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  • Comprehensive Directory of Mental Health Services – The updated 2013 directory is now available online
  • Dr. Debbie Sturm is New Director - Beginning this fall, Dr. Sturm is the Director of Counseling Programs. She will continue as Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.
  • Dr. Michele Kielty and Dr. Renee Staton to Coordinate School Counseling - Drs. Kielty and Staton are now sharing the duties of coordinating the School Counseling Program.
  • Dr. Lennie Echterling Continues as Doctoral Program Coordinator - Dr. Echterling remains the Coordinator of the Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision Program
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PHOTO: Blair ShelleySpotlight on an Alumni - Blair Shelley

November 20, 2014

Blair Shelley graduated from the School Counseling Program in May of 2013, has recently gotten married, and moved to Summerville, South Carolina to start her career as an elementary School Counselor.

LOGO: Summer Institute18th Annual Summer Institute in Counseling Sessions Garner Wide Appeal

November 6, 2014

With 12 different sessions featured, the Department of Graduate Psychology’s Summer Institute in Counseling opened its courses to students and mental health professionals June 16-July 18 on the JMU campus.

PHOTO: John ClarkeSpotlight on Alumni - John Clarke

October 27, 2014

John Clarke graduated from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program in May of 2013 and has since moved to San Francisco, California to start his career path as a therapist.

PHOTO: Out of the DarknessOut of the Darkness Campus Walk Held

April 3, 2014

On Sunday, March 30, walkers braved the snow, sleet, rain, and wind to participate in the fourth annual Out of the Darkness Walk. The event raises funds for research and services sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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Welcome from the Director

Department Head

Welcome! As Director of Counseling Programs in the Department of Graduate Psychology here at James Madison University, and on behalf of our faculty and students, I thank you for your interest in our programs. We feel so fortunate to be part of a community of dedicated faculty and students. And we are committed to training excellent counselors and counselor educators who impact their clients and communities through their clinical work, research, teaching, leadership, and outreach. More >