Our program is designed to graduate practitioner-scholars who meet the following learning
Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice
Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple professional roles and functions of counselors
across specialty areas.
Practice counseling in an ethical and legal manner that aligns with the American Counseling
Employ a professional counseling identity that includes the integration of self-awareness
and reflective practices.
Human Growth and Development
Analyze individual and family development theories and models across the lifespan.
Evaluate career development theories and models as they relate to the interrelationships
of the clients world of work, mental well-being, relationships and other life roles
Social and Cultural Diversity
Demonstrate application of multicultural counseling competencies and social justice
Counseling and Helping Relationships
Utilize counseling theories to guide case conceptualization, treatment planning and
Group Counseling and Group Work
Apply the theoretical foundations of group counseling and group work to maximize group
effectiveness and address the cultural needs of clients.
Assessment and Testing
Select, administer and interpret assessments and test that are grounded in evidence-based
Research and Program Evaluation
Use ethical and culturally relevant strategies for conducting, interpreting and reporting
the results of research.
Specialty Area: CBT
Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in
theory and practice.
Specialty Area: Interdisciplinary Whole Person Approach
Apply the principles of working in an interprofessional collaborative team aimed at
treating the whole person.