Department of School, Community and Rehabilitation Counseling

Overview

The Department of School, Community, and Rehabilitation Counseling (SCRC), which offers graduate level training for aspiring counselors and psychometrist, received national accreditation for it's Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  This prestigous national accreditation status is valid through the next renewal cycle of October 2023.  Click here to learn more.

Students who complete the masters level School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs meet the criteria required to apply for counselor licensing.

Graduates provide mental health, school and rehabilitation counseling, and psychometric services in schools, mental health centers, hospitals, and public and private rehabilitation agencies. Our counselors address social problems, assist consumers in productive living, and meet the needs of citizens with disabilities in the state of Mississippi.

SCRC faculty regularly engage in research and scholarly endeavors. Student research is strongly encouraged with opportunities for students to present scholarly papers at professional conferences and to publish with faculty. Each student is encouraged to become a member of the international counseling academic honor society, Chi Sigma Iota, Beta Omicron Chapter.

We hope that you consider our department and look forward to supporting your academic growth and professional development.  If you have questions, please contact me at (601) 979-2361 or email dion.f.porter@jsums.edu.

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