Counseling Program Student Support Services

Students have access to a wide array of services to support their success in the program.

Dean of StudentsDean of Students

We are invested in your growth, development, and success! The Dean of Students works in partnership with faculty and staff to create a community of support for students in their academic and professional development. The role of the Dean of Students is to develop relationships to provide individual guidance and support, provide clarity of policies and procedures, share connections to resources, and coordinate services to support concerns and issues.

Faculty AdvisorsFaculty Advisors

Faculty advisors serve as mentors and guides. They provide professional development feedback, connect you to resources, and help you troubleshoot obstacles and concerns. Additionally, advisors serve as a bridge to professional practice, helping you build your professional network and transition to the role of provider.

Student MentorsStudent Mentors

Student mentors share their personal experience to help you thrive in graduate school. Mentors are available for brief or longer-term informal support. They also organize social events, workshops, and affinity groups.

Affinity GroupsAffinity Groups

Affinity groups are organized by student mentors to support community belonging and skill-building. If you would like to start your own affinity group, email Dr. Stevenson with the following information: Name of group, scheduled meetings, contact information, who is invited to attend, and a short description of your group and its aims.

DEI OfficeOffice of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The DEI office works to support a culture of belonging through individual student support, group support, consultation, trainings, and strategic planning. The office includes DEI Director Dr. Stevenson, Fellowship Supervisor Professor Thakore-Dunlap, and four students.

International Student SupportInternational Student Support

Contact Virginia Morgan for answers to F-1 Visa questions and individual support.

Office of Accessible EducationOffice of Accessible Education

The mission of the Office of Accessible Education is to ensure that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at the Wright Institute. Click here to view the Accessibility Resources section of the Counseling Program Student Handbook. Email the Office of Accessible Education for assistance.

Stuart LeeField Placement Office

The Field Placement Office is available to assist you in all aspects of your clinical fieldwork experience. In addition, they help you plan your next steps toward post-degree associateship and licensure. Please contact Stuart Lee for questions about agencies and supervisors, and Sam Hyder for help with BBS and Wright Institute forms and associate opportunities. Here is the Field Placement Handbook for more information.

Tuition & Financial AidTuition & Financial Aid

For questions about tuition, contact For questions about financial aid and federal work study, contact


Our collection includes books, ebooks, dissertations, videos, and access to over 1,100 full-text electronic journals. For help with research projects, literature reviews, or access to the collection, contact our librarians.

Tech SupportThe Wright Institute Tech Support Team

Contact the WI Tech Support Team for help with the WI Portal, G Suite, Google Classroom, Zoom, computer problems, or any other technical issue you're experiencing. You can also contact us about enrollment, name changes, transcripts, diplomas, licensing certification letters, and FERPA. We are experts with tons of experience and will provide timely, professional service. Email the Tech Support Team or call/text 510-592-8566.

The Wright Institute Continuing Education ProgramThe Wright Institute Continuing Education Program

CE Administrator: Julie Thiesen
CE Director: Dr. Gilbert Newman

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Opportunities for Student InvolvementOpportunities for Student Involvement

You may consider additional opportunities outside the classroom to deepen your involvement with the Wright Institute community as you launch your career in the behavioral health field. Students may serve in leadership roles with the Executive Committee, Diversity Committee, or DEI Fellowship, or as a student mentor. You can also engage with the community through faculty forum events, student-led groups, and affinity groups. A handful of teaching assistant (TA) positions and work study positions are also available each year.