The NSU counseling program is dedicated to positively influencing the regional and global impact of the counseling field through professional stewardship. This commitment will be achieved through the recruitment and retention of diverse professionals who demonstrate a willingness to engage in personal struggle, tolerate ambiguity, seek feedback, and grow alongside all counselors-in-training (CITs) and viewpoints.
The faculty seek to create a culture of learning where CITs feel supported to deconstruct preconceived ideas of the self and the world in which they live leading to a knowledgeable, skillful, and ethical counseling practice. These experiences will be facilitated through open-minded discourse with differentiated learning experiences.
Throughout the course of the program CITs will be challenged to apply their knowledge, skills, and dispositions to promote social justice and ethical conduct, thus enhancing self-actualization and sound mental health in self, clients, and systems they encounter.
The culmination of the program will result in counselors focused on self and client betterment who emerge as dedicated change agents, positively impacting the greater society in which they will serve.