Counseling Department

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:

The Department 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.

Professional Development

Our workshops are for Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Marriage, Couple, and Family Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, School Counselors, and Student Affairs Counselors.

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.

Idaho State 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 programs.


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