…embodied counselor presence
…sound professional character
…an ethic of communal care
…and valuing the spiritual in counselor and client.
Cassandra Kennell, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Shenandoah Psychological Services
Counselor, Minnick School/Lutheran Family Services of VA, Harrisonburg, VA
School Counselor, Fishersville, Virginia
Regional Coordinator, Region II, Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, Front Royal, Virginia
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Within our professional counseling program we strive to achieve the highest standards of excellence in providing psychologically and spiritually grounded training for counselors. We seek to create a community atmosphere within the program, a community bold with creative ideas and open with honesty, partnering in the inner work counselor training requires.
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Adult community members are welcome to visit our “Expressives” room Mondays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The room, designed for expressive and creative work that facilitate self growth and self reflection, is equipped with paints, pastels, sand tray, etc.
The program is accredited in Community Mental Health Counseling* by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). For more information about the counseling profession, contact the American Counseling Association.
*The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Eastern Mennonite University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through October 31, 2017. (Note: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is currently accredited under the 2001 standards for Community Counseling programs as a Community Counseling program. The CACREP 2009 standards combine the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. The counseling program intends to seek accreditation for this program as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when it comes up for reaccreditation, per CACREP guidelines.)