. The on-time program completion rate for the 13-14 matriculates cannot be calculated until close of Fall 2016. As of right now, 48/61 candidates (78.69%) have graduated on time, and 10/61 candidates (16.39%) are still active in the program.

NCE Pass Rate

Last year, 96% of our students who took the NCE passed. In the three years prior, 100% of our students who took the National Counselor Exam during their program passed, and the average for all students was above the national average for students in CACREP accredited programs.

Employment After Graduation

For the students who graduated in August 2015 through May 2016, 92% are currently employed. There were 60 graduates in 2015, and data was available for 55.

PMHC and PMHC-A Annual Program Report 2016