Graduate Certificate in Counseling and Life Transitions

The graduate certificate in Counseling & Life Transitions equips students with a range of skills that can be used to assist the community in coping with the different transitions that may occur in their lives. Students may choose to focus in one of three concentrations: Career & Workforce Development, Grief, Loss & Life Transition, and Counseling Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Persons.
Career & Workforce Development: This certificate prepares career practitioners to assist students, workers, employers, and retirees navigate the challenges that are inherent in a global workplace.
Grief, Loss & Life Transition:This certificate prepares counselors with the knowledge to effectively and compassionately counsel the chronically ill, dying, their caregivers, bereaved loved ones, or to work with others facing difficult life transitions such as unemployment. This specialized program is ideal for counselors, social workers, clergy, and other professionals who work with those facing loss and life transitions.
Counseling Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Persons: This certificate expands the skills of counselors, teachers, and other professionals’ to better understand cultural and linguistic diversity within the workplace, school, and community settings, and, in the process, enhance their understanding of their own psycho-social identity.

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Program Entry: Spring, Summer, Fall
Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree
Campus: Main Campus
Application Requirements - Online Application
-Statement of Purpose
-2 Letters of Recommendation
-Application Fee
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 3 credits in a required course and 9 credits in elective courses.

HDEV 6108Life Span Human Development
Three elective courses selected in consultation with the advisor to be taken in one of the following specializations:
Grief, loss, and life transitions
CNSL 6100Special Workshop (Grief, Loss, and Life Transitions Focus)
CNSL 6170Grief and Loss
CNSL 6175Living and Dying: A Counseling Perspective
CNSL 6177Spirituality and Loss
CNSL 6179Children and Loss
Career and workforce development
CNSL 6155Career Counseling
CNSL 6190Advanced Career Counseling
CNSL 6188Systems in Career Counseling Development
CNSL 6189Career Development and the Contemporary Workforce
CNSL 8253Work, Identity, and Adult Development
or HDEV 8253 Work, Identity, and Adult Development
CNSL 6100Special Workshop (Career Counseling Focus)
Human development
CNSL 6161Group Counseling
CNSL 8253Work, Identity, and Adult Development
CNSL 6154Theories and Techniques of Counseling
CNSL 6155Career Counseling
CNSL 6170Grief and Loss
CNSL 6179Children and Loss
HDEV 6109Child Development
HDEV 6110Adolescent Development
HDEV 6701Adult Learning