Alumni and Continuing Education
Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education
The mission of the Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education (PCDE) is to develop and offer quality credit and non-credit courses that meet temporary educational and training needs of the region. Currently the Department of Counseling offers a Post-Master's Certificate of Advanced Studies in Counseling, a Post-Master's Certificate in Couples, Marital and Family Therapy, and a Post-Master's Certificate in Adlerian Counseling. Alumni who need to earn graduate credits for Act 48 credits, licensure, or certification, or who desire specialized training may contact PCDE at (717) 477-1348 or visit their webpages.
Graduate Certificate in Couples and Family Therapy
This is a two-year post-master's certificate program is designed to provide specialized training in couples and family therapy for working mental health professionals. The program embodies an integrated, systemic perspective that focuses on the relationships between people within the family and on their relationships with the larger community. The program is concerned with the problems that arise out of these relationships as well as the positive resources that they can provide. Click here for more information, please visit this webpage.
*Coursework meets licensure requirements for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)*
Mental Health Institute
The Mental Health Institute is held each spring at the university, providing counselors in the community with an entire day of training. CEUs and ACT 48 Hours are provided to participants along with lunch. Announcements and registration forms will be sent via U.S. mail to previous attendees and current site supervisors.
Central Penn School Counselor Institute
The School Counseling track of the Department of Counseling & CSP is excited to invite you to our annual institute for school counselors. We welcome you to participate in two timely presentations related to school counselor identity. Questions may be e-mailed to Andy Carey at: