263 Alden St
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01109, United States
The Springfield College clinical mental health counseling program provides students with a solid foundation of counseling theory and skills. With a strong focus on practice, students are offered opportunities for internships and practicums, along with classes taught by clinically experienced faculty, to prepare them to become licensed mental health counselors.
Our program offers full courses in psychopharmacology; assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; and crisis intervention. Our students graduate grounded in the theoretical bases of behavior—from the biological and psychological to cognitive and social perspectives—which positions students to pursue and fully achieve their professional career goals. Students develop self-awareness, empathic and empowering attitudes, and an understanding of a broad range of counseling principles and skills to bridge theory and effective practice.
Students best fit for this program are those who possess a passion for learning, a capacity for self-inquiry, an ability to relate to others effectively, and a desire to make a difference.
Our clinical mental health courses are designed to meet the standards required for you to apply for licensure in your state. This program does not automatically confer status as a licensed mental health counselor. It is the responsibility of the student to keep current with all state requirements to become a licensed mental health counselor, including post-graduate supervised experience, and to pass the state licensing examination for your state.
Certificate or Non-Degree, CMH, Master of Science, Master of Education, or Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master's Degree, CMH, Master of Science, Master of Education, or Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Director of Graduate Admissions
The counseling program at Springfield College develops critically reflective, exceptional, counselors, advocates and leaders. We strive to graduate counselors with a strong professional identity, a broad knowledge base, the skills and expertise necessary to serve people in their chosen field. Grounded in theory and best practices, our graduates are advocates of change, and able to recognize and address individual and systemic issues of inequity and injustice. As professional counselors, our graduates are trained in humanics philosophy to serve individuals in mental health, school, and rehabilitation counseling settings. The core curriculum includes 30 shared credits. The three concentration areas allow students to specialize in their chosen area of counseling and gain eligibility for licensure or certification. Students may take electives to meet the 60 credit program requirement and state licensing requirements.