Mental Health Counseling Training Facilities
One of the exciting features of the Mental Health Counseling Program at St. John Fisher College that aids in the development of effective counselors is our training facilities. We utilize one-way mirrors, video cameras, video monitors, and live observation in a 6-room training lab to assist students in developing basic counseling skills. The lab includes rooms for individual counseling sessions, working with couples or groups, and even a play therapy room for working with children. Each room replicates the environment of an actual counseling or play therapy session. Students are able to practice their skills and review tapes or DVDs of their counseling sessions regularly throughout their enrollment in the program. When students begin field work, they have already had the opportunity to fully prepare for work with clients in the community because they have been practicing "live" sessions with classmates and volunteer clients.