The graduate programs in the Department of Psychological Counseling aim to develop mental health professionals who can effectively address issues of wellness, personal growth, and pathology for the benefit of a diverse population of clients. Graduates will be able to reach clients by applying principles in:
The department offers four unique graduate degree options:
These programs satisfy academic requirements for the LPC and LCADC by providing course work in the core areas required for licensure. Our graduates are expected to contribute to and be leaders in their field through practice, education, and professional excellence.
Based on the feedback of current and former students, the Mental Health Counseling program was ranked as one of the top master's programs in the United States, coming in at #13. Learn more about the rankings and how Monmouth excels by clicking here.
Christopher Woodside, graduate student in the Department of Psychological Counseling, was a runner-up in the ACA 2015 Graduate Student Essay Competition. Formal recognition of the winning essayists will take place at the ACA 2015 Conference & Expo in March. Read more about the contest and winners here.
Department faculty member Dr. Alan Cavaiola and graduate David Dolan were featured in a recent Asbury Park Press news article. The article highlights the good work Dr. Cavaiola has been doing with mentoring and research involving students. Please click here to read the article.
For more department news and information, please read our newsletter Counseling Scene. Links to current and past issues are below.
"Students enrolled in our counseling programs learn to look at a problem from a variety of angles. By the time they graduate, they have a more comprehensive view of what makes people tick."
George Kapalka, PhDProfessorDepartment of Psychological Counseling