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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
|Tuition||Credits for graduation||Time to Complete|
Academic Year 2017-2018
|60 credit hours/Licensure Track; 48 credits/Academic Track||2-3 years|
Mental Health Counselors are highly trained healthcare professionals who focus on treating individuals with a variety of emotional, social and behavioral issues. As a student of this program you will gain the skills needed to become an effective practitioner, prepared to meet the increasing demand for qualified Mental Health Counselors to serve in hospitals, social service agencies, mental health centers, and private companies.
This program is offered in two convenient formats:
- On-campus MA in Counseling Psychology
- Online MA in Counseling
The Regis MA in Counseling Program adheres to the scientist-practitioner-advocate training model (Fassinger & O’Brien, 2000) in preparing you for employment in academic, research, and/or service delivery settings.
The Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals has established the minimum requirements for coursework and fieldwork needed for a student to earn a graduate degree and be eligible for licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
- Provides 60 credit hours of graduate level instruction, 18 hours of elective course work and 42 hours in the following content areas (per 262 C.M.R. 2.05(2)(d)) specified here.
- Prepare to sit for the exam for licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
For those who do not plan to pursue licensure or plan to enter doctoral study after completing the Master's degree.
- Learn to access, critically evaluate, and utilize available research and theory to inform your own research as you pursue doctoral level education.
- Prepare for employment in academic, research, and/or service delivery settings
The curriculum provides rigorous scholarship both inside the classroom and in practicum settings, focused on critical theories, research and applications of psychology with an emphasis on the social, political, economic, and cultural contexts of practice
- Counseling Techniques, Treatment and Modalities
- Lifespan Development
- Appraisal/Assessment/Crisis Intervention
Exclusive First Year Practicum Training Semester at Veterans Administration Hospital
Regis’ Masters in Counseling Graduate Students can apply for a training appointment at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital in Bedford, MA under the supervision of Kevin T. Henze, PhD, CPRP. During the practicum semester Regis students who receive appointments at the ENRM VA participate in group and individual clinical interactions with Veterans enrolled in Bedford VA’s residential dual-diagnosis treatment program.
The MA in Counseling is designed for those who hold a bachelor’s degree in a related study (psychology, sociology, social work).
- A grade of B- or better in all prerequisites
- Completed application form and transcripts
- Personal statement; Resume; Two letters of Recommendation
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- GRE score (may be waived by earning a grade of “B” or higher in two program courses as a non-matriculated student at Regis)
- Interview with the Program Director
Graduate Program Director
Shelby Ortega, PhD
St. Joseph Hall 219