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Counselor Education & Family Therapy


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Contact Information

Henry Barnard Hall, Room 225

Dr. Cherie King
Department Chair/Professor

Marian Rosario 
Department Secretary


About Counselor Education and Family Therapy

The Department of Counselor Education & Family Therapy at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) prepares students for professional careers in Marriage & Family Therapy, School Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addictions Recovery Counseling, and Student Development in Higher Education.

Our courses are designed to:

  • develop our students’ competence in applying theory-based counseling models;
  • help our students understand the concerns of diverse client populations;
  • enhance students' personal and professional development;
  • promote the dignity and welfare of all individuals.

During the practicum and clinical internship sequences, students have the opportunity to apply their skills in a field-based setting under close supervision. In addition, students in all counseling programs are encouraged in their ongoing efforts toward self-development, self-awareness, and scholarly achievement. They all share a common vision to become competent and caring professionals who adhere to the highest standards of their profession, promoting the dignity and welfare of their clients.

Admission to the department allows students to begin taking classes. Once accepted into the Graduate School each student is assigned an academic advisor, who serves as a guide while the student is in the program. We make sure that our programs are accessible to full and part time students by offering flexible advising hours as well as classes in the late afternoons and evenings.