Masters in Human Services?????????

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  1. eilla05

    eilla05 New Member

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    Since I am positive that I will be getting a second Masters degree my husband suggested that I just get my Masters in Human Service with a concentration in something I am interested in. Sounds great except I can't find any online other than Liberty University and Nova Southeastern University. I am interested in Nova Southeastern's program however I can't find the tuition cost for the program I am interested in, Masters in Human Services in Child Protection concentration child protection and juvenile justice and it looks expensive for their other programs..

    In any case anyone know of any online Masters in Human Services other than those listed above?
     
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    If you haven't picked a specialization in Human Services, I recommend addictions counseling; it is not a very well paid profession, but you will be demand for the conceivable future, especially if marijuana is legalized. Your church and community needs you right now.

    Check out the addictions counseling degrees at Aspen University.
     
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    Dave- I would love to do addictions counseling actually and was considering getting my Masters in addiction counseling. I am not worried about the money really, I want to do a rewarding job more than one that pays well.
     
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    Sounds great! Please write me a message if you have questions.
     
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    What do you know about LCDC jobs in Texas? I start my program in the net few months and am ready to go! I'm just worried about finding work as a CI.
     
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    I don't know very much about licensure in TX and reciprocity with other states but I will read up on it.

    As far as becoming a counselor intern, I highly recommend that you volunteer at an agency to start getting hours and making connections. Private message me and I can discuss that further.
     
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    Re your interest in a Child Protection concentration and juvenile justice: Prairie View A&M University offers an online MS in Juvenile Justice (MSJJ); perhaps this program may be of interest to you … I’m certain the tuition will be less prohibitive than that of Nova Southeastern (?).
    MS Juvenile Justice
     
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    What is your concentration for Liberty's MA HS? Have you considered addictions counseling?
     
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    Here I am playing the CACREP police again. Here is a list of ALL online degrees accredited by CACREP... the American Counseling Association's accrediting body.

    I'll spare the soap box lecture. Basically, look into why it is or is not important for you to graduate from a program that is CACREP-accredited, if you want to go into counseling (as opposed to social work, MFT, etc).
     
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    Not sure of "Hadashi no Gen"s agenda related to CACREP schools. There are lots of accredited non-CACREP counseling graduate schools out there. Hadashi no Gen keeps bringing up the DOD/VA issue; not sure that limiting yourself from that highly specific clientel should be the determining factor in choosing a graduate program.
     
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    Here we go again. Listen man... I am bringing up an issue that is important for counselors. If someone is going into the field and plans to be a mental health clinician, veterans and military are one of the most undeserved populations by good counselors. As counselors we are not ethically able to pick and choose our clients, are we? Sure we can have preferences about the thype of therapist that we are (ie: "I work best with children," "I am a good DBT therapist," etc)... but it is our job to help and advocate for who is undeserved and in need. I am surprised that you are offended, then, by my looking out for aspiring colleagues stating true information.

    Are you a Liberty grad?

    Anyway... please deal with your own issues before attacking me and making me out to look like a troll.
     
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    Thanks for pointing out this info.....it was something I never really looked inot untill now and the more info we have the better off we are. Now I'm thinking about a MSW.
     
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    I am a graduate of a non-CACREP graduate school (not Liberty) but am in clinical practice (as an LPC) in Virginia and have supervised a reasonably large number of Liberty graduates who have gone on to receive their LPC (as a result of my clinical supervision). So not only do I have a non-CACREP degree and have a license but I have been responsible for the supervision of those now licensed who also have non-CACREP degrees. Since I've done this in 3 states (and could do so in nearly all 50), I believe that I can speak with some authority that non-CACREP degrees can lead to licensure.

    I didn't call you a troll - but it does appear that you've made less than a dozen posts to this forum and all of them have been providing misinformation on this same topic.

     
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    As I read other online boards, I notice that there is some misinformation related to CACREP-recommended curriculum and CACREP-accredited degrees.

    Most graduate schools structure their curriculum consistent with CACREP (even Liberty's site notes that they do as well). Most states "require" the CACREP-recommended courses - but most of them did before CACREP (they may have retitled some courses to fit the CACREP structure).

    Just because a state licensing body requires courses that are consistent with the CACREP recommendations does not mean that they require the courses be taught at a CACREP-accredited graduate school.
     
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    Provision of Mental Health Counseling Services Under TRICARE (2010) includes an appendix that notes the requirements for licensure in each state.

    Many states read something similar to Alabama (chosen only because its first alphabetically): "Master’s degree or higher in counseling from a CACREP-or CORE-accredited program or its equivalent at a regionally accredited institution, with at least 48 graduate semester hours."

    The only states that that source indicates CACREP-accredited programs are REQUIRED (without any "equivalent" consideration) are: Arizona, Louisiana, Maine, Utah.

    BUT, then I went to the websites of those four states. Arizona does not indicate CACREP only ("regionally accredited college or university"). Louisiana states "regionally accredited institution" as well. Utah reads "Master’s degree or equivalent."

    So there. We're down to Maine.

    If you want to practice in Maine or with clients whose sole funding source is TRICARE... then you should rule-out regionally-accredited non-CACREP programs.
     

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