Mental Health in Children and Adolescents, P.B.C.


This certificate program is part of UNC Greenboro’s graduate counseling program, and is available only to students who are fully admitted to the M.S. or Ph.D. in Counseling programs. Visit our degree program pages to learn more about our counseling master’s and doctoral programs.

The post-baccalaureate certificate (P.B.C.) in Mental Health in Children and Adolescents program requires 12 credit hours beyond the 60 hours required for the M.S. in Counseling degree.. Students enrolling in the post-baccalaureate in Mental Health in Children and Adolescents must be fully-admitted to the Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) counseling program.

Program Distinctions

  • The counselor preparation programs within the Department of Counseling and Educational Development are CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited and offer excellent training through the Master’s and Doctoral Degrees. 
  • The CED department has consistently been recognized as a top graduate education program by the U.S. News & World Report, ranking in the Top 10 list for more than two decades.
  • Within North Carolina, CED is the Top Graduate Program for Counselor Education.

The Student Experience

Students are given strong encouragement to participate in professional organizations and collaborate on original research projects. Opportunities for professional involvement and leadership development include the Student Honor Association in the department as well as state and national counseling organizations.

After Graduation

  • Examples of careers include 
    • Administrator in a counseling clinic or university student services office
    • Clinical Researcher
    • Clinician and Clinical Supervisor in private practice

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