2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Professional Counseling Specialization 60 credits

This program is designed for individuals who wish to practice professional counseling in the community. This program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor in Massachusetts and many other states.

  • This program is offered in Cambridge and at off-campus sites in Massachusetts.
  • This program can be completed in three academic years of full-time study on campus or approximately four years of part-time study on campus and at Massachusetts off-campus sites.
  • 700 hours of field experience are required.

Program of Study

Required Core Courses

GCOUN 6007Psychopathology

3

or

GCOUN 6102Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

3

GCOUN 6015Group Dynamics for Counselors and Consultants

3

GCOUN 6026Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan

3

GCOUN 6027Clinical Skills and the Counseling Process

3

GCOUN 6029Vocational Development and Career Counseling

3

GCOUN 6030Psychology of Culture and Identity: Power, Privilege and Oppression

3

GCOUN 6101Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

3

GCOUN 6200Orientation to Professional Counseling and Psychology

2

GCOUN 6201Issues and Standards in Professional Counseling

3

 

GCOUN 6202Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

3

or

GCOUN 6300Theories of Holistic Counseling and Psychotherapy I

3

and

GCOUN 6301Theories of Holistic Counseling and Psychotherapy II

3

 

GCOUN 6205Assessments for Counseling and Psychology: Adults

3

or

GCOUN 6255Assessments for Counseling and Psychology: Children and Adolescents

3

 

GCOUN 6211Professional Integrative Seminar

1

GCOUN 7100Biological Bases of Behavior

3

GPSYC 6301: satisfies 3 credits of elective

Field Experience Courses

GCOUN 7710Clinical Practice and Supervision I: Clinical Setting

3

GCOUN 7711Clinical Practice and Supervision II: Clinical Setting

3

Electives*** (18 credits)

Students select electives in consultation with their faculty advisor

*** For students enrolled at off-campus learning sites in Massachusetts, the elective sequence will expose them to interventions with children, adolescents, and families; time-effective approaches to psychotherapy; and treatment of substance abuse.