Student Outcomes

As a student in the Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology, your educational experience will be guided by the following objectives.

Students will:

  • Display an ability to be self-reflective and evidence personal growth regarding their intra- and interpersonal processes.
  • Articulate an identity as a professional counselor or school psychologist.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop helping relationships with diverse populations.
  • Implement developmentally-appropriate individual counseling, group counseling, and systemic interventions.
  • Display the ability to implement career interventions.
  • Evidence skills in effective written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrate technological competence.
  • Apply ethical reasoning and decision making to problems faced by professional counselors and school psychologists.
  • Show leadership and advocacy skills in supporting both individual and systemic change.
  • Use appropriate assessment techniques.
  • Research and evaluate the effectiveness of counseling and systemic interventions and programs.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling students will:

  • Articulate and apply foundational knowledge of clinical mental health counseling.
  • Articulate and demonstrate various types of counseling, consultation, prevention, and intervention – including response to crisis and trauma and addiction.
  • Discuss issues of multiculturalism, demonstrate multicultural competency skills, and advocate on behalf of multicultural populations in clinical mental health counseling settings.
  • Analyze and utilize various types of clinical mental health counseling assessments.
  • Critically evaluate and utilize research methods in the practice of clinical mental health counseling.
  • Describe and employ principles of case conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment planning with a variety of populations.

School Counseling students will:

  • Articulate and apply foundational knowledge of school counseling.
  • Articulate and demonstrate various types of counseling, prevention, and intervention – including methods of program development and crisis response.
  • Discuss issues of multiculturalism, demonstrate multicultural competency skills, and advocate on behalf of multicultural populations in school counseling settings.
  • Analyze and utilize various types of school counseling assessments.
  • Critically evaluate and utilize research methods in the practice of school counseling.
  • Describe methods of promoting academic development.
  • Demonstrate methods of effective collaboration and consultation with school staff, students, parents, and community members.
  • Explain the importance of and assume leadership roles in their respective schools.

School Psychology students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies in the foundations, professional orientation, and ethical standards of school psychology and education.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies in delivering services as a school psychologist.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies in various forms of psychological evaluation and assessment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competency in various types of psychological intervention with a variety of ages and populations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research and statistics and apply this knowledge to work in the field.

Couples and Family Therapy students will:

  • Develop a professional identity as a master’s level marital and family therapists aligned with national practice standards.
  • Become adept in systems/relational practice, demonstrating sophistication as a scientist/practitioner.
  • Comprehend and demonstrate knowledge of how to engage community behavioral health care systems.
  • Be able to analyze, synthesize and critique MFT theory, human development, and family science literatures to advance and integrate research, theory, and practice in the field.
  • Comprehend and demonstrate knowledge of human diversity and will be responsive to the societal, cultural, and spiritual contexts in which health and well-being are embedded.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills as a researcher in the field of marital and family therapy.
  • Develop an ethical consciousness that guides their practice in aspects of professional work.

Personal and Organizational Wellness students will:

  •  Articulate health concepts that consider the whole person-physical, emotional, mental, social, intellectual and spiritual.
  • Identify health concepts that positively impact organizations.
  • Investigate the difference between healing and curing, and the interface of alternative and conventional approaches to health and healing.
  • Analyze, design, and implement research methods.
  • Examine the expanding paradigms of personal and organizational wellness.
  • Discuss and apply transformational skills for the individual and for organizations.

Human Relations students will:

  • Articulate theoretical and practical processes of human development.
  • Discuss theories of social behavior and diversity and apply associated skills to a multicultural society.
  • Analyze, design, and implement research methods.
  • Identify and discuss educational and/or counseling theories.
  • Supplement human relations knowledge with an individualized focus (through elective courses).
  • Apply concepts to a practical setting (practicum field experience).

Contact Us

Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology

Highland Hall, 2nd floor
Mon-Thu, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Or by appointment

Phone: (603) 535-3119
Email: sakilfoyle@plymouth.edu
(Sally Kilfoyle, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: (603) 535-2572

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC 11
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595