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Contact Marriage and Family Counseling (Master’s/ Ed.S.)

Thank you for your interest in our Marriage and Family Counseling program!

We have a 72 semester hour program from which a student graduates with both M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees in marriage and family counseling. As you can gather from the website, some of the coursework is common to all three of our tracks, while some courses are specifically geared to marriage and family counseling. Each of our students will be engaged in two field experiences In the community. First, there is a practicum which requires 400 hours during a semester in a mental health setting. Secondly, a full time internship of 600 hours is required. Some students choose to do a split internship as an alternative to the full time one, which would consist of two experiences during two semesters of 300 hours each. Students will also have a supervision course and small group supervision while involved in these field experiences. Each field experience has UF supervision as well as an onsite supervisor in the marriage and family setting. We have a very strong and positive relationship with a variety of marriage and family settings in the community. Furthermore, students take an advanced family course, which involves conducing counseling sessions with couples and families within the on-campus marriage and family clinic while receiving live supervision.

The fall incoming class for marriage and family counseling students in the M.Ed./Ed.S. program is usually about 15 students. As you probably know we also have Mental Health and School tracks and we accept approximately the same number of students in each of those tracks. You will be assigned an advisor who will work with you while you are here with your planned program of studies, and any other academic concerns you may have. Professors are accessible and happy to work with students.

Please feel free to contact Patty Bruner, at pbruner@coe.ufl.edu about specifics of the application process.

 

email iconMarriage and Family Counseling email: pbruner@coe.ufl.edu


phone icon Phone: 352-273-4336


Google Maps icon In Person: 1215 Norman Hall, University of Florida Gainesville, FL, 32611 (Map)

 

Contact Mental Health Counseling (Master’s/ Ed.S.)

Thank you for your interest in our Mental Health Counseling program!

We have a 72 semester hour program from which a student graduates with both M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees in mental health counseling. As you can gather from the website, some of the coursework is common to all three of our tracks, while some courses are specifically geared to mental health counseling. Each of our students will be engaged in two field experiences while here. First, there is a practicum which requires 400 hours during a semester in a mental health setting. Secondly, a full time internship of 600 hours is required. Some students choose to do a split internship as an alternative to the full time one, which would consist of two experiences during two semesters of 300 hours each. Students will also have a supervision course and small group supervision while involved in these field experiences. Each field experience has UF supervision as well as an onsite supervisor in the mental health setting. We have a very strong and positive relationship with a variety of mental health settings in the community.

The fall incoming class for mental health counseling students in the M.Ed./Ed.S. program is usually about 15 students. As you probably know we also have Marriage and Family and School tracks and we accept approximately the same number of students in each of those tracks. You will be assigned an advisor who will work with you while you are here with your planned program of studies, and any other academic concerns you may have. Professors are accessible and happy to work with students.

Please feel free to contact Patty Bruner, at pbruner@coe.ufl.edu about specifics of the application process.

 

email icon Mental Health Counseling email: pbruner@coe.ufl.edu


phone icon Phone: 352-273-4336


Google Maps icon In Person: 1215 Norman Hall, University of Florida Gainesville, FL, 32611 (Map)

 

Contact School Counseling and Guidance (Master’s/ Ed.S.)

Thank you for your interest in our School Counseling program!

We have a 72 semester hour program from which a student graduates with both M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees in school counseling. As you can gather from the website, some of the coursework is common to all three of our tracks, while some courses are specifically geared to school counseling. Additionally, there are 3 education courses outside our program that are required for certification; they are in the areas of Reading, English as a Second Language, and Classroom Management. Each of our students will be engaged in two field experiences while here. First, there is a practicum which requires 225 hours during a semester in a school. Secondly, a full time internship of 600 hours is required. A few students choose to do a split internship as an alternative to the full time one, which would consist of two experiences during two semesters of 300 hours each. Students will also have a supervision course and small group supervision while involved in these field experiences. Each field experience has UF supervision as well as an onsite supervisor at the school (a school counselor).

We have a very strong and positive relationship with the School Board of Alachua County and the Guidance Supervisor, with whom we work closely to place our students in practica and internships. Students list their top choices of levels (elementary, middle and high) as well as specific schools that they may be interested in. We do our best to offer students one of their top choices. There are several high schools (and middle schools) that are interested in hosting student interns. Since our students will be working for K-12 certification, we highly recommend that they take one field experience in an elementary school and one in a secondary school (middle or high). The fall incoming class for school counseling students in the M.Ed./Ed.S. program is usually about 15 students. As you probably know we also have Mental Health and Marriage and Family tracks and we accept approximately the same number of students in each of those tracks.You will be assigned an advisor who will work with you while you are here with your planned program of studies, and any other academic concerns you may have. Professors are accessible and happy to work with students.

Please feel free to contact Patty Bruner, at pbruner@coe.ufl.edu about specifics of the application process.

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email icon School Counseling and Guidance email: pbruner@coe.ufl.edu


phone icon Phone: 352-273-4336


Google Maps icon In Person: 1215 Norman Hall, University of Florida Gainesville, FL, 32611 (Map)

 

 

 

Counseling and Counselor Education (Doctoral Program)

Thank you for your interest in our doctoral program!

At the doctoral level, we offer a Ph.D.degree in counseling and counselor education. The doctoral program prepares students for careers in academia and advanced clinical and administrative positions. Our program aligns with the University of Florida’s mission to prepare the next generation of scholars and professional leaders. Thus, our doctoral program is a good fit for individuals who want to fulfill the roles of counselor educators – research, writing, teaching, service, securing external funding to support scholarship, assuming professional leadership positions, etc. The doctoral program is ideally suited for individuals with previously earned masters and at least two years of clinical experience. Doctoral students complete coursework, a doctoral clinical internship, participate in teaching and supervision, and conduct research leading to the completion of a dissertation. Students average 3 to 4 years to complete the doctorate, many of whom balance work and school commitments.

The fall incoming class for doctoral program is usually about 7 students. You will be assigned a temporary adviser initially who will work with you until you select your dissertation chairperson. Professors are accessible and happy to work with students.

Please feel free to contact Patty Bruner, at pbruner@coe.ufl.edu about specifics of the application process.

 

email icon Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Program email: pbruner@coe.ufl.edu


phone icon Phone: 352-273-4336


Google Maps icon In Person: 1215 Norman Hall, University of Florida Gainesville, FL, 32611 (Map)