Western Kentucky University

Department of Counseling & Student Affairs
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The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University offers graduate programs in School Counseling, Marriage, Couple,and Family Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Student Affairs. The School Counseling program meets requirements for p-12 certification for Kentucky and is holds CACREP accreditation

The Marriage, Couple,and Family Counseling and Professional Counseling programs are CACREP accredited and meet the academic requirements for licensure in Kentucky. The Department's faculty prioritize the practical aspects of counseling and student affairs expecting students to learn how to apply theory, knowledge, skills and research in diverse cultural and work settings.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Jill Duba Sauerheber
Department Emphasis
  • 25% School Counseling
  • 25% Family Therapy
  • 25% Professional Counseling
  • 25% Student Affairs
Campus Enrollment
20,897
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

1906 College Heights Blvd. #51031Gary Ransdell Hall 2011
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
United States

Phone Number
270-745-4953
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Classroom Guidance
  • Testing and Assessment in Counseling
  • Community Resources in Counseling
  • Group Counseling: Dynamics of Group Development
  • Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling
  • Development Career Counseling
  • Human and Family Development in Counseling
  • Counseling Theories
  • Techniques of Counseling
  • Professional Studies in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Counseling Adolescents
  • Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Play Therapy
  • Workshop in Counseling
  • Introduction to Student Affairs in Higher Education
  • The College Student Experience
  • Leadership in Student Affairs
  • Student Development in Higher Education
  • Administration of Student Affairs
  • Technology in Student Affairs
  • Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals
  • Topics in Student Affairs
  • Seminar in Student Affairs
  • International Student Services
  • Sex Therapy
  • Marriage Therapy
  • Leadership and Administration in Student Affairs
  • Parenting Issues
  • Professional Mental Health Counseling Practice
  • Family Systems Counseling
  • Group Dynamics in Student Affairs and Higher Education
  • Practicum
  • School Practicum
  • Mental Health Practicum
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Internship
  • Student Affairs Internship
  • Mental Health Internship
  • Research and Program Evaluation in Counseling
  • Thesis Research/Writing
  • Maintaining Matriculation
  • Assessment and Accountability in Student Affairs and Higher Education
  • Theories of Addiction
  • Addictions: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning
  • Readings in Contemporary Counseling
  • Individual Research/Counseling
  • Educational and Intellectual Analysis of Children and Adults
  • Advanced Appraisal of Children
  • Seminar in Career and Occupational Adjustment
  • Seminar in Guidance and Counseling
  • Administration of Counseling Services
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Special Topics in Counseling Guidance
  • Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education
  • Advanced Career Counseling and Services Administration
  • Specialist Project
  • Maintaining Matriculation
  • Leadership in Stress Management
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
CACREP
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • Student Affairs
CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.