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Gallaudet’s Counseling program prepares students to become highly qualified counselors eligible for licensure as professional counselors. We offer accredited graduate counselor training programs with specializations in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Graduates from the program work in diverse environments, including schools, community mental health agencies, residential treatment facilities, hospitals, private practice, and federal, state, and local government agencies. Specialty areas include play therapy, addictions counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and functional behavioral assessment, as well as individual, family, couples, and group counseling.
The former CACREP-accredited counseling programs suspended admissions in 2019. We are now reopened as a low residency program and we plan to stay aligned with CACREP standards until we are able to reapply for CACREP accreditation in the fall of 2024.
The M.A. in Counseling program prepares graduates to be multiculturally competent professional counselors with the cultural self-awareness, sensitivity, knowledge, and skills essential to becoming effective and ethical practitioners, leaders, and...
Counseling students who take part in practicum and or internships can do so at state, local, and federal mental health agencies, addiction programs, psychiatric hospitals, and educational programs serving the mental health needs of deaf children, adolescents, and adults, and their hearing family members.
Students have a variety of internship opportunities available to them, view the Mental Health Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual for more information.
2023 Student Handbook
The program is a three-year, low residency program that starts strictly in the summer. Students are in residency for two weeks in the summer of their first and second years. All other coursework is done online. The final year of study includes coursework and fieldwork...
American Counseling Association (ACA): http://www.counseling.org/ American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA): http://www.adara.org/ American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA): http://www.amhca.org/ American School Counselor Association (ASCA): http://www.schoolcounselor.org/ Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP): http://www.cacrep.org/ National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): http://www.nbcc.org/
The Gallaudet Counseling Program prepares graduates to be multiculturally competent professional counselors, able to work skillfully with deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and hearing clients of diverse backgrounds in a variety of mental health and rehabilitation settings, and schools. Students in Gallaudet's Counseling Program will...
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Since 1971, Counseling Programs have graduated and placed more than 750 outstanding counselors in a wide range of settings throughout the world. Graduates from the programs work in schools, community mental health agencies, residential treatment facilities, hospitals, private practice, and federal, state, and local government...
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