Counseling Master's Program Announces Partnership With Fitzgibbon Hospital

Posted January 10, 2014

Missouri Valley College’s Master of Arts in Community Counseling (MACC) program has added a new clinical training site. In January, the program will have a student completing clinical training at Fitzgibbon Hospital. The new partnership expands clinical training opportunities for MACC students and furthers collaboration with health agencies in the region.


“An important goal of our program is to train students who will help address mental health needs in underserved rural areas of Missouri. One way we are working toward this goal is by collaborating with local and regional mental health providers,” said Dr. Kevin Sanders, director of the MACC program. “Such collaborations create opportunities for MACC students to get excellent training in the kinds of settings they will work in in the future while also making a difference in the community.”


Fitzgibbon joins several other area agencies who partner with MVC as clinical trainings sites, including Burrell Behavioral Health, Pathways Community Behavioral Health and Butterfield Youth Services.


“We are very thankful for Fitzgibbon Hospital’s collaboration with the MACC program. I am also very grateful to the other area agencies that have continued their partnerships with us. We are all working toward the same goal—helping people. When we work together, everyone benefits,” said Dr. Sanders.


The first class of graduates from the MACC program graduated in August 2013 and in November the program reported 100 percent job placement of those graduates. The graduates are working in a variety of fields including outpatient mental health clinics, secondary education and post-secondary education.


To learn more about the MACC program, please contact MVC’s Graduate Admissions office at 660-831-4080 or go to




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