Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in Community Mental Health (MA) Program
The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is pleased to announce a new Master’s degree program in Counseling Psychology and Community Mental Health. This program is specifically designed for current B.A. level mental health workers employed at community mental health agencies. The program offers instruction through a blend of online instruction, seminars offered at the worksite and one residential weekend per month on the MSPP campus. This innovative program allows students to remain as full time employees while they pursue graduate training leading to eligibility as licensed mental health counselors.
MSPP is eager to contribute to the workforce development of the next generation of well trained mental health professionals who want to make a real difference in front line non-profit and government agencies delivering primary mental health care in the community.
This three year, 60-credit program, allows the student to use their current job as their practicum and internship site. They can consequently continue to work full time. The program is offered as a blended program with some online coursework, one weekend in residence per month at MSPP, and one or possibly two seminars offered at the job site at times agreed upon by the non-profit agency.
MSPP believes that the best learning comes from integrating classroom knowledge with hands-on experience. The curriculum provides for an understanding of theory, training, and practice of counseling psychology and community mental health. We emphasize the development of professionals who are committed to the ethical provisions of quality services to culturally diverse clients, agencies, and organizations.