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Department of Counselor Education

 Become a Professional Counselor

Join us to
yourself and learn about others in a dynamic and supportive learning community. Through caring and empathy, you will learn about yourself, yourself-in-relationships, and others, especially those who are different from you.  

 In our community we value
as fundamental to being an ethical and competent counselor. Self-awareness means recognizing and strengthening your personal and professional abilities as well as overcoming your challenges as you strive to develop as a future counselor. 

Experiential Learning
is another core value in our programs. As a student, you will approach your professional journey in an active and engaged style – applying concepts to practice in every class! We hope to meet you soon!







ACA-NYAcademic Programs

Master's Degrees in Mental Health, School and College Counseling

Bridge programs in mental health, school and college counseling for master's trained individuals

Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) for school counselors (offered online and in classroom)


                                                                                           Brockport students in Albany for professional advocacy

Many of our courses are conveniently held at The College at Brockport MetroCenter in downtown Rochester, which is centrally located near area suburbs and school districts.


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Students Earn Professional Credentials

Matriculating Students 

  Mental Health Counseling 

School Counseling
Provisional and Permanent Certification

                               grad reception fall 2013                                                                      

The mission of the Department of Counselor Education is to prepare and mentor scholar practitioners, with a deep level of self-understanding, in the art and science of professional counseling. 

 See the program's philosophy, purpose, and objectives.

Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. (ACA, 20/20 Definition) 

  Graduation reception fall 2013

For Program Advisement

Dr. Thomas Hernández
Department Chair
184 Albert W. Brown Building

If you are interested in learning more about any course please contact us for a copy of the syllabus.

(585) 395-2258 

For Application and Admissions Procedures

The Graduate School

(585) 395-2525


CACREP Accredited since 1987

IRCEP Registered


Clinical Coordination: Internship Resources

Current students, site supervisors, and faculty can access the following site for information and forms related to clinical field work.

Last Updated 1/3/15