Department of Counselor Education

Welcome to the Department of Counselor Education at Stetson University. We hope this website is helpful to you as you consider our C.A.C.R.E.P.-accredited programs, which are geared to providing quality learning for students both personally and professionally. In considering Stetson University, please consider the following questions:

  1. How do your interests match the requirements of various programs?
  2. Do you want to work with children? With individuals? Families? Couples? In a school setting? Private practice? Community Mental Health Clinic or Private Psychiatric Facility? Hospital? Private sector or Government?
  3. Where do you envision yourself in the next three to five years?

Please understand that counselor education graduate students need to have a good support system from their spouses, families or significant others. It will be important for you to integrate this support system with the one here at Stetson University, as it is a critical component for a successful experience. If we can provide you with any additional information please don't hesitate to contact us. The department's contact information is listed on this page.

Leila Roach, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC
Chair, Department of Counselor Education

Degrees and Programs


  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
  • School Counseling

Certificate Programs

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
  • School Counseling


In Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015, there were 24 graduates of Stetson University's masters' programs in counselor education (three school counseling graduates; 14 clinical/mental health counseling graduates; and seven marriage, couple and family therapy graduates). Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). The pass rate for these graduates taking the CPCE examination for the first time was 100 percent. Of the Summer and Fall 2014- Spring 2015 graduating students, 98 percent graduated from the program in the expected time period and 95 percent of those program graduates who desired employment in the counseling profession are currently employed as professional counselors.