Counselor Education

Counselor Education

Getting Connected

Department of Counselor Education

Our CACREP-accredited programs train culturally competent, caring counselors who serve a diverse, multilingual urban community. Professional counselors empower individuals and families to resolve personal, educational, career, and relationship concerns and promote optimum wellness. Faculty and students are committed to social justice advocacy to remove barriers to education and personal growth, and promote equity and optimal development for all persons and groups. For more information about the counseling profession, please visit the American Counseling Association.

The Department of Counselor Education offers two degree options:

Additional elective courses can be taken to meet licensure and certification requirements, including Registered Play Therapist (RPT).

1st New Jersey Association for Play Therapy Conference

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00AM - 5:00PM
NJCU Campus, 
GSUB Multipurpose Room 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Studies for Play Therapy
Conference Theme : "Celebrating Diverse Approaches in Play Therapy"

Click HERE to register and for more information.

NJCU's Counselor Education Department has earned a $171,677 grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program. Led by Project Director Dr. Vaibhavee R. Agaskar, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Coordinator of NJCU’s Clinical Mental Health Program, this grant will help NJCU students meet the increasing demand for behavioral health care services, especially for at-risk children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth in local underserved communities. Congratulations to our 2017-2018 HRSA grant student recipients: Rasha Abdeldaym, Anish Adorno, Farooq Alihassan, Rukiya Bluford, Ashley Boan, Angela Campbell, Kamenie Dookwah, Nor Theresa Galang, Jade Orlik, Khalimah Poole, Paola Velez, and Selma Wankhade.

Contact Us

Faculty and Office Hours

Rossey Hall, Room 536
(201) 200-3400

Yumiko Ogawa, Chair
(201) 200-2474

Norma Araujo, Administrative Assistant

Admission Requirements

Counseling Program Student Handbook

Online Application