Compassionate, Ethical Counselors and Social Workers

The world needs compassionate, ethical counselors and social workers. In the department of counseling and social work, faculty prepare bachelor level social workers and master level clinical mental health counselors for a lifetime of serving others. Both programs are grounded in respect for human and Catholic values and infuse these values throughout the curriculum.

The Social Work Program is staffed by faculty who have spent their careers working in a broad range of social services agencies and settings and social work education. Using the skills, knowledge, and values of the profession of social work, they offer professional and academic expertise to prepare students to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities in a broad range of practice fields.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program faculty have decades of professional experience helping individuals, couples, and families with life struggles and mental health concerns. They train students in the best, contemporary and evidence-based clinical techniques for helping people improve their relationships and make life-fulfilling choices.

Alumni Profiles
Social Work Accreditation

The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). For additional information about CSWE, please see For information about bachelor-level social work licensure, please refer to the appropriate state licensing board website for the state in which you intend to pursue licensure.

Counseling Accreditation

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students in their last semester of coursework are eligible to sit for the National Counselor Exam (NCE), which is administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

School Faculty Achievements
Department Faculty
Professor Ricardo Chaparro-Pacheco

Prof. Ricardo Chaparro-Pacheco


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Dr. jungers

Dr. Christin Jungers


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Dr. Kissinger

Dr. Donald Kissinger

Associate Professor
Department Chair

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Dr. Milburn

Dr. Milo Milburn


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Prof. Neher

Prof. Kathleen Neher

Field Coordinator

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Dr. Workman

Dr. Thomas Workman

Assistant Professor

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