Carla R. Adkison-Johnson, Interim Chair
Main Office: 3521 Sangren Hall
Telephone: (269) 387-5100
Fax: (269) 387-5090
Mary Z. Anderson
Samuel T. Beasley
Gary H. Bischof
Stephanie T. Burns
Stephen E. Craig
Phillip D. Johnson
Joseph R. Morris
Eric M. Sauer
Several master’s programs are offered by the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology. The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology prepares graduates to be eligible for a limited license as a psychologist in the state of Michigan. Counselor Education offers four different Master of Arts programs: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling; Rehabilitation Counseling (admission suspended); and School Counseling (admission suspended), which are all accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology offer two certificate programs: the Certificate Program in Counseling Psychology and the Certificate Program in School Counseling. Each of these certificate programs is for individuals who already have a qualifying master’s degree and seek to obtain state of Michigan licensure/credentials in the respective area.
Two doctoral programs are offered by the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology. The doctoral program in Counseling Psychology leads to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and holds accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA). The doctoral program in Counselor Education leads to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Counselor Education training committee considers admission to the Counselor Education programs. The Counseling Psychology training committee considers admission to the Counseling Psychology programs. Applicants should request current admission information from the Office of Admissions and the department.
A student admitted to a specific program is expected to follow the policies, procedures, code of ethics and course requirements for that program. Each master’s student, upon admission, is assigned an advisor. Each doctoral student, upon admission, is assigned a temporary doctoral advisor. Later, as outlined in the doctoral handbook, a student selects and requests the appointment of a permanent Doctoral Committee.
The department recognizes the importance of increasing the educational opportunities of racial minority students, as well as the importance of ensuring an increased diversity of role models in the fields represented by its training programs. Therefore, the department strives to create an atmosphere conducive to the concerns of racial minorities and diverse populations, to integrate these concerns into programs and course offerings, and to fulfill its commitment to recruit, admit, support, and graduate a diverse population of students prepared for their chosen careers.