The Counselor Education concentrations in School and Clinical Mental Health counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students acquire core knowledge and clinical skills which enable them to enter the profession of counseling. Practicum and internship experiences take place in a variety of community-based and school-based settings, including our own Community Counseling Clinic in the School of Education.
“UAB Trains Counselors who Touch the World” - The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an urban university located in Birmingham, Alabama. The graduate program in counseling serves students native to Alabama, those from neighboring states, as well as international students. The program is designed to train students to make appropriate ethical decisions as counseling professionals. The most important of these decisions is the selection of strategies that empower clients to make personal decisions leading to resolution of problems and resulting in an improved quality of life. Clients represent the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-values character of a diverse American Society. Thus, counselors must understand human behavior in terms of its psychological, physiological, and sociological influences and make professional decisions within the legal and ethical constraints that are applicable.
The program in Counselor Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will prepare clinical mental health and school counselors at the Masters level to be knowledgeable and skilled professionals who will be able to serve a culturally diverse society.