The counseling programs in the Department of Applied Psychology are committed to generating, advancing, and disseminating knowledge related to all aspects of research and practice in counseling and counseling psychology. The principles informing our work include understanding people across the lifespan in cultural contexts, promotion of equity and social justice in our work, and helping all people craft lives of wellness, health, and meaning.
The Masters Program in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness is designed to provide education and clinical training that prepares students to become licensed mental health professionals.
The program aims to develop counseling professionals who are committed to the growth and development of the persons with whom they work. Students learn to understand clients in socio-historical contexts, including but not limited to gender, race/ethnicity, class and sexual orientation.
Students are exposed to a wide range of counseling theories and intervention approaches as they develop their clinical skills and their own perspectives.
The program in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness is registered by New York State as a licensure qualifying program in mental health counseling.
Graduates of the program in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness work with a wide range of populations and in a broad spectrum of settings including community agencies, mental health centers, addiction treatment centers and private practice.