Counselor Education

Jay Parkes, Department Chairperson
Department of Individual, Family and Community Education
Simpson Hall
MSC05 3040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-4535

Associate Professors
Kristopher Goodrich, Ph.D., Syracuse University
Jeanmarie Keim, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Deborah Rifenbary, Ed.D., University of Virginia

Assistant Professor
Thomas Chavez, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program Mission

The mission of the Counselor Education program in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico is to provide training that develops students' knowledge, skills and attitudes in the areas of human services counseling and counselor education. The focus is on preparing students to develop a breadth and depth of professional knowledge and skills, which results in preparing effective clinicians, researchers, counselor educators, and leaders in human services and counseling professions. The faculty embraces a philosophy that states clinical work and research exploring the effectiveness of applied counseling is of utmost importance to serving the needs of our stakeholders.

Associated Programs

Graduate Program


COUN 492 / 592. Workshop in Counseling. (1-4 to a maximum of 13 Δ)

COUN 493. Topics. (1-3, no limit Δ)

COUN 510. Professional Orientation and Ethics. (3)

COUN 513. Career Counseling. (3)

COUN 514. Supervision of Counseling Services. (3)

COUN 515. Testing and Assessment in Counseling. (3)

COUN 516. Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Counseling. (3)

COUN 517. Theories of Counseling and Human Behavior. (3)

COUN 518. Group Counseling. (3)

COUN 519. Group Counseling Internship. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

COUN 521. Clinical Mental Health Counseling. (3)

COUN 522. Communication Skills in Counseling. (3)

COUN 525. Experiential Counseling. (3)

COUN 541. Counseling Children and Adolescents. (3)

COUN 545. School Counseling. (3)

COUN 560. Family Counseling. (3)

COUN 576. Diagnosis of Mental Disorders. (3)

COUN 577. Substance Use and Abuse. (3)

COUN 581. Sexuality in Counseling and Psychotherapy. (3)

COUN 584. Multicultural Issues in the Helping Professions. (3)

COUN 590. Practicum in Counseling. (3)

COUN 591. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

COUN 592 / 492. Workshop in Counseling. (1-4 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

COUN 593. Topics. (1-3, no limit Δ)

COUN 595. Internship. (2-6 to a maximum of 12 Δ)

COUN 615. Leadership, Advocacy and Professional Issues. (3)

COUN 620. Seminar in Counseling. (3)

COUN 621. Advanced Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy. (3)

COUN 625. Teaching in Counselor Education. (3)

COUN 630. Advanced Practicum in Counseling. (3-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

COUN 650. Advanced Group Counseling and Psychotherapy. (3)

COUN 696. Internship. (3-6 to a maximum of 12 Δ)

COUN 699. Dissertation. (3-12, no limit Δ)

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1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-8900
Fax: (505) 277-6809