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Department of Counseling

We hope your semester is coming along well!  We have many exciting plans for the department underway and appreciate your involvement in our community and professional activities.  The Department of Counseling is committed to providing you with cutting edge clinical and educational experiences. Faculty members are involved in all levels of leadership, and well represented locally, across the state, nation, and internationally. Our counseling programs continue to be fully accredited since 2008 by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP).



Our programs emphasize and model creativity, diversity, and relational development.


Graduates of the UTSA counseling program will have a basic knowledge foundation in the areas of legal, ethical, professional issues in counseling, social and cultural foundations, human growth and development, career development, helping relationships, group work, appraisal, and research and program evaluation. In accordance with UTSA counseling department’s mission and goals, graduates will also have a strong understanding of diversity issues and be able to address the needs of an increasingly diverse society. 


We regularly update our website to include information on policies, standards, important dates to remember, and other essential program agendas. Please consult this website regularly to access the latest news and information on our program’s development and direction. 


Also, we have included within this website a number of handbooks that detail the specifics of each program. These handbooks are rich in information and context for students involved in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Ph.D. in Counselor Education, and Clinical (Practica and Internship) experiences. Please reference these handbooks for the most current information on our program’s policies and expectations.  Wishing you a great semester!