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Mental Health Counseling Program Coordinator
Prof. Markus P. Bidell
1114 West Building
(212) 772-4714

Mental health counselors are skilled professionals who provide a wide range of services that include assessment and diagnosis; psychotherapy; treatment planning and utilization review; brief and solution-focused therapy; alcoholism and substance abuse treatment; psychoeducational and prevention treatment; and crisis management.

Mental health counselors practice in an exciting variety of settings that include, but are not limited to, managed behavioral health care organizations, integrated delivery systems, public and private hospitals, employee assistance programs, substance abuse treatment centers and mental health centers.

The experienced and highly credentialed faculty of the Hunter College mental health counseling program provide new students the opportunity to learn, both academically and experientially, in classroom and field site settings where they can develop realistic and useful knowledge needed to function as mental health counselors.Students will learn and work alongside other students from cultures and belief systems different than their own.This diversity will allow students to perceive learning exercises from differing viewpoints, culminating in new knowledge and awareness of how others perceive mental health issues and concerns.    

Course content and faculty will guide students toward understanding New York State requirements for licensure in the field of mental health counseling.

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