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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Counseling & Educational Development Counseling & Counselor Education (PhD)

Mission

We provide an optimal learning experience for professional counselors and those who educate them that emphasizes culturally responsive counseling services to individuals, families, groups, and/or couples across the lifespan in a variety of settings.

Belief Statements

Becoming a successful counselor, clinical supervisor, and/or counselor educator is emergent based on integration of theory, knowledge, skills, professional behavior, and integrity. As a program of quality, we believe in:

• Promoting student and faculty collaboration to advocate on behalf of clients, social systems, and the counseling profession.
• Promoting academic and clinical excellence by cultivating leadership among students. At the entry level, we cultivate leader-practitioners. At the doctoral level, we cultivate excellence in teaching, supervision, research/scholarship, counseling, and leadership.
• Championing diversity and social justice for those who are marginalized and oppressed based on, but not limited to, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, size, family structure, socioeconomics/class status, religion, language, spirituality, physical abilities, health, veteran status, and age.
• Training culturally responsive counselors to work in diverse settings, with diverse clients, and to advocate for underserved clients and minoritized populations.
• Recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and students who promote equality, social justice, and well-being in all they do.
• Engaging in ongoing dialogue, exchange of ideas, and immersion experiences that promote empathy and compassion toward all individuals.

Learning Outcomes

Basic Clinical Skills
Students will use data-driven decision making to improve students clinical skill development.

Advanced Clinical Skills
Students will use data-driven decision making to improve students’ advanced clinical skills needed to provide quality services to clients in schools, universities and agencies.

Specialized Knowledge
Students will use data-driven decision making to improve specialized knowledge needed to provide quality Counselor Education and Supervision within colleges and universities.

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