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Counseling – Programmatic Effectiveness

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the counseling program:

  • Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge in each of the eight CACREP core curricular areas
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively apply theory and techniques in developing a strong working alliance with students/clients
  • Students will effectively understand and address professional, ethical, and legal issues using appropriate decision-making processes
  • Students will be knowledgeable and thoughtful about multicultural aspects of the helping process and proficient in the art and science of counseling culturally diverse populations
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge, identity, and appreciation of professional associations and active professional memberships for personal and professional growth
  • Students will demonstrate important dispositions relevant to their work in counseling – including their ability to work collaboratively with others, acceptance of divergent points of view, the ability to receive, give, and integrate feedback, and a developed sense of self-awareness regarding their own skills and talents
  • Students in the Clinical Mental Health Track will acquire knowledge and skills related to the operation of mental health services including public mental health policy, finances, regulatory processes, mental health service delivery systems, clinical mental health counseling services networks, and advocacy
  • Students in the School Counseling Track will acquire the knowledge and skills required for the functions of a school counselor who advocates for students. This includes counseling, coordinating, consulting, case management, and the design of a program that includes the curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and system support.


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