The mission of the Community Counseling program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is to train professional counselors to be responsive, reflective, and collaborative decision makers and who have the requisite knowledge, skills, and technological expertise to practice ethically and successfully. They will embrace the principles of democracy, diversity, and equity.
Graduates will become competent Professional Community Counselors.
The community counselor will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions in each of the eight common core areas as outlined by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). These eight objectives are as follows:
- Professional Identity
- Social and Cultural Diversity
- Human Growth and Development
- Career Development
- Helping Relationships
- Group Work
- Research and Program Evaluations
Previous Mission, Replaced Fall 2007