Advising and Support
While rigorous and challenging, the atmosphere for the PB-PMHPP students at Duquesne University is supportive and positive. This small and selective program, with enrollment varying annually between 10-25 students, this program provides all PB-PMHPP students with individualized advisement, personalized curricula, counseling, and support. The PB-PMHPP advisors will assist the students in identifying strengths and weaknesses in their professional preparation and experiences and provide guidance to help the students identify and secure appropriate opportunities to improve their professional portfolios. PB-PMHPP students are expected to be actively engaged in their own development and preparation, and it is the responsibility of the students to identify professional schools they hope to apply to and become knowledgeable of the unique requirements of those schools. This information should be shared with the PB-PMHPP advisors so that they may better assist the students in their preparations. Only students enrolled in the Certificate Options will receive enhanced advisement and support including, but not limited to professional school application preparation and submission, and if students meet eligibility requirements, a Duquesne University endorsement/committee letter. Non-Certificate Option students will be assisted with the application submission process, but will not be eligible for application preparation assistance nor Duquesne University endorsement/committee letter.