LifeSpring Counseling Center impacts community

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2011-01-22
Huntington, Ind.—After just one semester of being open, the Huntington University LifeSpring Counseling Center has had a significant impact on the community. Seven of the graduate counseling students have served more than 40 clients and held more than 300 appointments. In addition to the 40 clients who have been seen, the counseling center currently has a waiting list of more than 30.

Dr. Jerry Davis, director of the HU graduate counseling program, said he is thankful for the success of the counseling center in its first semester of existence. He said, “I think the clinic will be the single most significant ministry HU will offer to this community.”

The LifeSpring Center serves both the students’ needs and the needs of those in the community.

Each student in the graduate counseling program is required to complete 1,000 hours of clinical experience. The first 100-hour practicum is completed in the LifeSpring Counseling Center followed by three more 300-hour internship experiences.

The M.A. in Counseling at HU leads to licensure as a mental health counselor. The program integrates theology with psychology/counseling and is taught by experts in the field who are actively seeing clients. To learn more about this program or the LifeSpring Counseling Center, contact Amy Mattox at (260) 359-4129.
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. In 2008, Forbes.com listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” 2009 list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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