About this course
The primary mission of the counselor education program is to prepare counselors for ethical practice through high quality, nationally accredited graduate level training. The basic beliefs of the USM Counselor Education Program are (1) People often need assistance, including support and treatment, in addressing typical developmental transitions as well as difficult life situations. (2) Mental health, rehabilitation, and school counselors are trained to help people with these challenges.
The program prepares its graduates to act as facilitators of change in the lives of individuals at all developmental levels. By modeling high standards of professionalism and offering a foundation of knowledge, skills, self-awareness, and practice, the program aspires to prepare counselors of the highest quality to work in schools, mental health agencies, businesses, hospitals, rehabilitation organizations, private practice, and other settings.