The Department of Psychology and Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University emphasizes the understanding of how people think, feel, and act. Students in the Department acquire a strong knowledge base and critical thinking skills through a comprehensive and flexible curriculum to achieve their professional goals and also become leaders in their communities by working with faculty members from diverse backgrounds in research, internship, and student organization opportunities. Ultimately, students are prepared to apply their knowledge and skills to empower other individuals, couples, families, communities, businesses, and other organizations to reach their full potential.
The Department provides experiences that develop students' skills and knowledge across several major categories. These categories incorporate the American Psychological Association's (APA) Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major and the American Counseling Association's (ACA) values. These categories include:
Southeast Missouri State University’s Counselor Education Training Clinic is now offering counseling services to greater Cape Girardeau residents. The clinic has offered free counseling to Southeast students since 2014. The idea to expand its services to the surrounding community developed after the opening of a Play Therapy Center in 2017, which gives graduate students an […]
Southeast Missouri State University will observe Suicide Prevention Week across campus Sept. 10-14 with events for students, faculty and staff that raise awareness about this important issue. “As members of the campus community, we each have the ability to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and create welcoming spaces where students, faculty and staff can […]
Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson, dean of the College of Education at Southeast Missouri State University, has been appointed dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Studies at Southeast. She will begin her new duties Aug. 1, 2018, and continue through June 30, 2020.
Southeast Missouri State University senior Emilee Palmer of New Madrid, Missouri, plans to illustrate the differences between normal personality traits and abnormal behavior during her presentation on personality disorders at the annual Student Research Conference (SRC) April 18-19 in the University Center Ballroom. Palmer, a psychology major with a minor in social work, says she […]