As the dynamics of our modern world continue to evolve, professional counselors must confront new challenges in treating the mental health needs of individuals, communities and families. In the Department of Counselor Education at Bridgewater State University, we embrace the latest best practices to address these challenges, teaching students to think critically and compassionately as they learn to meet the needs of 21st century students and clients.
As the first counselor education program in Massachusetts to receive national accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), we prepare students for successful careers in mental health counseling, school adjustment counseling, school counseling and student affairs. Our faculty members are professionals with a wide variety of experience. They work closely with students to increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities in counseling competencies to prepare them for fieldwork experiences and professional careers. Students graduate ready to pursue licensure in their respective area of counseling, and go on to have a lasting and meaningful impact on the lives of their clients and students.