Our CACREP-accredited programs train culturally competent, caring counselors who serve a diverse, multilingual urban community. Professional counselors empower individuals and families to resolve personal, educational, career, and relationship concerns and promote optimum wellness. Faculty and students are committed to social justice advocacy to remove barriers to education and personal growth, and promote equity and optimal development for all persons and groups. For more information about the counseling profession, please visit the American Counseling Association.
The Department of Counselor Education offers two degree options:
Additional elective courses can be taken to meet licensure and certification requirements, including Registered Play Therapist (RPT).
Congratulations to Counselor Education student Carolina Espin, the 2016-2017 winner of the Hart and Sherry Webber Memorial Scholarship.
Scholarship applications are now available for 2017-2018. Please click HERE for more information and the application.
Congratulations to NJCU's Counselor Education Department for earning a $171,677 grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program. Led by Project Director Dr. Vaibhavee R. Agaskar, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Coordinator of NJCU’s Clinical Mental Health Program, this grant will help NJCU students meet the increasing demand for behavioral health care services, especially for at-risk children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth in local underserved communities.
The program will provide financial support for twelve diverse students in NJCU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program during their final internship courses (Internship I and II). Stipends are in the amount of $10,000. Students will be awarded $5,000 after successful completion of each Internship. Please click HERE for more information and the program application. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 17, 2017.