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Graduate Counseling Program

Counseling is not just a degree. It’s a life-changing experience.

From time to time, students and adults alike encounter life obstacles that simply can’t be overcome alone. Counselors can provide opportunities for students and clients to gain self-awareness, analyze problem situations, gain new perspectives, and explore behavioral choices. And for those who are looking to extend their studies, UM’s master’s degree in Counseling can position you for a successful career in three degree areas: Clinical Mental Health counseling, School counseling, or Couple, Marriage, and Family counseling. All degree tracks are certified by the prestigious Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Additionally, successful completion of the master’s degree qualifies graduates to take the exam that leads to licensure as a Professional Counselor in Alabama.

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Recent Events

  • Dr. James Jackson collaborating with students learning the DSM 5

    Dr. James Jackson collaborating with students learning the DSM 5

  • Spring 2015 Chi Chapter inductees of Chi Sigma Iota

    Spring 2015 Chi Chapter inductees of Chi Sigma Iota

  • Counseling student Lucy White (known as Farmer Lucy to the students) is integrating organic gardening with individual and group counseling and classroom guidance at a low SES Birmingham City School. The children have also built a produce stand where they sell fresh vegetables to the neighborhood.

    Counseling student Lucy White (known as Farmer Lucy to the students) is integrating organic gardening with individual and group counseling and classroom guidance at a low SES Birmingham City School. The children have also built a produce stand where they sell fresh vegetables to the neighborhood.

  • 2015 Outstanding Counseling Graduate Student award winners. Laura Lee Ellis (School Counseling), Courtney Shields (Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling) and Sandra Gallimore (Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

    2015 Outstanding Counseling Graduate Student award winners. Laura Lee Ellis (School Counseling), Courtney Shields (Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling) and Sandra Gallimore (Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

  • Paul Boyd and Sandra Gallimore discuss their research on Burnout and Caregiver Attitudes at the Chi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota and the Department of Counseling and Leadership's ethics workshop,

    Paul Boyd and Sandra Gallimore discuss their research on Burnout and Caregiver Attitudes at the Chi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota and the Department of Counseling and Leadership's ethics workshop, "The Ethical Imperative of Self-Care and Advocacy in the Counseling Profession."

  • Dr. James Jackson presents at the Chi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota and the Department of Counseling and Leadership's ethics workshop,

    Dr. James Jackson presents at the Chi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota and the Department of Counseling and Leadership's ethics workshop, "The Ethical Imperative of Self-Care and Advocacy in the Counseling Profession."

  • Belinda Kock and Ronnesha Hughes present at the Alabama Counseling Association State Conference in Huntsville, Alabama.

    Belinda Kock and Ronnesha Hughes present at the Alabama Counseling Association State Conference in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Sara Dungan presents at the Alabama Counseling Association State Conference in Huntsville, Alabama.

    Sara Dungan presents at the Alabama Counseling Association State Conference in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Samantha Willis presents at the Alabama Counseling Association State Conference in Huntsville, Alabama

    Samantha Willis presents at the Alabama Counseling Association State Conference in Huntsville, Alabama