Department Chair & Holistic Nancy Gordon, Ed.D.
Graduate Programs Director (401) 341-3290
Rehabilitation Counseling Judith Drew, Ph.D., CRC
Program Director (401) 341-3189
Holistic Counseling Amanda Minor, Ph.D.
Internship Coordinator (401) 341-4781
Expressive Arts Christopher Carbone, M.A., RDT
Program Coordinator (401) 341-3122
Holistic Programs Coordinator Julie Williams Davis, M.A., CAGS
and Student Advisor (401) 341-3189
The Department of Counseling, Leadership and Expressive Arts programs form a unique cluster of interdisciplinary graduate programs, that include Holistic Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Holistic Counseling, Holistic Leadership, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling and Mental Health, and the Application of the Expressive & Creative Arts, as well as several allied certificate programs. The department provides a firm foundation in counselor education, professional leadership, holistic studies, and the expressive and creative arts. Each provides career path options designed to meet program goals and student needs.
In keeping with the University’s mission, our programs prepare students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful by expanding knowledge and understanding in their chosen field.
In alignment with the Salve Regina mission and vision and our department philosophy, we welcome students from diverse personal and professional backgrounds. Our courses provide a strong base for understanding and respecting the diverse views and cultures within professional environments and the client populations we serve. As a demonstration of our mission and vision, our graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings including clinical mental health, clinical rehabilitation counseling, community rehabilitation programs, correctional facilities, education, health care, leadership roles, military, substance abuse programs, and other allied professional opportunities.
Classes are offered at our Newport campus, Warwick campus, and on-line.
As licensing requirements change, program requirements may be updated.
Overview of the Department Programs:
Counselor Education M.A.
The department currently offers four Masters-level Counselor Education Programs. There are two holistic counseling programs. One is a 48 credit MA in Holistic Counseling. The other is a 60 credit Holistic Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. There are two rehabilitation counseling programs. One is a 48 credit program in Rehabilitation Counseling. The second is a 60 credit program in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling.
The Department offers a 36 credit Master of Arts Program in Holistic Leadership. This integrative leadership program prepares students to identify personal leadership potentials, apply state of the art material to current and future career opportunities, and contribute to social, organizational and global change.
Expressive and Creative Arts
Our program provides experiential training in Expressive Arts therapies and facilitation, integrating the transformative power of the arts into the helping professions. With a multimodal approach to the arts, this experiential training program can be utilized for a variety of professional settings.
Program and Course Listings
ProgramsMaster of ArtsCertificate of Graduate StudiesCertificate of Advanced Graduate StudiesOther Programs
CoursesHolistic CounselingHolistic LeadershipRehabilitation Counseling