Research Interests: contemplative practices and therapeutic relationships, counselor formation, the intersections of the humanities and philosophy with psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and much more.
Do you want to be a Licensed Professional Counselor [LPC]? Do you want to be a School Counselor? Do you want to be both? Our CACREP-accredited MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program will help you prepare for the LPC licensure process, and our Integrated Ed.S. in School Counseling program will prepare you to work as a School Counselor. If you are called to both, you can complete the MA and Integrated Ed.S. degrees in as little as 4 years. Regardless of the path you choose, you will experience a cohort-based, experiential model of education with faculty who have practical experience as clinicians. You will get real-world experience by participating in practicums and internships in on-campus and local community organizations, agencies, and schools. You will graduate ready to launch a career as a professional counselor, school counselor, or both.
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If so, apply for our program today to prepare for your career as a Licensed Professional Counselor [LPC], School Counselor, or both.
Our students make a difference in the communities we serve, and a recent $1.28 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has allowed us to expand our practicums and internships to address underserved, rural communities, the opioid crisis and integrated mental health practice in interprofessional environments. Additionally, we are the recipient of the 2016 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Outstanding Master’s Program Award.
Graduate Counseling Faculty
EMU’s Master of Arts in Counseling program is accredited in Clinical Mental Health
Counseling by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students graduating with a CACREP-accredited degree can more often easily achieve state counseling licensure and experience
greater ease of license portability between state licensing boards. Students with CACREP-accredited counseling degrees are often considered exceptional candidates for doctoral
For more information about the counseling profession, contact the American Counseling Association.