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Top 19 Master Degrees in Mental Healthcare 2019/2020

Earning a master’s degree usually takes anywhere from one to three years. Students may enroll in a master’s program after completing a bachelor’s degree. Master’s programs build upon undergraduate education and give students access to more in-depth subject matter.

What is a Master in Mental Health? This program prepares students to act as counselors, therapists, and in many cases, social workers. Students take a wide variety of courses in psychology, biology, sociology, and cognitive therapy. Exams, lectures, and case studies help students hone their skills while gaining indispensible knowledge. Students are expected to become familiar with a wide range of mental illnesses and disorders, as well as the types of treatments used to manage and prevent them. Many schools require internships.

After earning a Master in Mental Health, students will be able to quickly identify and assess the psychological condition of individuals and groups. This is an extremely versatile degree, and students have the option of working in both clinical and academic settings.

The cost of earning a master’s degree is based on multiple factors. Geographic location, length of program, and institutional rates all impact educational costs. For more in-depth information, students should contact schools directly.

Students with this particular degree commonly provide mental health services in hospitals, clinics, and private practices. Many may work under the supervision of psychiatrists or more experienced practitioners. Others choose to work with government agencies and school systems. Workers in this field make a living by educating communities about mental and emotional health issues. Those who choose to practice independently may help clients manage severe mental illnesses, and make plans to achieve specific life goals. Some students choose to educate others in a collegiate environment.

There are a plethora of international mental health programs available to students. Many of these are offered online, while others take place in a traditional classroom setting. If you are interested in earning a degree, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

Welcome to Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Our graduate program consists of 51 credit hours and is designed as a sequential five-semester curriculum leading ... [+]

Welcome to Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Our graduate program consists of 51 credit hours and is designed as a sequential five semester curriculum leading to the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC) degree.

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC) Program is to prepare admitted students to become professional Rehabilitation Counselors who work in partnership with people with disabilities. The primary ongoing goals of the MRC Program include:

developing and maintaining an educational curriculum focused on effective student learning and development in rehabilitation counseling; preparing students to become professionals who are committed to effectively partnering with people with disabilities in achieving their maximum vocational, psychological, social, and economic independence; and creating a multicultural learning environment that embraces empowering students to become professionals who facilitate empowerment for their clients and community. What is Rehabilitation Counseling? ... [-]
USA Montgomery
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Universidad Pontificia Comillas

This Master's program from Comillas Pontifical University stands out from the rest since its learning outcomes include intervention strategies concerning psychological pr ... [+]

Máster Universitario en Psicología General Sanitaria

Desde la regulación en nuestro país de la psicología en el ámbito sanitario, la titulación de Máster en Psicología General Sanitaria es un requisito indispensable para poder trabajar como psicólogo en el campo de la salud realizando tareas de evaluación, investigación e intervención que promuevan y mejoren la salud de las personas.

Este Máster se distingue de otras propuestas formativas al incluir en su diseño el aprendizaje de las estrategias de intervención en problemas psicológicos desde distintos enfoques teóricos de la psicología con vistas a proporcionar una acción terapéutica que mejor se ajuste a la demanda planteada.... [-]

Spain Madrid
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Spanish
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Alfaisal University

After the release of the complete version of the human genome in 2003, the field of medical genetics experienced a revolution in the speed of discoveries which positively ... [+]

Master's in Genetic Counselling (MGC) Program Overview

After the release of the complete version of the human genome in 2003, the field of medical genetics experienced a revolution in the speed of discoveries which positively affected human health. The clinical and genomic breakthrough of the medical genetics field has aided the translation and integration of genomics into healthcare and the introduction of personalized medicine improving the level of service offered to patients. The high incidence of various genetic disorders in KSA and in the Arab world, the implementation of national programs of newborn and premarital screening have significantly increased the demand for properly trained Genetic Counselors to work with patients and their families. Genetic counseling training programs have been around in North America since the late sixties. These training programs have proven to be highly successful in graduating well trained genetic counselors, where currently there are thousands of them practicing worldwide.... [-]

Saudi Arabia Riyadh
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)

The master is jointly promoted from professional associations and family and users. Born of everyday practice in services and has a communal and inclusive orientation. It ... [+]

The master is jointly promoted from professional associations and family and users. Born of everyday practice in services and has a communal and inclusive orientation. It is divided into five modules with a significant proportion of practical learning; human factor (people, equipment and community), intervention contexts (history and scientific and ethical foundations), technical tools (intervention based on evidence and values), instead of the intervention (devices) and research methodology. Mastered born at the confluence of associations of professionals, family and academia users, which ensures a commitment to professional practice and the values ​​that underpin it, as well as empirical evidence and the scientific approach.... [-]

Spain Castellón de la Plana
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The research master Genes in Behaviour and Health is a two-year full-time programme that will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of the relevant research meth ... [+]

Degree: Master Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 year Tuition fees: for students of EU/EEA countries €2.060 Application deadline: 1 June 2018 (1 April 2018, if you require housing) Field of interest: Computer Science, Mathematics, and Business Admission requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Bioinformatics, Educational Science or a closely related subject area Practical expertise, theoretical excellence

