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  • The Counseling Programs of James Madison University are pleased to offer the 19th annual Summer Institute in Counseling. This year's workshop offerings emphasize the theme of creative responses to client concerns, with a focus on creativity and self-care. Registration will open in mid-April, with more information about workshop descriptions and registration information available then. Details
  • Admissions Information. The School Counseling Program will begin accepting applications for the 2015 - 2016 term beginning October 15. Details
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LOGO: SturmWhen Work and Hobbies Meld Perfectly: Debbie Sturm

March 24, 2015

Meet Debbie Sturm - Director of Counseling Programs and coordinator for the Clincal Mental Health Counseling Program.

PHOTO: John ClarkeHelping the Helpers: Dr. Lennis Echterling’s Work with Local First Responders

March 18, 2015

Dr. Lennis “Lennie” Echterling has been active in the Harrisonburg community for over 23 years.

PHOTO: Out of the DarknessEver Wonder How We Got Here? Renee Staton’s Story

March 18, 2015

Renee Staton began her collegiate career at James Madison University (JMU) and continues here today.

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.

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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 >