This specialization is designed to prepare graduates to implement comprehensive,
research-based and national standards-based school counseling programs. Graduates
are eligible for certification as K-12 school counselors. The coursework and supervised
field experience focus on the following four areas of direct service: Individual
Counseling, Group Counseling, Classroom Guidance, and Consulting with teachers and
This specialization is designed to prepare graduates to assess, diagnose and treat
clients with mental disorders as well as those with problems in living. Graduates
will have completed all the academic requirements to become a Licensed Mental Health
Counselor (LMHC) in Florida. The program emphasizes the development of skills in
counseling individuals, families, and groups, using the best theoretical and research-based
This program is an inter-disciplinary field of study designed to train professional
rehabilitation counselors to work for and with persons with disabilities in both
the public and private sectors. Graduates will have completed academic requirements
to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), prepared for professional
leadership, administration, and direct service delivery.
The Department of Counselor Education at Florida Atlantic University is pleased
to announce that its proposed for a Ph.D. program received final state approval.
The program began accepting students for the Fall, 2005 term.
Unique Focus of the Degree: The degree is a 60 hour post-masters, CACREP-oriented
program to train leaders and researchers. Since our Ph.D. Counseling program will
accept students who are already licensed or certified counselors, it is not primarily
clinically-focused, although it will enhance students’ clinical skills. Rather,
this unique program will emphasize research and leadership in student–faculty research
groups. Accordingly, its purpose is to prepare counseling professionals for local
and national leadership in the field as university professors, researchers, clinical
supervisors, directors or program coordinators in mental health agencies, school
settings and rehabilitation programs.