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Why should I study Counseling?
Professional. People. Possibilities.
Four concentrations are available in the Counseling Graduate Degree Program: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, College Counseling/Student Affairs, Couples & Family Therapy, and School Counseling. All four concentrations are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Clinical Mental Health concentration is designed to prepare students for counseling in agencies such as community mental health centers, private practice, substance abuse centers, psychiatric hospitals, religious organizations, correctional facilities, and hospice services. Upon graduation, students will have met the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC).
The College Counseling and Student Affairs concentration is designed to prepare counselors and administrative professionals for service to students in community and four-year colleges and universities. Graduates in this concentration may seek positions in student affairs, college and university counseling centers, admissions, academic advisement, residential life, financial aid, disability services, campus diversity and multicultural programs.
The Couples and Family Counseling concentration is designed to prepare students to work with individuals, couples, and families in such settings as human service agencies, mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, religious organizations, counseling agencies, substance abuse centers, and private practice. Students will receive training in utilizing a family systems approach for intervening in a wide variety of emotional and relational problems. Upon graduation, students will have met the educational requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Professional Counselor.
The School Counseling concentration is designed to prepare individuals to work in school settings, and it offers individuals the opportunity to fulfill the requirements specified by the Tennessee State Department of Education for licensure as a Pre K-12 school counselor.
For more information, visit the Counseling Program website.