Choose from two specialty tracks.

Choose from two specialty tracks.

School Consultation or Community Mental Health

MA in Mental Health Counseling Curriculum

MA in Mental Health Counseling Curriculum

The 60-credit degree curriculum is structured so that students can complete in as few as 24 months.

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Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

The 60-credit Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling (MA in MHC) program prepares and empowers graduate students seeking entrance into the field of Mental Health Counseling in an environment of academic excellence.  Graduate students acquire the training and skills necessary to become competent, professional, and ethical in the delivery of mental health counseling services.  The program is approved by the Board of Higher Education, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and meets all pre-master's requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts.

 

For more information about applying for enrollment in the Becker College Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, call 877.523.2537 or email graduateadmissions@becker.edu.

Based on a model of social responsibility in the area of mental health service delivery, graduates are prepared to act in the best interest of the clients they serve.  Graduate students grow and develop through transformative educational experiences, skilled clinical supervision, a rigorous academic program of study, and opportunities to acquire a comprehensive body of knowledge, professional skills, ethical foundations, and cultural competencies.

This carefully structured training program prepares graduates for professional success, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning in the field of mental health counseling.  Students in the program acquire professional experience and training through a series of practicum and internships that align with the courses completed.  A unique feature of  the program is the Counselor Training Clinic at Becker College, where graduate students provide counseling services to the community under the direct supervision of licensed mental health professionals.

The learning goals of the MA in MHC are closely aligned with the objectives outlined by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). These objectives require common core curricular experiences and demonstrated knowledge in each of eight (8) common core curricular areas required of all students in the program.  Upon completion of the MA in MHC program, students will demonstrate competencies in the following:

  1. Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice:  Students will apply and adhere to the principles of ethical and professional conduct in the context of client relationships and interactions with other professionals.
  2. Social and Cultural Diversity:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of social and cultural diversity issues as applied to work with clients in counseling and assessment.
  3. Human Growth and Development:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of theories related to human development as applied to work with clients in counseling and assessment.
  4. Career Counseling and Development:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of theories and intervention models related to career counseling and development.
  5. Counseling and Helping Relationships:  Students will demonstrate and apply knowledge of counseling theories, models and strategies through case conceptualization, diagnostic and risk assessment, treatment planning and evidence-based techniques.
  6. Group Counseling and Group Work:  Students will demonstrate and apply knowledge of theoretical foundations, group process dynamics and therapeutic factors of group counseling and group work.
  7. Assessment and Testing:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of methods, strategies, uses and limitations of assessment and testing in counseling for the purposes of diagnostic evaluation, risk assessment, treatment planning and intervention.
  8. Research and Program Evaluation:  Students will demonstrate and utilize knowledge of research methods and program evaluation in the classroom and applied settings.

 

For more details about the Becker College Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, including Tuition & Fees and Financial Aid, contact Program Coordinator, Associate Professor Beth Greenberg at 508.373.9752 or email beth.greenberg@becker.edu.

For more information about applying for enrollment in the Becker College Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, call 877.523.2537 or email graduateadmissions@becker.edu.

Specialty Tracks

There are two specialty tracks within the program: School Consultation and Community Mental Health. These tracks allow students to gain knowledge beyond the core curriculum to better prepare them to meet the mental health needs identified in schools and in community mental health settings.

Community Mental Health

School Consultation

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