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Psychology and Applied Therapies

The Psychology and Applied Therapies undergraduate programs provide you with the opportunity to develop unique specializations in the fields of psychology, counseling and behavioral sciences.

New Psychology and Applied Therapies Honors Research Program

Faculty Brian BeckerThis newly developed honors program provides students with the opportunity to obtain advanced research experience within psychology and related mental health professions. Students will gain a greater working knowledge about various research methodologies and the skills to conduct independent research projects that will culminate in a senior thesis paper and community-wide presentation.

Students will work closely with the honors program director faculty, Dr. Brian Becker, and other faculty mentors who specialize in the students' area of interest to complete their research. This program is primarily recommended for students interested in continuing their studies in graduate school and for those who wish to leave Lesley University with a highly specialized knowledge on a particular subject.

Transfer Information Sessions

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Life in South Africa and Swaziland

Group in South Africa smilingIn the summer of 2015, Dr. Heather Macdonald of the Division of Psychology and Applied Therapies joined with Dr. Kristina Bishop of the University of Arizona to travel to South Africa and Swaziland with two Lesley students, Lauren O’Brien and Alessandra Tovo. During the travel-study course the students and faculty explored different models of community-based human service agencies and the students conducted a needs assessment in the Mhlumeni community in Swaziland. Dr. Macdonald’s research, drawing from several visits to South Africa, has been primarily focused on alternative models for community-based agencies to account for indigenous psychologies.


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Internships provide you with off-campus experience in your field of interest, and the chance to put the skills and theories you've learned in the classroom into practice. Learn more.