Counseling Graduate Programs
Our department offers two counseling graduate programs, a 36-credit Master of Science in Counseling and a 60-credit Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, which is a prerequisite for a license to practice counseling in New York State.
We integrate the understandings of cognitive-behavioral, existential-humanistic, and developmental counseling approaches into our teaching. Thus, we give our students the opportunity to develop a range of skills that will serve you in the variety of situations you will encounter professionally.
We offer small classes and individual attention. We have students from all over the United States and from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Many are international students. There is great generational diversity too, with students ranging in age from their twenties to their sixties! It is easy to see how this mix can make for a very rich and rewarding environment, especially in counseling.
An important feature of our counseling graduate programs is our emphasis on hands-on skill development. Our students become active participants in their education through training groups, role-playing, the observation of video vignettes of counseling sessions, and taping of practice sessions.
Your studies can become an opportunity for growth and academic learning. You should find that this dimension will foster a high level of commitment to your studies. It will give you a deeper understanding of the counseling.
For more information contact:
Rostyslaw Robak, PhD
Associate Professor and Psychology Department Chair
Director, Graduate Program in Counseling