About This Program

Contact

Allison Cumming-McCann, PhD
Program Director, Department of Counseling
(413) 748-3592
acumming@springfield.edu

Learn more about the Department of Counseling.

Looking for post-graduate programs?

The Springfield College master's of counseling in clinical mental health 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.

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Weekday Program

Earn your degree in a traditional college setting, with weekday classes and the option to reside on our Springfield College main campus.

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Weekend/Hybrid at Regional Campuses

Earn your degree at one of our four regional campuses, with weekend, hybrid courses. This degree is offered at our Boston, Milwaukee, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington campuses.