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Learn more about the Latino Mental Health Concentration


  • Unique opportunity for students who are interested in working with individuals from Latino cultures
  • Intensive immersion in Spanish language and Hispanic cultures
  • Complete the MSPP core curriculum in their individual program
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Counseling Psychology

Currently Accepting Applications on a Space Available Basis for Fall 2014!

Mental Health Counselors provide invaluable services to individuals, groups, families, and systems. Employment of mental health counselors is expected to grow by 30 percent, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Mental health counselors will be needed to staff statewide networks that are being established to improve services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and for their families. Graduates of this program will have fulfilled all educational requirements to qualify for licensure in the state of Massachusetts as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Learn more about the MSPP Counseling Psychology department by clicking a program below.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology


This program prepares graduates to function as mental health counselors after two years of full-time study or three years of part-time study. In addition to the standard coursework, there are opportunities to pursue concentrated elective coursework to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to working in particular settings or with specific populations. Although the primary goal is to prepare master’s level clinicians, this program will also provide students with some of the necessary foundations for pursuing further graduate study.

Highlights of the Counseling Psychology M.A. Program:

  • Integrated academic program with intensive supervised clinical practice beginning in the first semester of training for full-time students
  • Graduates of this program will have fulfilled all educational requirements to qualify for licensure in the state of Massachusetts as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Concentrations available in Latino Mental Health and Military & Veterans Psychology
  • On campus with some blended courses available

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology & Global Mental Health Program


MSPP presents the Global Mental Health Program within Counseling Psychology. Focused on dealing with multi-cultural issues, this program prepares students to offer mental health assessment and treatment to international patients facing issues such as experiencing cruelty in war-torn countries.

Highlights of the Global Mental Health M.A. Program:

  • 60-credit, 2-year (including summer) full-time program, 3 year part-time option available
  • Prepares students for careers in health and mental health clinics, non-governmental humanitarian organizations, and in US government and UN
  • Taught by experienced practitioner faculty who have worked with distressed communities and individuals in the US and globally
  • Concentrations available in Latino Mental Health and Military & Veterans Psychology
  • On campus

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts


The program in Counseling Psychology & Expressive Arts Therapy is specifically designed to prepare the next generation of mental health professionals in the therapeutic use of expressive arts processes for personal, family and community transformation. It unites the arts and counseling psychology.

Highlights of the Expressive Arts Therapy M.A. Program:

  • Full-time or part-time program options
  • Meets the educational standards for the International Expressive Art Therapy Association for becoming a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT)
  • Students will learn the history, ethics and practice of expressive arts therapy, integrated with the core curriculum of the counseling psychology requirements, which focuses on resilience and the integration of diversity, difference and inclusion
  • Concentrations available in Latino Mental Health and Military & Veterans Psychology
  • On campus

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology & Couples and Family Therapy Program


MSPP offers a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology & Couples and Family Therapy. Graduates from this program will be well prepared with a strong foundation to provide therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families, as well as to agencies and communities. One of the distinctive characteristics of our curriculum is that it focuses on and integrates multiculturalism, race, ethnicity, religion, physical and mental abilities and differences, class, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity. Graduates will be culturally aware and sensitive therapists and counselors.

Highlights of the Couples & Family Therapy M.A. Program:

  • Full-time or part-time program options
  • Strong skills in working with a wide range of clinical and multicultural populations and systems
  • Dual track makes graduates highly competitive for employment
    • Eligible to sit for licensure for both Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Massachusetts
  • Concentrations available in Latino Mental Health and Military & Veterans Psychology
  • On campus

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology & Primary Care Program


MSPP presents the Primary Care Program within Counseling Psychology. This specialization focuses on preparing students to work in patient-centered, community health environments in both the public and private health sector. Students will be prepared to become a key part of a medical team, conducting brief assessments, consulting with colleagues from other healthcare disciplines and treating patients and families in both brief and extended models of care.

Highlights of the Primary Care M.A. Program:

  • Developed in response to the new federal model for health care delivery and supported by organized medicine
  • 60-credit program – completed full time by attending two academic years (including summers); part-time options are available
  • Integrated academic program with intensive supervised clinical practice beginning in the first semester of training for full-time students (part-time students start clinical practice in year 2)
  • Concentrations available in Latino Mental Health and Military & Veterans Psychology
  • On campus

Master of Arts in Forensic & Counseling Psychology


MSPP presents the Forensic & Counseling Psychology program. This program focuses on specifically training professionals to provide mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment services to individuals involved with the criminal justice system. Students will be introduced to the legal system to understand psychology’s role in rehabilitating patients within the judicial, correctional, clinical, administrative and education systems.

Highlights of the Forensic & Counseling Psychology M.A. Program:

  • 60-credit program – completed in 2 years full time; part-time options are available
  • The practicum experience is in a general counseling setting, and the internship experience is in a correctional setting or a placement that serves individuals involved with the criminal justice system
  • Prepares clinicians to assess, treat, consult and apply counseling psychology in forensic settings
  • Concentrations available in Latino Mental Health and Military & Veterans Psychology
  • On campus and blended options available



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