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).
2-Day Interactive Workshop in Suicide First Aid Intervention
Date: May 12-13, 2017
Time: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Location: Rossey 301
Registration fee: $60
Registration deadline: April 13, 2017
Participants will learn to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide, respond in ways that will help increase their immediate safety, and link them to further help. This training is reserved for NJCU Counselor Education students and faculty. Click HERE for more information.
NJCU's Counselor Education Department has earned 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. Congratulations to our 2017-2018 HRSA grant student recipients: Rasha Abdeldaym, Anish Adorno, Farooq Alihassan, Rukiya Bluford, Ashley Boan, Angela Campbell, Kamenie Dookwah, Nor Theresa Galang, Jade Orlik, Khalimah Poole, Paola Velez, and Selma Wankhade.