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Counseling, Leadership and Expressive Arts

The Department of Counseling, Leadership and Expressive Arts provides a firm foundation in counselor education, professional leadership, holistic studies and the expressive and creative arts. In keeping with the University's mission, we prepare students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful by expanding knowledge and understanding in their chosen field.

We welcome students from diverse personal and professional backgrounds. Our graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings, including clinical mental health counseling, clinical rehabilitation counseling, correctional facilities, education, health care, leadership roles, military, substance abuse programs and other allied professional opportunities.

Programs

Expressive and Creative Arts (Certificate)

Our certificate in expressive and creative arts empowers students toward positive transformation through the arts and creative expression. This vibrant program provides counselors, therapists, social workers, educators, artists, wellness practitioners and workshop leaders with experiential training in the expressive and creative arts, integrating the arts with helping professions.

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Holistic Counseling (M.A., Certificate)

Our master's degrees in holistic counseling provide training for those interested in the mental health counseling field. For more than 30 years, our programs have incorporated the best in counselor education training with a holistic perspective. We offer a 60-credit program in holistic clinical mental health counseling, along with a 48-credit program in holistic counseling.

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Leadership Dynamics and Practice (M.A.)

Our master's degree in leadership dynamics and practice explores theory and practice from a holistic perspective to foster communication and leadership skills. Through this experiential, science-based program, our passionate faculty inspire students to discover their professional talents and initiate social, organizational and systemic change.

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Rehabilitation Counseling (M.A., Certificate)

Our master's degrees in rehabilitation counseling educate students in mental health counseling, co‐occurring chronic illnesses and disabilities, and the importance of employment/careers as a means for people with disabilities to achieve financial independence. We offer a 60-credit program in clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling, along with a 48-credit program in rehabilitation counseling.

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