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Our Mission and Purpose

The mission of the Counseling Program faculty is to create a supportive and collaborative learning environment for students from diverse cultures and academic backgrounds. We strive to help them acquire the knowledge, attitudes, advocacy, and leadership skills essential in the practice of counseling, whether it be in a clinical, relationship, school, and/or substance-related settings.

Our purpose is to work with students from all over the world and contribute solutions to the growing global need of mental health and school services for marginalized populations.



The Counseling faculty prepare skilled practitioners with a Professional Counseling identity through a program of planned, sequenced, and educational experiences that address the following objectives.


Program Objectives / CACREP Key Performance Indicators 

The Counseling faculty created the following program objectives / key performance indicators for students in the Counseling Program and demonstrate how they relate to the 2024 CACREP Core Standards.













Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration



School Counseling Concentration




Program Review

Every year program faculty members, current students, alumni, and the Counseling Advisory Committee assess and evaluate the mission, purpose, goal, and objectives for the Counseling Program at ULM. These above statements guide the curriculum.

Acquired information is considered along with accreditation standards by regional and professional accrediting bodies, public policy changes that occur in the state of Louisiana or at the federal level that impact the profession, shifts in the field of practice as we know it, and new research findings pertinent to the profession. Information thus acquired is integrated into the curricula as appropriate.


Updated September, 2023