New to CAS: Department of Counseling

As of Fall 2015, the College of Arts and Sciences will include the Department of Counseling. The department will be chaired by Dr. Kan Chandras and will house MS programs in Mental Health Counseling, and Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management.

“The mission of the Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling program is to provide students… a range of knowledge and skills including extensive clinical practice in human service milieus such as community and private mental health agencies, educational settings, correctional facilities, hospitals, and gerontological settings.  The program emphasizes education, theory, therapy and consultation.  The graduates of this program are eligible for licensing as a professional counselor in the State of Georgia (LPC).  The program can also lead to certification by the national Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).” Dr. Kan Chandras.

“The Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management (RCCM) is a 52 semester-hour program fully accredited by the nationally recognized Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).  Courses are offered via traditional and online methods.  The mission of the Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management (RCCM) program is to prepare students to be ethical, multi-culturally competent, conscientious, and qualified rehabilitation counselors and professionals who will increase and enhance the employment, advocacy, social, educational, and independent living opportunities of individuals of all disability types.” Dr. Jerry Brenner.