Loyola’s Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling, College of Nursing and Health, is accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) which offers a master’s level curriculum that leads to counselor licensure and certification. Our students are trained according to a scientist-practitioner model; we emphasize academic preparation and clinical training, in equal amounts. The task of helping others entails a wide range of responsibilities, which requires a thorough understanding of mental health issues and demands a deep personal commitment. While faculty members represent various counseling theoretical orientations, they rigorously support the idea that counseling interventions, regardless of the approach taken, must nurture client independence, freedom, sound decision-making, and accountability. We as faculty embrace these same ideas for you. Your familiarity with this handbook, along with regular student-faculty advising and academic conversations, will help to advance the goals that we embrace for our students, our clients, and ourselves.
-The Counseling Program Faculty