About

The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University offers professional education in the fields of:

  • Counselor education
  • Counseling psychology

Program options in counselor education include:

  • Clinical mental health counseling
  • College counseling
  • Marriage, couple and family counseling
  • School counseling
  • Rehabilitation counseling

Mission statement

Consistent with a student centered research university and a College of Education and Human Development that promotes partnerships in the development and delivery of programs, the mission of the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology is to develop competent, ethical and culturally sensitive counselor education and counseling psychology professionals through graduate education and scholarship. To accomplish this mission, the department offers doctoral training in counseling psychology and counselor education and master’s level training in counseling psychology, counselor education (college counseling; clinical mental health counseling; marriage, couples and family counseling; and school counseling), and rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation counseling/teaching with a concentration in blindness. We strive to recruit and retain students of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds from local, state, national and international locations.