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.
Clinical Counseling (M.A.)
Salve Regina University's master's degree in clinical counseling integrates exceptional counselor education and training with an approach that looks at mental health from a systemic, holistic and justice-centered perspective. We offer specializations in clinical rehabilitation counseling and holistic clinical mental health counseling – both of which provide the knowledge and skills needed for professional practice in a variety of settings.
Clinical Mental Health (CAGS)
Our graduate certificate in clinical mental health incorporates the best in counselor education training with a holistic perspective. The program is designed for professionals who have a master’s degree in counseling that is fewer than the 60 credits required to sit for mental health counselor licensure exams in Rhode Island and many other states.
Expressive and Creative Arts (CGS or CAGS)
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.
Mental Health: Concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling (CAGS)
Our graduate certificate in mental health is designed for students who hold a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling or a related field and are interested in pursuing state licensure as a mental health counselor.