What do you believe is the most valuable element of your program? The Graduate Programs in Counseling at SNU is designed to be a more than just a program that prepares students for a vocation in the field of counseling. Our belief at SNU is that character and personal development matter in terms of how counselors create space for change and healing in the lives of people who need a new path in life. As such, our program is designed around a curriculum that does much more than present techniques and information to be consumed by students. Instead, our curriculum is designed to be a process of personal growth that increases self-awareness, develops personal and social insight, and offers an overall transformational process that allows our students to become people who can truly listen to the stories of others, value others and their differences, and intentionally provide a clearing for those others to explore, play, and create new possibilities for the future.