Counselor Education Program at SUNY Plattsburgh

Photo of students in the classroomA Nationally Accredited Program

Plattsburgh State is one of nine CACREP accredited colleges and universities programs in New York State.

We offer three nationally accredited Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) programs in School Counseling and Student Affairs Counseling. Our third program, Mental Health Counseling received CACREP accreditiation in January 2008. This progam satisfies all the academic requirements leading toward professional licensure as a mental health counselor.

Benefits of National Accreditation

National accreditation means high standards, translates into immediate benefits to you in terms of future employment and an enhanced counseling student status.

Our department has an outstanding faculty of six full-time counselor educators with years of experience in each of their specialties.

We encourage you to read what our students, graduates, and intership/practicum site supervisors have to say about the program.

Programs of Study

The Counselor Education Department offers programs in the following areas:

These comprehensive professional education programs combine theoretical and skill-based approaches to serving clients, focusing on the preparation of professional counselors who have the commitment, knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and self-awareness to offer quality counseling services to individuals, families, and groups in educational and community settings.

Our programs can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis, up to the time of internship when a full-time commitment is generally required.


New Mental Health Counseling Master's Program

Counselor Education now offers a master's degree program in Mental Health Counseling. We are the first SUNY college to be approved for this new program. This program satisfies the academic requirements leading toward professional licensure as a mental health counselor. The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has revised all of its facility regulation to build in the title of Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) into its staffing regulations. Learn more about the Mental Health Counseling Master's Program

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about counselor education at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact:

Dr. Julia Davis, Chairperson
Office: Ward Hall 106A
Phone: (518) 564-4179