Department of Counseling and Human Services

In the CHS Department, you can earn a:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Services with a concentration in one of the following:
    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • School Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling
  • Licensure Patch
  • Minor in Counseling and Human Services

2024 Spring Symposium

Counseling & The Arts!
8am-12:15pm EST / Free! Space is limited!

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Distinguished Keynote Address: Dr. Julie Jaffee Nagel, Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Author, Juilliard Trained Pianist and Professional Musician

Distinguished Welcoming Address: Dr. Jill Pearon, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, IUSB

Distinguished Community Spotlight: Ms. Nicole Williams, Berklee Trained Professional Musician, Music Educator; Owner, Rhythm to You Drumming

Distinguished Alumni Spotlight: Mr. David Labrum, M.S., Professional Artist, Art & Bereavement Counselor, The Center for Hospice Care

Distinguished Alumni Spotlight: Ms. Emily Chidalek, M.S., Counselor, Actor, Costume Designer, Stage Manager, South Bend Lyric Opera

Distinguished Community Spotlight: Dr. Nieves A. Esquivel, Psychologist, Art and Dance-Movement Therapy

For More information contact Dr. Kurt Hanus at or (574)520-4617

IU South Bend graduate counseling student receives Elkhart Education Foundation’s Extra-Curricular Grant

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Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling

Are you interested in pursuing a career as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC)? Learn more about our Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling! Bachelor’s degree required.

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Annual Counseling and Human Services Conference

Students can participate in the Annual Counseling and Human Services Conference, which features a luncheon, nationally known speakers, and discussion sessions. In addition, the annual networking session provides an opportunity for students to meet potential employers, gather information about local mental health service providers, and explore practicum and internship possibilities.


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Counselors make a difference!

For more information, please contact the Education Advising Office at or call 574-520-4845.