Welcome to the inaugural episode of our reboot of Saybrook Insights!
If you're considering a career in mental health, this inaugural episode of Saybrook Insights features an expansive discussion with our Counseling program's department chair. You'll learn what goes into getting the degree along with a host of other insights from our guest, Dr. Jennifer Preston. To learn more go to https://www.saybrook.edu/areas-of-study/counseling/
America is experiencing a mental health crisis of epic proportions. Exacerbating this is the issue of supply and demand: there are many people in need of mental health services and not enough therapists providing services. No matter where one turns, we see the symptoms of unchecked mental health: increasing rates of suicidal ideation and suicide, depression, homelessness, drug abuse, and more. If ever there was a time in which we needed therapists of all types - social workers, psychologists, and counselors - today is that day!
Enter Dr. Jennifer Preston, Department Chair for the Saybrook University Counseling program. In just a few years since the program's beginning, enrollment has grown exponentially, they have added a Ph.D. program to support the faculty pipeline, and their graduates are going on to jobs across the United States. Known for its rigor, commitment to humanistic values, and exceptional training, the program continues to see outstanding outcomes in its graduates. No doubt, the Saybrook Counseling program is one essential element in addressing the mental health crisis.