Our program trains effective, ethical, and culturally-competent counselors who hold a strong identity as professional mental health counselors. Our students develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and values to:
- Significantly contribute to the profession of mental health counseling through active participation in professional organizations and continued professional development.
- Exhibit the essential counseling skills and processes in order to provide effective, collaborative and culturally-competent services to diverse clients in a variety of settings through a strengths-based approach to personal development and wellness.
- Engage in ethical practices that provide evidence-based counseling and evaluation services.
- Cultivate a relevant area of practice/specialization while incorporating the latest advances in communication and technology.
We expect our graduates to demonstrate proficiency in the above competencies shown in bold type.