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About the Department

Counselors empower people and communities to optimize wellness and reach their goals. Our nationally accredited master’s degree programs in school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, or marriage, couple, and family counseling and therapy prepare clinicians to work with diverse populations in many settings. We also offer a certification program for student assistance coordinators in schools and a post-master’s program in marriage and family therapy.

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Personalized & Comprehensive Education

Thrive in a student-centered learning community, with a full-time faculty committed to your personal and professional development. Our programs offer exceptional educational opportunities, from study-abroad counseling courses to state-of-the-art counseling labs equipped with one-way mirrors and digital recording capability for skills practice and role-playing sessions.

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Community Engaged & Experiential Learning

Make learning make a difference: Many of our courses incorporate practical learning experiences that serve real needs in the community, from working on violence-reduction strategies to consulting on prevention services for local youth. Other courses offer students opportunities for experiential learning, such as facilitating small-group sessions as a peer mentor.

Clinical Field Experiences

Synthesize and apply your knowledge through supervised practice and internships. Our long-term partnerships open opportunities at dozens of sites, including schools, clinics, hospitals, community agencies, and other settings. Right on campus is the TCNJ Clinic, where select students work directly with clients—individuals, couples, and families from the surrounding area.

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