William James College
William James College
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Global Mental Health On Campus Program
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02132
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Global Mental HealthOn Campus Program
The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Global Mental Health is an innovative two years plus, 60-credit program in which students complete two summers and two academic years. It focuses on what is universal in helping individuals, families and communities in distress. How does a mental health professional work with an immigrant from a war torn country who has experienced the horrors of civil war or the brutality of ethnic oppression or terrorism? In addition, the program trains students to be competent and prepared to offer effective and attuned mental health services in international settings. Students will be trained in mental health assessment, treatment planning and intervention, but will then be invited to consider large systems and international issues of public health, economic disparity, heath care access and other pressing issues that impact successful intervention. Graduates will qualify to pursue licensure as Licensed Mental Health Professionals.
Why You Should Enroll in This Program:
• Earn a degree that allows you to work effectively as a mental health professional in culturally diverse settings.
• Train at a nationally prominent accredited college and gain hands-on experience through our field education model.
• Qualify to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
• Study with Richard F. Mollica, MD, a leading psychiatrist in the field who directs The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, and has 30 years experience working with people living through extreme violence.
What You Will Learn:
• Knowledge and skills for caring for traumatized individuals and communities in the United States and abroad.
• How to deliver holistic health and mental health assessment, treatment planning, and intervenion.
• How to offer effective and culturally compentent mental health services in international settings.
• Develop the capacity to assist in health and mental health planning and evaluation in local and international NGO's, United Nations' agencies, and academic centers.
• How to consider large systems and international issues of public health, economic disparity, heath care access and other pressing issues that impact successful intervention.
Accreditation:New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Facts & Figures
Classification: Specialized Institution—Other
Locale: Large City
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