Cameron University to offer free “CU Be A Therapist” workshop for aspiring mental health professionals

Residents of Southwest Oklahoma who are interested in learning about becoming a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) or a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) are invited to attend Cameron University’s “CU Be A Therapist” workshop on Thursday, February 28. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Cameron Psychology Clinic, located at 2202 N.W. Ferris Ave. in Lawton. There is no charge to attend, and dinner will be provided to those who pre-register. To register online, go to www.cameron.edu/cubeatherapist and click on “Register” in the last paragraph. For more information, contact Kaley Patterson, Graduate Admissions Counselor, at 580-581-6749 or via email at kpatters@cameron.edu.

“Those who choose to become LPCs and LMFTs enjoy a rewarding and satisfying career,” says Dr. Jennifer Dennis, Dean, Cameron University School of Graduate and Professional Studies. “These two distinct counseling fields allow practitioners to focus on the areas of interest where they can most help individuals and/or families in need. According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, one in four adults in the U.S. experiences mental health issues each year, establishing a growing need for professionals who offer behavioral health services.”

Presented by the Cameron University School of Graduate and Professional Studies and the Department of Psychology, “CU Be A Therapist” will feature presentations by Dr. Mary Dzindolet, Chair, Department of Psychology; Dr. Joanni Sailor, LMFT, Associate Professor of Psychology, and alumni from CU’s psychology graduate programs. Attendees will learn about two of the tracks offered under CU’s Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences – Counseling as well as Marriage and Family Therapy. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations, allowing attendees to ask clarifying or follow-up questions.

Attendees will receive printed materials regarding admission to one of CU’s graduate programs, course requirements for the Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences, financial aid assistance, and more.

Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCS) focus on mental, emotional and behavioral issues in a variety of healthcare settings. They work with individuals, groups, and couples in roles as wide-ranging as substance abuse counseling, psychoanalysis, learning disability counseling and more.

Licensed Marital and Family Therapists (LMFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems. They are licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. Marriage and family therapy is brief, solution-focused, specific with attainable therapeutic goals, and designed with the "end in mind."

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February 5, 2019