James Madison University

Community Counseling Program is Renamed!

JMU's Community Counseling program has been renamed the JMU Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. This change, which will go into effect in for students enrolling Fall 2010, reflects current national trends and is consistent with the most recent version of the Council for the Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards. The program will continue to offer students a challenging, experientially-focused educational experience, preparing our graduates to be effective practitioners in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, community agencies, psychiatric facilities, and private practice. The 60-credit-hour program offers a distinctive combination of experiential learning, didactic course work, and training activities. Students receive both the Master of Arts and the Educational Specialist degrees at graduation. Graduates are also eligible to become National Certified Counselors.