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Counseling Graduate Program

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mental Health Counseling program is to produce graduates who:

  • Function as highly skilled and ethical counselors in individual, couples, and group settings
  • Demonstrate mastery of major counseling theories and skills and show the ability to utilize them therapeutically in clinical settings
  • Have strong foundational knowledge in the area of human growth and development and are able to use this knowledge to inform their therapeutic work with individuals, couples, and groups
  • Value and respect diversity and demonstrate multicultural competency working with therapy clients from diverse backgrounds
  • Show mastery of skills necessary to work therapeutically with clients who have experienced crises, disasters, and trauma
  • Possess an adjustment-oriented approach that emphasizes not only diagnosis and remediation of pathology, but also prevention, wellness, early intervention, and advocacy