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  Feb 18, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Counseling and Higher Education

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Main Office
Welch Complex 2

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #310829
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax: 940-565-2905

Web site:

Janice Holden, Chair



The Department of Counseling and Higher Education provides programs designed to prepare professionals for leadership positions in community services, preschools, schools, colleges, universities and the public sector.

Consortium for Animal Assisted Therapy trains professionals and volunteers to work with their pets to facilitate the development of students with pet-assisted educational programs and to enhance the emotional well-being of persons of all ages through positive human-animal interactions.

The Higher Education Development Initiative was established in 1972 with foci to provide professional development activities to graduate students and to disseminate research findings through books, journals and monographs. The center expanded its goals to include support of the UNT Law Conference and comparative international studies.

The Center for Play Therapy exists to facilitate the unique development and emotional growth of children through the process of play therapy. The center carries out this commitment by providing graduate courses in play therapy, a play therapy summer institute, an annual play therapy conference, research, scholarships, a directory of play therapy training in the United States and Canada, a bibliography of play therapy literature, an international clearinghouse for play therapy literature, play therapy for children and training for parents.

The Counseling and Human Development Center (CHDC) and The Child and Family Resource Clinic (CFRC) are instructional facilities in which master’s and doctoral-level counselors-in-training provide counseling under faculty supervision. These clinics serve individuals of all ages, couples, families and groups. Fees are based on a sliding scale, making counseling affordable to a segment of the population that otherwise might not have access to mental health services.


Advising Office
Welch Complex 2

Higher Education

Advising Office
Sycamore Hall, Room 288-E




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