While the 20th century was the century of physics, we have now entered the century of the genome. Twin studies and more recently molecular genetic studies have highlighted the influence of our genetic code on our behavior and health. To adequately understand and influence behavior and health, we need to increase our understanding of the way our genes play their part, by itself and in interaction with our environment.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Full-time
2 find your juris doctor
Campus
Instituto Superior De Estudios Psicológicos ISEP

The Master in Artistic and Creative Therapies enables you to work as an artistic and creative therapist in public or private health, education or social institutions. Thi ... [+]

Locations: Barcelona - Madrid

Hours: S - D

Qualification: Master in Artistic and Creative Therapies issued by ISEP

About

The Master in Artistic and Creative Therapies enables you to work as an artistic and creative therapist in public or private health, education or social institutions. This master encompasses knowledge in art therapy, music therapy and theater therapy and allows you to expand your therapeutic training from the perspective of personal and creative development. ISEP offers you this program, with a high degree of specialization and professionalism, as part of the training itinerary in Artistic and Creative Therapies, where the Master in Art Therapy is framed, the Master in Music Therapy and the Master in Therapy. In this way, with a global and comprehensive vision, you will be able to design and develop intervention programs and projects from the focus of the different psychotherapeutic disciplines that make up this master's degree, promoting from creative therapies the necessary changes to achieve improvements in the welfare and education. The methodology of ISEP combines practical and theoretical training, working from group dynamics, audiovisual materials and encouraging the reflection of the students.... [-]

Spain Barcelona Madrid
October 2019
Spanish
Campus
Instituto Superior De Estudios Psicológicos ISEP

Contextual or Third Generation Therapies are revolutionizing the field of psychology in the field of behavior therapy. They are characterized by offering skills aimed at ... [+]

Locations: Barcelona - Madrid - Valencia

Schedule: Weekend

Qualification: Master in Third Generation Therapies and Application of New Technologies issued by ISEP

About

Contextual or Third Generation Therapies are revolutionizing the field of psychology in the field of behavior therapy. They are characterized by offering skills aimed at accepting what can not be changed and changing what is susceptible to change, all aimed at achieving vital goals and achieving a meaningful life. They focus on the context and function of thoughts, feelings or emotions, instead of targeting the intensity or frequency of these psychological events.

This change of direction justifies the need for specific quality preparation, and this is what ISEP offers with the Master in Third Generation Therapies and Application of New Technologies in Psychological Treatment . With this program you will become a trained professional for the management of contextual therapies, completing the cognitive behavioral intervention.... [-]

Spain Barcelona Madrid Valencia
October 2019
Spanish
Campus
Instituto Superior De Estudios Psicológicos ISEP

ISEP presents a formative itinerary of scientific nature, updated and professional, oriented to the specialization to make effective interventions in psychological proble ... [+]

Locations: Barcelona - Madrid

Hours: Madrid SD Barcelona VS

Qualification: Master in Contextual Therapies issued by ISEP

About

ISEP presents a formative itinerary of scientific nature, updated and professional, oriented to the specialization to make effective interventions in psychological problems through contextual therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Analytical Therapy (TAF), Therapy Dialectic Behavior (TDC), Behavioral Activation Therapy (TAC) or Brief Strategic Therapy, among others.

The training in Contextual Therapies will allow you to identify the most effective therapy in each case, taking into account the psychopathological characteristics, the symptomatology and the context of each patient, and apply it correctly to subsequently analyze the results obtained.... [-]

Spain Barcelona Madrid
October 2019
Spanish
Campus
Instituto Superior De Estudios Psicológicos ISEP

With the Master in Psychotherapy of Emotional Wellbeing we offer an integrative approach to psychotherapy, which takes into account each and every one of the aspects that ... [+]

Locations: Barcelona - Madrid - Valencia

Hours: Madrid SD Barcelona VS Valencia SD

Qualification: Master in Psychotherapy of Emotional Wellbeing issued by ISEP

About

The true objective of current psychotherapy is to teach our patients to live with full and total consciousness the here and now, with all that implies.

With the Master in Psychotherapy of Emotional Wellbeing we offer an integrative approach to psychotherapy, which takes into account each and every one of the aspects that influence Emotional Wellbeing: psychological, emotional, physiological, immunological, spiritual, social and family.

Master's Program in Psychotherapy of Emotional Well-BeingModule 1. Third Generation Therapies: evolution of cognitive behavioral therapy. Epistemological and empirical bases.Module 2. Brain and emotions learning: biophysiological bases.Module 3. Intrapersonal intelligence: the management of emotions.Module 4. Mindfulness and its different therapies.Module 5. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).Module 6. Integral Behavioral Therapy of a couple.Module 7. Therapies from the TIC.Module 8. Mindfulness: the practice of Mindfulness.Module 9. Transpersonal therapy.Module 10. The body in therapy.Module 11. Positive Psychology.Pectics / Practice ReportFinal work of master... [-]
Spain Barcelona Madrid Valencia
October 2019
Spanish
Campus
Instituto Superior De Estudios Psicológicos ISEP

The day to day work with people in the field of health, as in education or social, requires new resources and constant renewal. That is why Assisted Therapy with Animals ... [+]

Locations: Barcelona - Madrid

Hours: VS

Qualification: Master in Assisted Therapy with Animals issued by ISEP

About

The day to day work with people in the field of health, as in education or social, requires new resources and constant renewal. That is why Assisted Therapy with Animals comes as part of an intervention in which the animal is a fundamental part of it, becoming a support for treatments, a facilitator of therapeutic processes and a center of interest that will help us contribute to the overall development of the person.

