Prepare for a career in which you will integrate clinical skills with holistic theory to promote mental, physical, and spiritual well-being in others.
The Counseling and Psychology graduate program offers a 60-credit Holistic Studies Specialization, designed for students who view psychology from a holistic perspective and who wish to apply holistic principles to careers in counseling.
Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2015 Semester
Graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling students 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.
Master's degree recipients in the Counseling and Psychology program qualify for the Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) credential in Massachusetts, and are prepared for a holistic psychology practice through two years of direct field experience and an education from expert faculty in mental health fields. Direct, supervised contact with clients from a range of populations is
required so that students leave the program fully prepared for
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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."