Counseling Program Options
In conjunction with foundational coursework, students will translate knowledge to skills in their growth as professional counselors. Each student participates in a sequence of intense supervised counseling experiences prior to a community or school counseling internship placement. A unique feature to their training is a clinical practicum at the Center for Community Counseling & Development within the Educational Health Services Building providing counseling services for community residents, area school students, and Central Michigan University students. Under the supervision of Counselor Education faculty, advanced counseling trainees provide individual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults; family and couples counseling; play therapy for children; general counseling for emotional problems and life adjustment concerns; career and employment counseling; referral help in finding appropriate services for identified problems; and consultation with community agencies and schools.
Professional Counseling Program The Professional Counseling option prepares students who wish to qualify for licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in Michigan. Students will gain knowledge and experience in research, group techniques, counseling theories, ethics, counseling techniques, counseling philosophy, testing procedures, career development, and consulting. Practicum and internship experiences will complete the minimum requirements. Elective hours will allow the individual student to gain additional knowledge and experience in areas of particular interest. Click to learn more about Professional Counseling>>>
School Counseling Program The School Counseling option is designed for students with Teacher Certification who wish to earn a School Counselor Endorsement. Potential work settings would include: elementary schools, middle schools, secondary schools, or K-12 schools. School Counseling graduates will meet the academic requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan. Click to learn more about School Counseling>>>
Students who do not have teacher certification may pursue a School Counselor licensure through the Professional Counseling option.