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Education & Counseling Center

The Education and Counseling Center (ECC) offers training and supervision to DePaul students, alum, and counseling professionals by offering educational and counseling services for community members. 

The ECC has undergone progressive changes to carry out the mission and values of DePaul University. Our services include literacy assessment and remediation, general academic tutoring, professional counseling services, and professional development and supervision of counselors. 

Training Programs
The College of Education supports families through a variety of programing which share a common set of core values centered on enriching DePaul students through clinical experiences. All training services occur on a quarterly basis and vary depending on course offerings. Please inquire for current openings and service offerings.

Academic Tutoring & Homework Help
partner with DePaul pre-service teachers in our academic tutoring services.Tutoring and homework help is available in subject specific areas, such as math, reading and writing, and science. Tutoring across curriculum may also focus on study skills, organization and time management, and strategies for academic success. No formal assessment is needed to participate in academic tutoring. Parents are asked to commit to four weekly sessions at a time. 

Literacy Assessment & Remediation

Literacy assessment and remediation services are provided through the Literacy and Specialized Instruction program. DePaul graduate students, obtaining an endorsement as Reading Specialists, meet with children and teens with identified reading difficulties. Sessions vary in length based on the academic quarter, course offering and student's age. Curriculum-based measures are used to monitor student's progress on a weekly basis. At the end of the session, a written report detailing the instructional interventions used and student's progress is provided. Parents are asked to commit to the entire practicum schedule. Screening or previous evaluation is required to participate remediation services.

Counseling Services: 
Strengthening Resiliency Skills through Solution Focused Counseling
Counseling provides an opportunity for children and adults to talk with  supportive professionals regarding difficulties they may be having. In our counseling program, clients have an opportunity to talk about their strengths, learn new ways to cope with problems and practice new tools or coping more successfully. Below are some examples of what someone can gain from counseling:
  • ​Improved communication and interpersonal skills
  • Greater self-acceptance and self-esteem
  • Ability to change self-defeating behaviors/habits
  • Better expression and management of emotions, including anger
  • Relief from depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions
  • Increased confidence and decision-making skills
  • Ability to manage stress effectively
  • Improved problem=solving and conflict resolution abilities

Supervised by licensed professionals and faculty, DePaul graduate students  provide counseling services through practicum and internship requirements. Clients are asked to commit to a minimum of four sessions and may participate in up to 10 sessions per quarter. Services are provided with support from the Illinois Counseling Association Foundation.

Professional Development Events: 
The ECC provides professional development opportunities for professional counselors and allied health professionals. CEU/CPDU credit  is offered for professional counselors and social workers as well as educators. Content topics vary throughout the year and are offered at an affordable cost. In addition to workshops, consultation and supervision groups for counseling professionals are offered on a regular basis. Reach out to our Director to inquire further or view our current offerings.

Training Facility:
The ECC serves as a training facility for College of Education students. Through the use of the technologically-equipped center, live observation is utilized to assist faculty in providing training and supervision to College of Education students. Faculty utilizes the technology in the center for courses such as counseling skills, group counseling, and multicultural counseling. 

See our Calendar of Events for more.

Martha M. Mason, EdD, LCPC
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Director
Education and Counseling Center
(773) 325-7745
Email: mmason26@depaul.edu ​