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Welcome to the Department of Counseling and Human Development

I believe you will find many excellent programs, enthusiastic students and a committed faculty and staff. We are one of the few public university departments in South Dakota that delivers programs at the main campus in Brookings, at the University Centers in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, and online. In addition to our programs, we have a number of field specialists across the state who provide another level of teaching and training to the citizens of South Dakota. 

Even though our department is fairly new in terms of years, you will recognize a number of faculty who have been teaching, researching and serving South Dakota State University for quite some time. We are fortunate to have such a talented group, many of whom are well known leaders in the state, region and nation in their specialized field of study.  

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our programs, research or service. 

Jay Trenhaile, Ed.D.
Professor/Department Head CHD

Watch the video below to learn more about the CHD program.

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On Resilience with Anne Lamott

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Jun 23

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Group Counseling Sessions

Bogenrief awarded NBCC Foundation military scholarship

South Dakota State University graduate student Jordan Bogenrief ’18 has been awarded an $8,000 NBCC Foundation military scholarship.

SDSU Extension to expand opioid education program

Strengthening the Heartland, an SDSU Extension program that provides free seminars to increase awareness and knowledge about opioids among youth and adults in rural South Dakota, will be expanding its programming.

SDSU Extension to assess farm-ranch stress statewide

SDSU Extension faculty will conduct a statewide comprehensive needs assessment to find more ways to help agricultural producers deal with stress through a new U.S. Department of Agriculture program.