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Graduate Counseling Program

Current Students

Welcome to the Graduate Studies in Counseling program and this lively community of scholar practitioners. The faculty and staff at Rollins are committed to helping you make this a positive educational and personal growth experience and wish you well as you prepare for what we hope will be a successful and satisfying career as a professional counselor.

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Learn more about your fellow students, faculty, and alumni in the latest edition of GSC Today.

GSC Today

Learn more about your fellow students, faculty, and alumni in the latest edition of GSC Today.

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Professional Associations

Professional Credentialing

National Board for Certified Counselors
Because Rollins’ graduate program is CACREP-accredited, students have the benefit of being eligible to take the NCE upon graduation. This enables graduates to immediately receive the credential as a National Certified Counselors (NCC). Information about taking the exam and about this certification can be found at

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
This Florida Board was legislatively established to ensure that every clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, and mental health counselor practicing in this state meet minimum requirements for safe practice. The Board, commonly referred to as the “491 Board" is responsible for licensing, monitoring, disciplining and educating clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors to assure competency and safety to practice in Florida.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
CACREP accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world. CACREP accreditation enhances a program’s reputation, stimulates self-review and self- directed improvement, and demonstrates a graduate program's commitment to meeting the highest academic standards. The Rollins program was the first in the State of Florida to receive CACREP accreditation (1994), and has successfully renewed accredited status ever since. The program was last accredited in 2007 by CACREP as a Mental Health Counseling program.

Local Associations

Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida* (MHCCF)
Meets the third Friday of each month at 9 a.m. at All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL. There are opportunities for networking and learning from short programs.
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Central Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CFAMFT)
Meets the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1600 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park. Networking and one hour topic programs. Membership and attendance is required for students enrolled in the Certificate Program in Family and Relationship Therapy.
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State-Level Professional Associations

Florida Counseling Association (FCA)
The Florida Counseling Association is a division of the American Counseling Association. Their student membership dues are $15 and they hold an annual state conference.
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Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA)
Among the purposes of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association are to promote the profession of mental health counseling; provide a system for the exchange of professional information among mental health counselors through newsletters, journals or other scientific, educational and /or professional materials; and provide professional development programs for mental health counselors to update and enhance clinical competencies.
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Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (FAMFT)
FAMFT is a strong state chapter of the national association listed below. They hold an annual state conference and regional professional development workshops.
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National-Level Professional Associations

American Counseling Association (ACA)
All students are encouraged to join at the student rate. Membership brings several important publications, reduced rates at national conferences, and other important professional benefits. ACA has many divisions (see list above). Each division can be joined in addition to ACA, and each has its own journal.
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American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
AAMFT's purpose is to promote and advance the common professional interests of Marriage and Family Therapists. Members believe that relationships are foundational to the health and well-being of individuals, all forms of the family, and communities.
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American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA)
AMCHA specifically addresses the issues pertinent to the profession of mental health counseling through licensing, advocacy, education and professional development. AMHCA is the only organization working exclusively for the mental health counseling profession.
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