University of Lynchburg’s Counselor Education Program offers 2 specialties – Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.
Both programs are fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Important components of both specialties are the practicum and internship requirements. These intensive field experiences allow students the opportunity to acclimate to the professional environment while in training. Per our accreditation guidelines, students are trained to understand the cultural context of relationships, issues, and trends in multicultural societies; however, these foci are explored within the program as they pertain to professional counseling within the United States.
To be successful, students need to have strong English communication skills for these experiences. Further, because the curriculum and experiential activities of the Counselor Education Program are based on a Western model of counseling, the style of counseling learned may not be applicable for the practice of counseling in other countries.