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Professional Clinical Counseling, M.A.

Program Description

Students earning a Master of Arts degree in Professional Clinical Counseling (PCC) will meet the education requirements for licensure as Professional Counselors. The PCC Master's Program is CACREP Accredited.

Diversity Statement

Diversity includes many areas, and addressing it involves understanding the importance of an appreciation for differing world views. Non-discrimination policy is stated in the opening section of this catalog.

The PCC program at La Salle University are committed to introducing faculty and students to diverse people, thoughts, and ideas. This is accomplished through courses and coursework, internship and clinical experiences, professional activities, and developmental opportunities.

Issues of diversity are addressed and integrated throughout the PCC curricula.

Statement on Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Discrimination

The Professional Clinical Counseling Program harassment, sexual misconduct, and discrimination policy is in accord with the La Salle university policy on harassment, sexual misconduct, and discrimination, aligned with the La Salle mission and the Student Guide to Resources, Rights, and Responsibilities to establish an environment where students, faculty and staff can function, work and learn, safely and with respect.

The PCC Program publishes a Diversity statement in its Student Handbook and a diversity statement is listed on all PCC Course syllabi. La Salle’s PCC Program is committed to understanding and appreciating diversity among all individuals, and to the principle that there shall be no discrimination in the treatment of any person.

Student’s Guide to Resources Rights and Responsibilities contains the university’s policy on Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Discrimination. This can be found online and in Appendix A:


In keeping with this Lasallian tradition, the Professional Clinical Counseling Program strives to prepare professionals with the abilities and competencies requisite for the practice of mental health counseling. The curriculum emphasizes a conceptualization of the role of the counselor and what is needed to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to practice effectively and ethically. Students are provided with coursework and clinical experiences, which encourages them to examine the complex interplay of all forces (scientific, interpersonal, emotional, mental and spiritual) that coexist within and exert influence on the individual. The goal is to prepare mental health counselors who will competently develop and implement comprehensive interventions, acquire a holistic perspective to health care, understand the complexity of addressing the overall, long-term well-being of individuals, evaluate and treat mental and emotional disorders, address a wide array of mental health issues that will best meet the needs of clients, and value professional diligence and continued learning throughout their professional career.