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  • Kyle Laver is serving as the School Counselor in Residence for the JMU School Counseling Program for the 2014-2015 academic year. Kyle has her EdS in School Counseling from JMU, has worked as a middle school counselor, and also works as a career coach.
  • The School Counseling Program will begin accepting applications for the 2015 - 2016 term beginning October 15.
  • Friday, November 8
    Fall School Counseling Workshop on Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness
    8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    NTelos Room, ISAT Building
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PHOTO: Summer InstituteFall Counseling Workshop Announced

October 10, 2014

Join us for our Fall School Counseling Workshop on Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness: 11/7/14 from 8-3, NTelos Room, ISAT Building. Continuing competency credit awarded.

PHOTO: Michele KieltyProfessor-In-Residence Program Empowers Youth

October 2, 2014

In addition to being a licensed school and professional counselor, Dr. Michele Kielty, is putting her credentials to work as a Professor-In-Residence (PIR) at Kate Collins Middle School in Waynesboro.

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 student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, has been selected to be a member of an international panel at the upcoming American Counseling Association Annual Conference.

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Department Head

We are glad you stopped by to explore the School Counseling Program at James Madison University. Students in our program are immersed in learning about themselves, their peers, and how to most effectively work with children and adolescents. Entering into the school counseling program provides opportunities for personal growth, making new connections with friends and colleagues, and learning how to best serve the youth in our schools through the profession of School Counseling. More >