Take the next step in education with BVU, a leader both in the number of education students who complete programs each year and in the success of our alumni. Licensure in mental health counseling includes options for concentrations in:
- Addictions Counseling
- Child and Adolescent Counseling
- Couple and Family Counseling.
The mental health counseling program is designed to meet the curricular requirements for Iowa professional licensure under section 31.6(2) of the Bureau of Professional Licensure of the Iowa Board of Behavioral Science standards for a content-equivalent program to be evaluated by the Center for Credentialing and Education as of April 1, 2014.
The mental health counseling program is not accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), though such accreditation may be pursued in the future. Program staff will make every effort to stay abreast of requirements for licensure in Iowa and to assist students in meeting those requirements. However, because the regulations governing Iowa licensure are not under the control of Buena Vista University, graduates’ eligibility for licensure cannot be guaranteed.