19 Jul WisBusiness: Marquette to receive $1 million to train mental health counselors
— Marquette University’s College of Education is receiving nearly $1 million in federal funding to train clinical mental health counselors.
The funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are expanding the university’s clinical counseling program specializing in child and adolescent mental health. The award is meant to expand the pool of behavioral health workers.
Dr. Lee Za Ong, assistant professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, points to a “particular area of need” for counselors that can treat children and adolescents.
“Through this program, we will increase the number of behavioral health providers with that focus, and who reflect the demographics of the recipients of behavioral health services in the community,” she said.