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  • Dr. Debbie Sturm is New DirectoróBeginning 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 CounselingóDrs. Kielty and Staton are now sharing the duties of coordinating the School Counseling Program.
  • Dr. Lennie Echterling Continues as Doctoral Program CoordinatoróDr. Echterling remains the Coordinator of the Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision Program.
  • January 19
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
    Classes do not meet.
  • March 9-13
    Spring Break.
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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.

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!

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Welcome from the Program Coordinator

Department Head

Welcome to the website of the Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision at James Madison University! Let me begin by simply sharing with you that I love working here. Over the years, I have learned that the heart of a great academic program is not its curriculum, but its people. And here at JMU, I am so lucky to be working with such compassionate, dynamic and dedicated students and faculty members. In countless ways, they have enriched my life, enhanced my personal growth, and promoted my professional development. More >