October 2, 2012

Health Notes: Oct. 2, 2012

College offering certificate in counseling

PLATTSBURGH — SUNY Plattsburgh is offering a new certificate of advanced study in clinical mental-health counseling.

The program is a 24-credit-hour program that prepares students for work in a range of positions calling for counseling expertise in private and public agencies.

“It’s meant for people who have a counseling-related degree but not a mental-health counseling degree,” Marguerite Adelman, director of graduate admissions, said in a news release. “For instance, a counselor may have a master’s in school counseling or substance-abuse counseling. This gives them the chance to be eligible for licensure as a clinical mental-health counselor in New York state.”

SUNY Plattsburgh students already in the master’s programs in student affairs or school counseling can add on the mental-health counseling certificate program, Adelman said.

Additionally, students in this 24-credit-hour program are eligible for financial aid, she said.

The program is available for students at either SUNY Plattsburgh’s main campus or the branch campus in Queensbury. For more information, contact Adelman at 564-4723 or visit

Community wellness lecture at NCCC

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College is hosting a community wellness lecture from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at S-19 Petty Lecture Hall on the Saranac Lake campus.

Visiting from Germany, massage therapist, adventurer and author German M. Schelinkofer and his wife, Sissi, will present “Walking the 48th Parallel & Kneipp Hydrotherapy for Lifelong Wellness.” Topics will include German’s quest to walk the 48th latitudinal parallel around the world and an introduction of Kneipp Hydrotherapy water cure practices for body and soul. With abundant natural water bodies, the couple find the Adirondacks to be an ideal place to practice the art.

The program is sponsored by NCCC’s Massage Therapy and Wilderness Recreation Leadership departments.

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