2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

Graduate Certificate for Professional Development in Counseling and Psychology

Program Overview

This program offers the opportunity for post-Master's professional counselors and other post-Master's practitioners-clinical social workers, school psychologists, pastoral counselors-to create an individualized program of study to pursue learning in content areas that would enhance and expand their professional expertise. It will provide the opportunity to retool and learn about how to work with specific client populations associated with contemporary mental health or adjustment problems that are addressed by courses in the curriculum.

In addition, this certificate would enable those holding a 48-credit Master's degree in counseling or a related field to complete the educational requirements in Massachusetts for eligibility for licensure as a mental health counselor.

Candidates must have a Master's degree in counseling or a related field to apply to this program.

Program of Study

Students admitted into this certificate program, in consultation with their assigned faculty advisor, will develop an individualized program of study, drawing on the curricular offerings of the division. The nature of the course selection will be based on the student's learning goals and professional development needs.

Prerequisite course requirements must be met for eligibility to register for certain courses. Students in the certificate program are not eligible to take some of the courses that are limited to degree candidates.

Program Overview

This program offers the opportunity for post-Master's professional counselors and other post-Master's practitioners-clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists-to develop expertise in psychosocial trauma work. The curriculum includes an overview of trauma theory and practice, as well as focus on specific client populations and topics.