Mission, Values, & Philosophy

Our Mission

Central Connecticut State University's Clinical Professional Counseling (CPC) program shares the Department of Counselor Education and Family Therapy's mission statement:

The mission of the Department of Counselor Education and Family Therapy at Central Connecticut State University is to develop self-aware professionals and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to empower diverse individuals, families, and communities to achieve their well-being, relationship, education, and career goals.

Our Values

We are committed to developing engaged, mindful learners who promote emotional growth and social and emotional competence over their lifespan, as well as professionals who value social justice, respect human dignity, and have open and flexible attitudes and skillsets.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the program is that a student must integrate theories and techniques as tools for enhancing one's effectiveness as an agent of intervention and change. The Clinical Professional Counseling program emphasizes theories that promote recovery, resiliency, and rehabilitation; therefore, we integrate a mindfulness-informed theoretical orientation throughout our coursework. Students learn to take a mindfulness-informed approach with theories and techniques that enhance one's effectiveness in facilitating development and change.