The School of Behavioral Health and Human Services offers internships and service learning projects that benefit our local community. For example, counseling students have provided play therapy to children impacted by various forms of trauma and change, counseled troubled teens, and advocated for homeless families. HSML students are positioned to earn credentials and certifications that prepare them to enter the workforce with leadership skills in such areas as volunteer management, budgeting and fundraising, substance abuse treatment and case management. Students develop connections to local networks and create a pipeline of other dedicated professionals. CDFS students consult with local child care agencies to help them become accredited.
The University of North Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral Health and Human Services promotes human development through education, research, and service in the profession of counseling and human services.
Through education, the department prepares highly competent, counseling, human service, child development, and family studies professionals to work in culturally diverse agencies, schools, and communities. Through research, the department creates, applies, and disseminates innovative knowledge to improve children, adolescents, adults, seniors, agencies, schools, and communities. Through service, the department provides leadership in professional and community organizations, training to professionals, and services to individuals, schools, and agencies in our diverse community.
The vision of the School of Behavioral Health and Human Services is to be renown for developing highly skilled and multiculturally competent counselors, human service, child development, and family studies professionals who successfully promote growth and wellness of children, adults, families, schools, agencies, and communities locally and worldwide.