Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: February 27, 2023
Date of Second Reading: March 27, 2023
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts – for the establishment of a new academic unit – School of Counseling and Counseling Psychology
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The School of Counseling and Counseling Psychology will focus on the education and training of counselors and psychologists to become culturally competent to work with a diverse clientele in a variety of mental health settings. The school will continue offering our students, particularly in the East Valley, the training required to prevent or treat psychological problems and to promote the health of individuals, families, groups, and organizations in a multicultural and diverse society. The creation of the school will also allow us to expand in new areas that leverages place and expertise.