University of North Carolina–Greensboro
The Counselor Education program faculty adhere to the scientist problem-solver model of training. Consistent with this approach are the program goals of graduating students who have extensive knowledge of counseling theories and practice, possess a high level of competency in providing professional services, have the skills necessary to evaluate research relevant to their practice, and are committed to evaluating their own clinical and programmatic interventions. Although coursework covers the wide spectrum of counseling concerns and client functioning, there is a strong emphasis on understanding the normal developmental themes throughout a person's life, as well as ways persons may respond to developmental challenges and seek to cope with life changes and transitions. Thus, the program emphasizes mental health and wellness vs. pathology. In addition, application of theoretical knowledge is strongly emphasized throughout the program, as students are enrolled in supervised clinical experiences from the first semester to the last.