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Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counselors

Role of the Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Professional Counselors work in a variety of school and community settings to help people make adaptive decisions. Through counseling, consulting, and educational activities, Professional Counselors help people fulfill their potential and realize their goals.

Clinical Mental Health Counselors work in public and private community counseling centers, businesses, educational institutions, private practice, hospitals and employee assistance programs providing individual and group counseling, implementing and managing community programming and consultation to address:

  • Mental health problems
  • Drug, alcohol and other substance abuse issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Adaptation to life transitions
  • Coping skills
  • Self esteem


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Databases

Find all of the library's databases here.  Note that you may limit your search to a broad subject area, such as Education or Psychology.

The databases listed below are particularly helpful for education research.  If you're not sure where to start, you might want to try either Education Research Complete or ERIC.  Both are excellent starting points for most education topics. 

E-Reference and Streaming Video Databases

Credo Reference offers traditional reference resources, such as encyclopedias and dictionaries, in electronic format. One very helpful feature is the citation found at the end of each entry.  You can select the style manual (such as APA, Chicago, Harvard, or MLA).

Counseling and Therapy in Video and Education in Video are useful for both pre-service and current educators and counselors. 

Books