Degrees & Programs
Counseling and Counselor Education
Few careers offer the opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life nearly every day. Counseling is one of them.
As a counselor, you’ll work directly with individuals, couples, and families as they seek solutions to the challenges of everyday life. Our flexible program allows you to choose your area of emphasis, from school counseling to substance abuse and other mental health issues. Apply online today!
At the IU School of Education, you’ll receive a solid foundation in a wide range of theoretical approaches by some of the leading researchers in the field. Our Counseling and Counselor Education program is ranked #10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. And our graduates hold top positions in education, health care, private practice, corrections, community health services, and in business and industry.
Our curriculum follows the scientist-practitioner model, where research informs your clinical practice, and your classroom experiences inform your theoretical understanding of the field. In addition to course work, you’ll pursue independent research and gain real-world experience in a clinical setting.
Our faculty members are both experienced clinical practitioners and innovators in the field of counseling and counseling psychology. Their research interests are broad, including family and marriage therapy, sports psychology, leadership and group dynamics, substance abuse prevention, career counseling, and the specialized psychological needs of different ethnic and cultural groups.
- Y. Barry Chung, Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
- Susan Whiston, Professor and Program Coordinator
- Lynn Gilman, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Center for Human Growth
- Catherine Gray, Clinical Lecturer
- Jesse Steinfeldt, Associate Professor
- Rex Stockton, Chancellor's Professor
- Ellen Vaughan, Associate Professor
- Y. Joel Wong, Associate Professor
- Kerrie G. Wilkins-Yel, Assistant Professor
Our graduates are working in a variety of settings, including education, community mental health, private practice, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence, sexual assault, and corrections.
Our Education Careers office can help you with the job search process, from developing an effective portfolio to preparing for interviews. Your faculty advisor can also be helpful as you prepare your resume, cover letter, and other materials.
For more information on counseling degrees, please contact us:
Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology
201 North Rose Avenue, Suite 4000
Bloomington, Indiana 47405