This program prepares prospective students in one of two areas of specialization:
Jill Packman, Ph.D., Associate Professor
College of Education
Office: (775) 682-5502
Emphasis in marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy is a 67 credit hour nationally accredited (CACREP) program.
Graduates of the specialization in marital, couple and family counseling/therapy are able to deal effectively with the variety of issues and family constellations. Students receive in-depth training in conceptualization skills as well as in the theoretical and practical application of systems theory. Aside from formal clinical coursework, graduate students have the opportunity to intern in the Downing Counseling Clinic, located within the College of Education. This clinic serves numerous university students as well as individuals and families from the surrounding community. There are also opportunities to provide consultation as well as group counseling to various agencies in the community.
The school counseling emphasis focuses on the developmental model of school counseling. School counselor students take the core counseling curriculum, as well as specialty courses in the foundation of school counseling, counseling and guidance program development, and consultation. The emphasis strives to provide the necessary self-awareness, knowledge, and skills to effectively deliver a comprehensive counseling emphasis. Completion of the emphasis qualifies students for licensure as a school counselor in Nevada.