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Counselor Education

COUNSELor education 
program overview
 

The Counselor Education Program at Ohio University was established in 1948 by George E. Hill, a national leader in Counselor Education. The Counselor Education program at Ohio University offers doctoral and master’s degrees in Counselor Education with the following specializations:

All degree programs in Counselor Education are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP). The CACREP and Council on Rehabilitation Education accrediting bodies merge July 2017, and the Clinical Mental Health/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program is now solely CACREP-accredited. The Ohio University CACREP Liaison is Dr. Adrienne Erby. For more information on accreditation, visit HERE

Our graduates are employed throughout the country and abroad in a variety of positions devoted to service and leadership. There is a long history of outstanding professional accomplishments of both faculty and graduates that is promoted by the program’s emphasis on a holistic approach to the integration of counseling training with a high level of professional commitment and involvement.
CHE Cohort 2

The program faculty includes 5 full-time tenure-track faculty, 1 full-time lecturer, 2 part-time emeriti faculty, as well as several part-time adjunct faculty who teach program courses. The student to instructor ratio is 11:1. 

ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Approximately 25-30 M.Ed. students and 6-10 Ph.D. students are admitted annually by the Counselor Education program. The program begins its review of applications for admission on January 15th for Fall admission. Applications should be submitted by this date. Additional admissions information is provided on the program admissions webpage.

The Department of Counseling and Higher Education has approximately 50 semesters of university assistantships for a total of $500,000 each year in student stipend and tuition support for counselor education and higher education students. Please see the department graduate appointment application for counselor education students.

 

ASSESSMENT report

The Ohio University Counselor Education program regularly collects, reviews, analyzes, and distributes an annual assessment report detailing performance-based assessments on student learning outcomes, exit survey results, and performance of graduates on licensure examinations as a part of the program's ongoing systematic evaluation.

To see the 2015 - 2016 report, click HERE.

 

Number of Graduates (12/2016-05/2017)

Pass rates on Credentialing Exams

Program Completion Rates (12/2016-05/2017)

Job Placement Rates (2016 Alumni as of 9/1/17)

CMHC

7

61% (J6)   on NCE (Jan 2016-Dec 2016) 

100%

95%

CMH/CLRC

13

83% on NCE

90%

100%

SC

7

71%on OAE

85%

100%

CES

5

N/A

80%

100%


CMHC: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CMH/CLRC: Clinical Mental Health/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
SC: School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health/School Counseling
CES: Counselor Education and Supervision

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ACTIVITIES

Faculty, graduates, and students contribute to their own professional development and the growth of the profession by their leadership in professional positions in national and state professional counseling organizations. They practice counseling, conduct research, present at professional conferences, publish professional materials and continually strive to strengthen the profession. Organizations in which the Counselor Education faculty, alumni, and students regularly participate include the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA), American School Counselor Association (ASCA), American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC), Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), Association for Multicultural Counseling and development (AMCD), Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), Ohio Counseling Association (OCA), Ohio Rehabilitation Association (ORA), Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (OACES), Ohio Mental Health Counselors Association (OMHCA), and Ohio School Counselor Association (OSCA).

CHI SIGMA IOTA-ALPHA CHAPTER

Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), the Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International was first established at Ohio University in 1985 with the Alpha Chapter. CSI is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). Dr. Thomas J. Sweeney, Counselor Education Professor Emeritus at Ohio University and Executive Director Emeritus of Chi Sigma Iota, was the founding President of Chi Sigma Iota. The Alpha Chapter Faculty Advisor is Dr. Tamarine Foreman. For more information on the Alpha chapter, click HERE.

THE GEORGE E. HILL CENTER FOR COUNSELING AND RESEARCH

The George E. Hill Center for Counseling and Research was established to enhance professional development by program faculty. The Center provides opportunities for students and faculty to practice counseling skills, conduct research, and provide related services for the benefit of students, the community and the profession. The Interim Director of the George E. Hill Center is Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat.

For more information on the counselor education program at Ohio University, please contact:

Yegan Pillay, PhD, LPCC-S
Associate Professor
Counselor Education Program Coordinator
McCracken Hall 432M
740.593.9427
counseloreducation@ohio.edu

 

 

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