College of Education & Human Services

Counselor Education Graduate Program: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Leah Jorgensen of Macomb, IL chose #WIUQC because of the hands-on experience through Counselor Education and the many opportunities to explore what WIU graduate programs have to offer.

Our Program Objectives:

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Students preparing to work as clinical mental health counselors will demonstrate the professional knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to address a wide variety of circumstances within the clinical mental health counseling context.

Methods of Instruction

The Department of Counselor Education offers both didactic and clinical curricular experiences. Courses are primarily offered face-to-face. Instructional methods include, but are not limited to lecture, case studies, discussion forums, role-plays, and the use of audio/visual media.

Why choose counselor education at WIU?

Counselor Education may be for you if you value serving others, enjoy working with others and being part of a team, have a sense of empathy, are kind, generous, warm, and friendly, and are a good listener. We offer a unique blend of courses designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to become a competent counseling professional. Emphasis is on solid academic performance and experiential mastery. The Counseling Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The School Counseling option is also accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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