How to Become a Counselor in Rhode Island
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The Family Institute at Northwestern University
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Master of Education in School Counseling
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Counselor Education in Rhode Island
- Helping relationships and counseling theory – Nine Credits
- Human growth and development – Three Credits
- Social and cultural foundations: – Three Credits
- Group Counseling – Three Credits
- Lifestyle and career development – Three Credits
- Appraisal – Three Credits
- Research and program evaluation – Three Credits
- Professional orientation – Three Credits
- Electives: (Courses may reflect a specialization area, or add knowledge and skills in interdisciplinary studies)
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Average Counselor Salary in Rhode Island
Rhode Island Counseling Scholarships
- Type: Scholarships
- Amount: $2,500 to $5,000
- Description: American Addiction Centers offers three scholarships providing financial assistance to full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate school students pursuing careers in behavior health and addiction-related studies, including counseling.
- Type: Loan Repayments
- Amount: Between $30,000 and $50,000
- Description: Rhode Island LCMHCs are eligible to apply for loan repayment assistance in exchange for working in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) at a site approved by the National Health Service Corps. Funding is tied to HPSA score and is in exchange for two years of full-time service. A half-time service commitment option is also available.
- Type: Scholarships
- Amount: To be Decided
- Description: The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides funds to schools, which in turn offer scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are studying professional counseling (amongst other health professions).