As Assisted Interventions with Animals have evolved (encompassing both therapies and education), they have required, increasingly, a highly specialized training such as the Master in Animal Assisted Therapy is a pioneer for its interdisciplinary nature . It has the best teachers in the sector and is based on a methodology based on the combination of practical learning and theoretical knowledge. It is also aimed at obtaining results within a comprehensive training framework, encompassing all aspects that affect the practice of assisted interventions with animals.... [-]

Spain Barcelona Madrid
October 2019
Spanish
Campus
Southern Cross University (Online)

Our Master of Mental Health Nursing is the first of its kind, developed against the latest mental health industry standards as set by the Australian College of Mental Hea ... [+]

Duration: Two years, part-time Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify Study periods: January, March, April, July, September, November Fees: $2300 per unit, find out about FEE-HELP Units: 12 Build your capabilities for optimum patient care

Mental health is a growing issue, so there is a need for highly skilled mental health nurse professionals to ensure consumers receive the best possible care.

Study a postgraduate mental health nursing course online with Southern Cross University’s internationally recognized School of Health and Human Sciences. In this program, you will learn from leading and clinically active mental health nurse academics; and access current and clinically relevant, evidence-based coursework through a responsive and interactive learning environment.... [-]

Australia Australia Online
November 2019
Part-time
2 years
Online
Southern Cross University (Online)

There is a growing need in our healthcare system for highly skilled professionals who understand the complexities of mental health and can offer well-informed mental heal ... [+]

Duration: Two years, part-time Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify Study periods: January, March, April, July, August, October Fees: $2300 per unit Units: 12 Develop the skills to effectively respond to patient needs

There is a growing need in our healthcare system for highly skilled professionals who understand the complexities of mental health and can offer well-informed mental health clinical interventions.

Southern Cross University’s online Master of Mental Health postgraduate course will enhance your understanding of mental health and psychiatry while building the skills needed to effectively respond to patients experiencing mild, moderate and severe mental health challenges.... [-]

Australia Australia Online
November 2019
Part-time
2 years
Online
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Objectives: To qualify for the achievement of health gains from nursing care for people experiencing complex critical illness and / or organ failure, response in situatio ... [+]

Master in Mental Healthcare. GoalsTo qualify for the achievement of health gains from nursing care for the person experiencing complex critical illness and / or organizational failure processes, response in situations of catastrophe and multivitamin emergency, and control of infection, taking into account the ethical dimension and ethics of the profession;Empowering for leadership, resource management and care, for the optimization of nursing and health team responses, aiming at improving the quality of care for the person and family experiencing complex processes of critical situation and or organic failure, and adequate response to disasters and emergencies;Encourage the production, appropriation and dissemination of scientific knowledge, assuring the ethical and social responsibility of nursing.... [-]
Portugal Vila Real
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Fundació Universitat de Girona: Innovació i Formació

Clinical sexology is an upward specialization that increasingly requires professional experts in this field of competence. In fact, just over 45% of the population will s ... [+]

Reasons to take the course

Classes in Barcelona, on the weekend, once or twice a month.

Team of teachers with extensive clinical experience in the field of clinical sexology and couple therapy.

Formative therapy of the student before starting work with the assigned cases.

Practices with real cases, in the Institute of Studies of Sexuality and the Couple.

Supervisory groups

Guided visits.

Moodle specific to the course, with forums, downloading materials, etc.

Tutoring available throughout the Master.

Presentation

Clinical sexology is an upward specialization that increasingly requires professional experts in this field of competence. In fact, just over 45% of the population will suffer some type of sexual dysfunction throughout their lives. Despite this high prevalence, public services are not sufficiently trained to offer this specialized care properly. On the other hand, there are more and more private centers that need to incorporate specialized professionals in this field to form multidisciplinary teams that can meet the wide variety of care demands in the field of clinical sexology.... [-]

Spain Girona
October 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Online & Campus Combined
Queensland University of Technology

The Master of Clinical Psychology builds upon the latest psychotherapy process and outcome research findings and uses an integrative approach to training students in the ... [+]

Master in Mental Healthcare. Overview An integrative psychotherapeutic approach that provides students with a unique flexibility to conceptualize and treat clinical presentations across the lifespan. Graduate eligible to apply for registration as a psychologist in Australia. Learn to conceptualize and treat clinical presentations including relational psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and systemic narrative therapeutic approaches. Gain experience with an internship at our specialized Psychology and Counselling clinic, and with clinical training in external hospitals, community agencies and mental health settings. Opportunity to complete a study program that combines Master of Clinical Psychology in a partially part-time mode with concurrent, but staggered, completion of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). ... [-]
Australia Kelvin Grove
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus