Graduates of the Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy programs build careers that help people navigate human services depending on their specialty area. Graduates are in high demand due to shortages and growth in the mental and behavioral health field.
Our emphasis on applied learning, diverse community experiences, cultural understanding and community engagement also make our students highly employable.
Our graduates work as mental health practitioners, youth counselors, behavior therapists, sexual assault advocates, probation officers, direct care staff in residential facilities and many other human service positions.
We train graduates for work as chemical dependency, substance abuse and alcohol and drug counselors; assessment specialists; clinical and mental health counselors; case managers; and as crisis interventionists and recovery coaches.
They find work in correctional institutions, residential care facilities, hospitals, employee assistance programs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers and government agencies.
Graduates are in high demand to work with individuals on issues related to autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injury and pediatric health disorders.
Our graduates work as behavior analysts in autism agencies, schools, state and government agencies, business and organizations and for residential and supported employment programs.
We also prepare leaders who become clinical or agency directors or continue their studies for doctoral work.
Our mental health counselors work in crisis clinics, correctional settings, schools, community mental health facilities and private practice clinics.
Our graduates work in all types of colleges and universities, providing the know-how behind admissions, advising, residential life, career counseling and placement, financial aid, records and registration, international student services, multicultural and minority student services, student programming and activities, student leadership development, remedial and honors services, veterans affairs and other support services.
Graduates use their marriage and family therapy knowledge to help individuals, families and groups at mental health centers, correctional settings, schools, crisis clinics.
The Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling program prepares graduates to provide rehabilitation and addiction counseling and psychological services in addiction treatment centers, pain management centers, colleges, Department of Corrections, hospitals, and state and federal rehabilitation counselor programs.
Our graduates serve in rehabilitation and workforce centers, chemical dependency treatment centers, pain management centers, employee assistance programs, technical colleges, veterans hospitals and universities and state and federal rehabilitation counselor programs.
They connect the blind and visually impaired with services, work with individuals with disabilities to develop independence, and arrange services for those with mental and physical impairments. They work with employers to address the needs and abilities of people with disabilities, and the laws and resources that apply.
Students who complete our school counseling program serve in public and private primary and secondary schools, assisting students with academic, personal, social and career guidance and support.
Graduates who earn our addictions certificate become licensed chemical dependency counselors in chemical dependency treatment centers and educational centers in hospitals, mental health centers, colleges and universities.