The fields of Counseling, School Psychology, Human Relations, and Personal and Organizational Wellness are steeped in the foundation of altruistic service. As a student in one of these programs, you will enhance your interpersonal skills, while at the same time, deepening your knowledge of social and cultural diversity, human development, research, and counseling and/or educational theory. The Counselor Education and School Psychology Department strives to uphold the highest educational standards in following its vision, mission, and process.


The Department envisions a world where there is more justice, compassion, human rights, and human dignity. This can be accomplished by greater democratic participation, appreciation of diversity, and a commitment to the common good.


The Counselor Education & School Psychology Department seeks to prepare professionals who are engaged in the ongoing processes of increased self-awareness, and enhanced interpersonal effectiveness. A commitment to social justice is promoted through an emphasis on honoring and recognizing the diversity that exists within society and through the development of skills necessary to implement interventions aimed at transforming individuals and institutions.


In order to accomplish our mission and vision, the Department actively encourages students to have a voice in the development of policies and procedures at the department, program, and classroom levels. Moreover, a focus of instruction is to promote systemic change, advocacy, client empowerment/self-advocacy, theory-practice connections, critical thinking, and evolving consciousness.

Contact Us

Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology

Samuel Read Hall, 3rd floor

M, W, Th, F, 9am to 5pm
Tuesdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Or by appointment
Phone: (603) 535-3119
Email: ggoodno@plymouth.edu
Gary Goodnough, Chair
Fax: (603) 535-2117

Mailing Address
Plymouth State University
Counselor Education and School Psychology
17 High Street, MSC 58
Plymouth, NH 03264