Elizabeth Haviland, PhD
Psychology Building, room 118
The Mental Health Counseling program of Central Washington University selects, educates, and supervises competent mental health counselors. Selection focuses on a small number of highly qualified students. Our Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited counselor-training program balances rigorous academic course work with a 3-4 part personalized clinical experience in our on-site training clinic. Through individualized supervision, we provide support and feedback to facilitate students’ development of knowledge, skills, practice, and personal growth. Our goal is to prepare counselors, with a strong sense of professional identity, to meet and advocate for the diverse needs of clients.
The student shall complete a comprehensive portfolio defense and an approved course of study filed with the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The course of study normally consists of the courses below.
Prerequisites: PSY 362 and 363 (or approved equivalent). Prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently with certain program courses. In addition, the following undergraduate courses are strongly recommended: personality or abnormal; social or developmental; learning; physiological, multicultural issues in psychology and a course in history and systems of psychology. Please note the background check and liability insurance requirements described in the general departmental information section.