The Bridgewater State College graduate Department of Counselor Education prepares professional counselors to provide counseling, consultation, and preventive services to individuals, families, groups, and communities in mental health, student affairs, and PreK-12 educational settings. The faculty embrace a professional identity as counselors and facilitate the development of this professional identity in students by stressing wellness, lifespan development, professional ethics, multicultural competencies, and prevention. The counseling faculty is diverse with regard to background, experience, and counseling orientation, and prepares counselors to help clients effectively respond to developmental, educational, career, mental health and other lifespan challenges. As professional counselors, students in the Department of Counselor Education are educated to think critically, communicate effectively, and responsibly utilize innovative strategies to enhance the practice of counseling in the 21st century. The faculty facilitates the ability of students to translate theoretical and philosophical principles into practical application to promote wellness throughout the lifespan. Students graduate prepared to pursue licensure in their respective area of counseling.
Last Modified: September 7, 2007