The CCP Program consists of a three semester sequence:
- The first semester (spring) begins with PSYCH 496 (four credit hours). In this class, students will develop basic helping and facilitation skills, public speaking, and cultural competence along with other professional development to prepare to provide outreach and prevention services.
- The second semester (fall of the subsequent year), continues with PSYCH 340 (four credit hours), where CCPs will apply what they learned in the first course. Under the supervision of Counseling Center staff, they participate in a variety of service related activities. These activities include:
- Providing workshops on topics related to student life including academics, relationships, stress management, and mental health.
- Facilitating discussion groups focusing on important social or mental health issues.
- Engaging in and leading various outreach and prevention initiatives through the Counseling Center.
- In the third semester, they continue to build upon projects and activities from the previous semester as well as undertake new ones.
* CCP Program Courses may be held in-person or online based upon the course and scope of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beyond the third semester:
Students who complete the program and still have a year of undergrad left can apply to be a Paid CCP for a fourth and fifth semester. These CCPs continue to develop their helping skills and will continue to provide outreach and prevention services for the Counseling Center as well as gain leadership opportunities within the CCP Program.
Our recruitment process for each class happens in the FALL semester only. Application materials will be available on this website or in Room 110 of the Student Services Building.
Candidate Agreement form for Paraprofessional Program applicants: