This course is designed to ground M.Ed. students in their professional counseling identity by examining the multiple professional roles and functions of counselors in a variety of settings and specialty areas. Legal and ethical standards of the profession are applied as students learn skills and characteristics of effective counseling considering levels of risk/crisis, developmental level and cultural context. Increased awareness of personal beliefs and values are integral to each student's development as a counselor.
Our program focuses on developing skills that are relevant to a wide range of careers in social service and mental health agencies, as well as preparing graduates to become certified as school counselors.