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Open House for Counseling and Development Programs at C.W. Post and Brentwood Campuses December 13

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Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Brentwood,
Long Island University
516-299-4177

Brookville, N.Y. – Professionals interested in learning more about graduate degree programs and New York State licensure or certification requirements to become a mental health counselor or K-12 school counselor can attend one of two open houses sponsored by the Department of Counseling and Development at the C.W. Post and Brentwood Campuses of Long Island University.

The open houses, which are free and open to the public, will be held on each respective campus on Thursday, December 13, 2007 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The C.W. Post event will be held in the Patron's Lounge at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A) in Brookville. The Brentwood Campus event will be held in the Student Lounge, 100 Second Avenue in Brentwood.  

Faculty and advisors will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about degree programs, career opportunities, admissions and financial assistance. Interested students should contact the Office of Admissions at C.W. Post at (516) 299-2900 or Brentwood at (631) 273-5112.

The Department of Counseling and Development provides an educational environment that fosters the personal and professional growth of future counselors and related professionals while upholding the highest ethical standards and respect for individual differences.

The 48-credit Master of Science in School Counseling program prepares students for a career helping young people overcome behavioral and social problems, set goals and become better learners. Graduates of the 60-credit Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling program will be prepared to help others live healthy, fulfilled lives through counseling in public or private mental health centers, agencies, hospitals, institutions, outpatient clinics and private practice. Certified school counselors interested in obtaining licensure in New York State as a mental health counselor can enroll in the 15-credit Mental Health Licensing Preparation Courses.

The Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling Programs at the C.W. Post and Brentwood Campuses are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The 60-credit Mental Health Counseling program has been approved by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, as licensure qualifying.

For more information about the Department of Counseling and Development at C.W. Post, call (516) 299-2814 or visit the Web site at www.liu.edu/cwpcounseling; at Brentwood, call 631-273-5112 or visit the Web site at www.brentwood.liu.edu/cwis/brent/graduate/dept_coun_dev.html.

Posted 11/15/2007

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