A delegation of CSULB faculty, students and administrators led by President F. King Alexander traveled to India in January to confer with members of the National Knowledge Commission regarding ways to improve teacher education in that country. They also met with India’s prime minister and the minister of human resources, who oversees education, as they worked to establish partnerships with Indian universities and develop international exchange opportunities.
Under the supervision of licensed university faculty, professional and affordable counseling for adults is provided by advanced graduate students who address such issues as depression, anxiety, phobias, traumatic stress, grief, loss, self-esteem, relationships and education.
“This is the first (academic) year that graduate students seeking a master’s degree in counseling with a marriage and family emphasis have been required to start their practicum experiences on campus,” explained Bita Ghafoori, assistant professor in the Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling Department who supervises the graduate students along with her colleague, Professor William Saltzman.
Students must complete a total of 3,000 hours of supervised experience prior to sitting for their licensing exam. “We want to reach out to the local community with this program,” Ghafoori said. Sessions are $7.50 per session for CSULB students and $15 per session, including parking, from individuals from the community, with a three-session minimum.
More information is available at www.ced.csulb/edpac/clinic or by calling 562/985-4991.