Vision and Mission





Taking a pioneering role in generation of interdisciplinary scientific knowledge in the field of guidance and psychological counseling; reflective transformation of theory and research into ethical professional practice supportive of development and well-being of individuals; and promotion of change towards social justice and peace, respectful of all beings.


Within the scientist-practitioner framework, 


  1. Developing foreign language competency at a level that allows following scientific, technological, and artistic developments at national and international levels; becoming knowledgeable about the country's language, culture and history.
  2. Investing in contributing to individuals’ quality of life and welfare of communities; viewing mental health as an inseparable part of health and wellness. 
  3. Committing oneself to continuous self and professional development as a counselor; building a professional identity with an integrity and ethical stance.
  4. Modeling accessible and supportive learning environments where diversity is valued and individuals are encouraged to be critical, creative, technologically skillful, and insightful independent learners who take initiative for responsible action.
  5. Being committed to the advancement of the counseling profession, providing leadership through collaboration, consultation, and research; building local and global professional environments where academic knowledge and professional experiences are shared and expanded. 
  6. Assessing developmental and diverse needs of individuals, couples, families, groups, and educational or wider communities.
  7. Recognizing and responding to the changing needs of the clientele in effective ways, adapting to changing methods and techniques of the services, promoting resources and supportive networks, and acting as a social change agent towards establishment of resilient communities.
  8. Generating and disseminating research, applying research findings to improve accountable services towards meeting client needs.
    1. Adapting the ecological systems and social justice orientations; building multicultural competencies to advocate for individuals and groups who are disadvantaged in the society; promoting inclusive social policies.