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

50 students graduated in August 2017 through May 2018.

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. Of the students who initially matriculated into PMHC or PMHC-A in the Fall of 2015, approximately 95% graduated in 10 terms or less.  

NCE Pass Rate

Last year, 99% of our students who took the NCE 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 2017 through May 2018, 84% were employed within six months of graduating. There were 50 graduates in 2018. 42 responded to our request for employment information and 100% of the 42 respondents were employed.

PMHC and PMHC-A Annual Program Report 2016
PMHC and PMHC-A Annual Program Report 2017