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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: 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: Summer InstituteJames Madison University's 18th Annual Summer Institute in Counseling

March 28, 2014

Mark your calendars! The 18th annual Summer Institute in Counseling will run from Monday, June 16 – Friday, July 18, 2014. 

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

PHOTO: HeselmeyerHeselmeyer To Receive Diversity Enhancement Award

April 2, 2014

Rebecca Heselmeyer, who is a student in our Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision Program, is this year's student recipient of the JMU Diversity Enhancement Award!

PHOTO: Mueni MasambiaMueni Masambia Selected for ACA International Panel

March 4, 2014

Mueni Masambia, a third-year student in our Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, has been selected to be a member of an international panel at the upcoming American Counseling Association Annual Conference in Honolulu.

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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 >