Mission & Vision

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The Global Institute for Student Counseling and Mental Health is a leader in training student counselors, advisors and other mental health professionals in the skills and knowledge needed to create and deliver high-quality, culturally-informed counseling practices. 

A Global Need

Student mental health problems worldwide have dramatically increased in both numbers and severity in the past 10 years.  This trend has been called a crisis for U.S. college campuses, and similar trends have been documented globally. The Global Institute's mission is to bring people together from around the world to share innovative ideas, and create culturally-informed best practices within the field of counseling. The goal is to try and combat this growing acuity of mental health challenges that we see among college students today.  

Mission to Public Welfare

The University of California, Berkeley is one of the world’s premier public universities, and has a long-standing mission of contributing to the public welfare, both within the United States and internationally. The Global Institute aims to contribute to this mission by developing international and domestic collaborations and training programs, focused on helping counseling professionals develop better informed counseling and advising skills.