Graduates in Clinical Mental Health Counseling will:

  • Evidence understanding of the role of a counselor; including ethical practice, counselor behaviors and professional associations
  • Demonstrate knowledge, awareness and skills requisite for counseling persons from different cultural contexts and of different levels of ability
  • Apply counseling theories, techniques and intervention to practice; in individual and group settings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical use of appraisal instruments
  • Demonstrate an ability to diagnose mental health status
  • Demonstrate an ability to review counseling research and integrate its contribution to specific areas of knowledge
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Graduates in College Student Personnel will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge, awareness and skills requisite for working with students from different cultural contexts and of different levels of ability
  • Demonstrate an ability to review field related research and integrate its contribution to specific areas of knowledge
  • Apply knowledge of counseling theories and developmental theory as well as best practices in Student Affairs and student
  • Evidence understanding of role of the Student Affairs professional; including ethical behavior and professional affiliation
  • Demonstrated an ability to assess needs of different groups within a particular college environment, develop appropriate program, implement and assess program
  • Demonstrate understanding of the historical influences that have shaped student affairs practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current issues in higher education and the purpose and function of student affairs practice in higher education
  • Demonstrate an ability to integrate the knowledge and awareness gained to individual courses