Individuals who have already earned a Bachelor’s degree and who are interested in 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” presentation. The virtual event is slated for Wednesday, November 3, at 5:30 p.m. 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.
To register and receive a secure link to the Zoom presentation, go to https://www.cameron.edu/admissions/events.
“According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, one in five adults in the U.S. experiences mental health issues each year, and almost 20 percent of children ages 6 to 17 experience a mental health disorder,” says Dr. Jennifer Dennis, Dean, CU School of Graduate and Professional Studies. “Research shows that mental health treatment makes recovery a reality for most people experiencing mental illness. CU graduates who attain licensure as either a LPC or LMFT provide critical services to individuals and/or families in need.”
Presented by the Cameron University School of Graduate and Professional Studies and the Department of Psychology, “CU Be A Therapist” will feature Dr. Joanni Sailor, LMFT, Professor of Psychology and director of the Cameron Psychology Clinic, and Paul James, Instructor, Department of Psychology. The program will also feature a current student as well as alumni from CU’s psychology graduate programs.
Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) focus on mental, emotional and behavioral issues in a variety of health care 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."
For more information, contact Tracy Price, Graduate and Transfer Admissions Counselor, at 580-581-6749 or firstname.lastname@example.org.