Friday, August 15, 2014

Public Invited to Learn About FGCU Counseling Programs at Orientation Meeting

August 15, 2014
For information contact:
Dr. 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 2014 Orientation meeting from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Monday, September 15, 2014 in Merwin Hall, Room  231.

     The Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students for 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 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 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 ( In addition, the School Counseling program is approved by the Florida Department of Education.

     For more information, contact Professor Russell Sabella, Department of Counseling, College of Health Professions and Social Work, by phone at (239) 590-7782 or via email at You can visit the Counseling Department's website at to learn more.

Applications for the Fall 2015 class will be due in February so it isn't too early to start thinking about next year.

No sign-up is required although you may RSVP online by visiting