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ISU Department of Counseling

The principle mission of the Department of Counseling is to prepare quality counselors for various settings in Idaho and the nation. More specifically, we seek to prepare quality School Counselors for public schools in K-12 settings, Marriage, Couple and Family Counselors and Clinical Mental Health Counselors for community agencies and other mental health settings, and Student Affairs Counselors for working in college settings such as advising, residence halls, and career centers.

We prepare doctoral level counselor educators and supervisors to serve as faculty members in counselor education programs, counselor supervisors in various settings, doctoral level counselors, leaders in higher education and counseling organizations, and scholars.

Community Mental Health Resources

2-1-1 Idaho CareLine: a free statewide community Information and Referral service, is a program of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Our comprehensive database includes programs that offer free or low cost health and human services or social services, such as rental assistance, energy assistance, medical assistance, food and clothing, child care resources, emergency shelter, and more.  

  • 211

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: This hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, resource referrals, linkages to local services, and follow-up for all Idahoans, including those at risk for suicide and their families and loved ones.

  • 1-800-272-825

South East Idaho Behavioral Crisis Center:  The South East Idaho Behavioral Crisis Center is an adult 24 hour crisis center designed to assess, support, and refer individuals enduring a mental health and/or substance use related crisis.  Services are available via walk-ins or referrals through family, friends, mental health agencies, medical clinics, or law enforcement 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

  • 208-909-5177

Behavioral Health Crisis Center of East Idaho:  Program geared toward adults (18+) who need support for their mental health challenges and/or substance abuse issues.  The clinic is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  We provide:  Integrated strengths-based mental health and substance abuse assessments; 24-hour stabilization services; Case management assistance and referral and connection to appropriate community services.

  • 208-522-0727

State Hospital South:  State Hospital South in Blackfoot provides psychiatric inpatient treatment and skilled nursing care for Idaho’s adult and adolescent citizens with the most serious and persistent mental illnesses. The hospital works in partnership with families and communities to enable clients to return to community living. The facility is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and is certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. State Hospital South includes 90 psychiatric adult beds, 29 skilled nursing beds, and 16 beds for adolescents. It also maintains a statewide program to restore competency of criminal justice patients.

  • (208) 785-8401