Central to Making an Impact.
CCSU’s Clinical Professional Counseling program prepares a diverse population of students to enter the professional counseling field as multiculturally competent practitioners who utilize systemic clinical counseling and ethical practices in alignment with the eight common core professional counseling standards of The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the nine content areas established by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). In line with CCSU’s core values, our program commits to embrace and strengthen Diversity and Inclusion, providing an enriching and equitable learning environment where every individual is valued, and promoting diversity of people and ideas.
Within these settings, clinicians will assist individuals experiencing emotional, mental, social, and physical challenges and disabilities. Students are taught theories and techniques of practice in individual, group, and family counseling modalities, as well as those that promote recovery, resiliency, and rehabilitation. A mindfulness-informed theoretical orientation is also integrated within the program’s coursework.
The curriculum is designed to qualify clinical professional counseling students with conferred degrees for entry-level work in a variety of mental health, rehabilitation, and addiction treatment agencies.
- Matriculated students begin coursework each fall semester
- 60- to 63-credit program
- Attend full- or part-time
- Courses offered in evening hours for working adults
- Clinical counseling field experiences
- Access to state-of-the-art clinical counseling laboratory
- Financial aid is available
- No GMAT/GRE required