School-based clinical mental health counseling cohort graduate program and employment opportunity

Improve mental health in your community and advance your career.

If you have a bachelors degree, we have a paid career pathway for you.

Douglas ESD has partnered with Bushnell University and Umpqua Community College to recruit and train school-based mental health service providers. The goal of the educational training is to increase the number of available school-based mental health providers in our local region. 

Douglas ESD and Bushnell University are beginning the process of recruiting individuals to participate in this innovative program.  


This approach will integrate classroom learning with real-world experience by funding a 3-year Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health program from Bushnell University and simultaneous employment at Douglas ESD. The grant will cover the tuition costs and fees. Evening graduate classes will occur locally at Umpqua Community College (UCC). UCC has generously donated classroom space and information technology support.  

For general questions, email Cati Adkins, SBMH grant manager at 

For questions about the Bushnell University’s application process, please email Hailey Headlee, admisssion counselor at or Dr. Ryan Melton, Ph.D., LPC, ACS, associate dean at

To learn more about Bushnell University’s master of arts in clinical mental health counseling, visit:


Notice: We’re in the process of reviewing applications for the program.

Read more about the grant here.