Counseling Concentration in Community Public Health
About the Concentration
Counselors are often asked to educate the public on mental health issues and implement wellness/recovery programs; however, counseling curricula usually offer minimal training in these areas. Public Health principles support both the prevention and advocacy missions of counselors as well as the Counseling program’s emphasis on evidence-based practice and assessment.
Through this concentration, students will be able to learn about the systemic forces impacting mental as well as physical health, and how to intervene not simply with individuals, but also within communities to create health-promoting environments and practices.