Promote social justice, dignity and respect within the community
The Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling (MACC) degree is designed to provide the necessary knowledge, values and skills required of competent master’s level counseling practitioners working in community setting with clients experiencing mental health and co-occurring substance abuse issues. The program is designed to develop professionally ethical practitioners trained within the Franciscan tradition of Alvernia University to promote social justice, dignity and respect for all human life within the community.
MACC is a CACREP-accredited program for adult students committed to upholding the highest standards in professional mental health and addictions counseling. Offered at our main campus in Reading, the MACC program prepares students to address complicated issues of social justice and healthy functioning with an approach that combines theory, technique and hands-on practical experiences. Methods of instruction include lecture, skill demonstrations, role plays, small group interactions and discussions. Most courses are delivered on-site with a few online and blended course offerings.