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Mission Statement

In keeping with the Lasallian tradition, the master's degree in Professional Clinical Counseling strives to prepare its students as professionals with the abilities and competencies requisite for the practice of professional clinical counseling. The curriculum emphasizes a conceptualization on becoming a counselor, and offers intensive studies that stress skill training and clinical preparation for licensure as a professional counselor. The training emphasizes an approach of providing mental health and human development principles to address wellness, personal growth, career development, and mental or emotional health issues. Education and training is oriented toward the adoption of a client-centered, rather than an illness-centered, approach.

Program Objectives

Objective 1: The Program will provide applicable, knowledge, and practice-based training that will assist students in the learning and development of professional and clinical competence in a culturally diverse environment.

Objective 2: The Program will provide students with the opportunity to attain the knowledge and skills necessary for state licensing and/or national credentialing in the counseling profession.

Objective 3: The Program will prepare students for employment as counselors in a professional setting for a culturally diverse society.

Objective 4: The Program will encourage professional identity as a counselor through membership in professional organizations, taking on leadership roles within the professional organization, and certification as a NCC.

Objective 5: The Program will prepare students to pursue doctoral studies in counselor education/supervision.

Program offered at:

For general program information, admission requirements or application status, please contact the CFT Graduate Admission Counselor, Stacey Vinci at

For advising, clinical or course-specific information, or registration, please contact the CFT office at

Francis Berna, OFM, Ph.D.

Donna A. Tonrey, Psy.D., LMFT, LPC

Counseling and Family Therapy
Master's Programs
Office: Wister Hall, Room 208
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1767
Fax: 215.991.3585

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