Prepare for a career in which you will integrate clinical skills with holistic theory to promote mental, physical, and spiritual well-being in others.
Integrate Perspective and Practice
The 60-credit Holistic Studies Specialization is designed for students who view psychology from a holistic perspective and who wish to apply holistic principles to careers in counseling. • Qualify for the Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) credential in Massachusetts• Gain valuable field experience • Study with experts in the field of mental healthStudents are taught traditional psychological theory and intervention skills while integrating this knowledge with holistic theory, and holistic intervention strategies. Students are exposed to current developments in health psychology, transpersonal psychology and spiritual traditions and practices, which will prepare them for practice in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice.At Lesley University, Mental Health Counseling students develop practical skills through self-reflection, collaboration with expert faculty and peers, and two years of field experience. Direct, supervised contact with clients from a range of populations is required so that students leave the program fully prepared for professional practice.
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Sidney Trantham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Counseling and Psychology
Donna San Antonio
Assistant Professor of Counseling and Psychology
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"Teaching at Lesley has given me the opportunity to work with gifted colleagues and students who are committed to building cultures and peace by applying counseling skills in many areas of society."