Welcome to the Department of Counseling
About the Department of Counseling
The Department of Counseling offers CACREP-accredited master's degrees in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Student Affairs Counseling. In addition, we offer a specialist degree in Counseling and a CACREP-accredited doctorate in Counselor Education and Counseling.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling major leading to the Master of Counseling degree and the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Counseling are also offered at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center.
Department Mission Statement
The principal mission of the Department of Counseling is to prepare quality counselors for various settings in Idaho and the nation. More specifically, we seek to prepare quality School Counselors for public schools in K-12 settings; Marriage, Couple and Family Counselors; and Clinical Mental Health Counselors for community agencies and other mental health settings, and Student Affairs Counselors for working in college settings such as advising, residence halls, and career centers.
We prepare doctoral level counselor educators and supervisors to serve as faculty members in counselor education programs, counselor supervisors in various settings, doctoral level counselors, leaders in higher education and counseling organizations, and scholars.
We believe it is also our mission to:
- instill a strong sense of professional identity in students,
- help students gain an appreciation of the rich knowledge base in counselor education,
- develop student expertise in the skills of counseling,
- aid students to become certified and/or licensed,
- aid students/graduates in their initial job placement,
- teach and perform research applicable to the practice of counseling, and
- aid students in understanding the diversity of views and cultures within our profession and the environment in which counselors practice.
of Counseling also has a mission within the Kasiska
Division of Health Sciences, to represent the mental
health perspective within Division and to consult with
Division faculty and departments in encouraging a holistic
perspective toward health care services.
are for Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Marriage,
Couple, and Family Counselors, Marriage and Family
Therapists, School Counselors, and Student Affairs
For the current listing of courses, and registration form, please see our brochure, or if you have questions, you can contact the Department of Counseling Office at (208) 282-3156.
University Department of Counseling has been approved by
NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP
No. 3010. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are
clearly identified. Idaho State University Department of
Counseling is solely responsible for all aspects of the
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