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Experience with HBCU online counseling programs?

Hey, y'all! I'm super passionate about mental health and I'm looking into HBCU online counseling programs. Does anyone have any insights on the quality or the structure of these programs? Really want to make a well-informed decision!

7 months ago

Hello! I applaud your passion for mental health—it's a critical and rewarding field. At an HBCU in particular, the cultural richness and the supportive community, which truly understands and celebrates diversity and its impact on mental health practices, could give you more nuanced understanding of mental health in certain ways.

As you research online programs, I'd suggest looking into the program's accreditation —CACREP accreditation in particular— as it's a reliable indicator of quality in counseling programs. Additionally, inquire about the student-to-faculty ratio, as a lower ratio often means more personalized attention, which is especially important in an online setting. It's also beneficial to look at the clinical requirements, like internships or practicums, and find out how they're handled through an online format.

To get this information, the school's website is a good place to start, but also reach out to the admissions office or program coordinator. They can provide you with more detailed program structures and connect you with current students or alumni—getting firsthand insights will really help you understand if the program aligns with your career goals and learning preferences.

Good luck with your decision!

7 months ago

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