Program Details

The Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offers 5 areas of emphasis, including a generalist track, couples & family therapy (MFT), expressive arts therapy, forensic & correctional counseling, and health & behavioral medicine.
Newton, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Counseling & Therapy

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at William James College prepares individuals to function as professional mental health counselors. It is an excellent choice for those interested in working in such settings as hospitals, mental health agencies, residential treatment centers, substance abuse programs, colleges, government agencies, elder care facilities, and faith communities. This two-year, 60 credit program, allows students to choose 1 of 4 areas of emphasis.  Students can choose the General Track, Forensic and Correctional Counseling, Couples and Family Therapy (MFT), or Health and Behavioral Medicine.

Our MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling can be customized to meet your needs and can be completed part-time or full-time.  We attract a diverse range of students including recent college graduates and late-in life career changes.  All are welcome.  Our faculty provides unmatched mentoring, advising and support to our students.  

As part of the curriculum, students are required to complete a hands-on practicum and internship.  William James College has a dedicated full time Associate Director of Field Education who walks you through the process, from resume and cover letter prepartion to selection of sites for application, to interview process, to ensuring that your experience colies with the state regulations for LMHC requirements.

All graduates will have fulfilled all the educational and pre-master's field experience requirements to qualify for license as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts.  Couples and Family Therapy (MFT) graduates meet the requirements to be licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). 

In addition to the area of emphasis, students can choose an area of concentration in Latino Mental Health, Global Mental Health, African and Caribbean Mental Health, and Military and Veterans Psychology.

Additional Program Information

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Financial Aid:
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

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