The Professional Counseling program is designed to prepare ethical, culturally competent counselors to provide professional counseling services in various clinical settings. The faculty approved settings where students have served their internships include: mental health centers, state hospitals and training schools, facilities for clients with dual diagnoses, as well as multipurpose mental health agencies.
Mental Health Counseling Program Goals
Formal admittance to the professional counseling program requires:
All classes are offered in an online format, except 6398, which is offered online with an internship experience completed in person in a community setting.
Please browse through the Counselor Education’s Course Descriptions within the counselor education program for further information.
After completing the 48-semester-hour program and passing the counselor education program’s comprehensive exam, students seeking licensure as a professional counselor must:
You may also find out more information the counseling profession through the following professional counseling websites:
Features of the West Texas A& M University’s Counselor Education Program include being conveniently located in downtown Amarillo’s Chase Tower and having access to state-of-the-art teaching and supervision facilities. Faculty offices are located on the 7th floor. The program hosts the annual Waugh and Roberson Counseling Seminars for the professional development of students and professionals.
If you would like to make an appointment to discuss your options in the field of counseling, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Yvette Castillo.
Thanks for your interest in West Texas A&M University’s Counselor Education Program.
Dr. Yvette Castillo
West Texas A&M University – Amarillo Center
600 S. Tyler St., Lockbox 12132
Amarillo, Texas 79106