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Public Invited to Learn About FGCU Counseling Programs at Orientation Meeting


August 20, 2013
For information contact:
Russell Sabella at (239) 590-7782

Public Invited to Learn About FGCU Counseling Programs at Orientation Meeting

FORT MYERS, FL - Current and prospective students interested in Florida Gulf Coast University's clinical mental health counseling or school counseling programs are encouraged to attend the Fall Orientation meeting from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday September 16, 2013 in room 246 Merwin Hall

     The Master of Arts degree in clinical mental health counseling prepares students for Florida licensure as mental health counselors. Graduates work in a variety of community, social service and private arenas.

     The Master of Education or Master of Arts program in school counseling prepares students for Florida certification as school counselors. Graduates in school counseling are prepared to work in preK-12 settings.

     Goals for both programs are reflective of national standards and include the development of professional competence, respect for clients, self-awareness, individual growth, professional identity, an effective professional philosophy and a research orientation. Goals unique to FGCU include accountability, advocacy, technological literacy, professional leadership and field-based learning. Both programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs ( and the school counseling program is approved by the Florida Department of Education.

     For more information, contact professor Russell Sabella, Ph.D. in the College of Education by phone at (239) 590-7782 or via email at You can visit the College of Education web site at

No sign-up is required.


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