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About Counseling and School Psychology

Mission

The mission of the Counseling and School Psychology Department is to prepare practitioners in the mental health profession who contribute significantly to the social, emotional, academic and physical development of children, youth, and families in a multicultural society. We prepare outstanding Clinical Mental Health Counselors, School Counselors, and School Psychologists through evidenced-based teaching methods, and active clinical and field practice.

All three nationally accredited/certified programs [Masters level counseling programs accredited by CACREP- Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, and School Psychology program National Association of School Psychologists-approved] are additionally accredited by NCATE through the School of Education. All programs strive to meet the highest professional standards of training. Each program prepares graduates who demonstrate mastery of the program objectives and uphold the highest ethical principles of professional conduct. Graduates of our three programs impact and provide leadership to organizations, schools, and clinical mental health facilities locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

We additionally have a conceptual framework (CALL) through the School of Education that guides our mission and activities within the department.

Calendar

Important dates and deadlines are listed on our department calendar.

Department Committees

There are several committees that have web pages within our department: CSP Graduate Student Association, the CSP Diversity Committee, the honor society Chi Sigma Iota, and our Technology Committee.

Evaluation

All three programs use Professional Dispositions to evaluate graduate students' mindset, values, and ethics demonstrated through verbal and nonverbal behavior throughout their program of study.

Our department activities and progress are evaluated annually. The latest Evaluation Report can be found here.