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Welcome

School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences
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Undergraduate Programs

The School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. The programs provide students with a solid foundation for entry-level positions in human services (offered at multiple regional campuses in blended format or online), rehabilitation and disabilities studies, and psychology. The undergraduate preparation is appropriate for students who intend to pursue graduate education in counseling, human services, psychology, and social work.

Undergraduate Programs

Psychology 
Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
Human Services

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Graduate Programs

The School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Education (MEd), Master of Science (MS), Master of Social Work (MSW), Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD).  The Department of Graduate Social Work offers a dual Master of Social Work/Juris Doctorate, (MSW/JD) with Western New England University School of Law.

Graduate Programs

Athletic Counseling 
Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
Counseling Psychology (PsyD) 
General Counseling 
Human Services (Master's Degree) 
Industrial/Organizational Psychology 
Psychology (Master's Degree) 
Rehabilitation Counseling 
School Counseling
Social Work (MSW, MSW/JD) 
Student Affairs Administration 

A Message from the Dean

Dear Prospective Student,

The School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences is proud to be part of Springfield College and its rich tradition of preparing leaders for service to others. The School enrolls undergraduate and graduate students on the main campus and in regional locations. The School is home to four departments: the Department of Counseling, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Graduate Social Work.

The School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The programs provide students with a solid foundation for entry-level positions in human services (offered at multiple regional campuses in blended format or online), rehabilitation and disabilities studies, and psychology. The undergraduate preparation is also appropriate for students who intend to pursue graduate education in counseling, human services, psychology, and social work.

The School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Education (MEd), Master of Science (MS), Master of Social Work (MSW), Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS), and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). The Department of Graduate Social Work offers a dual Master of Social Work/Juris Doctorate with Western New England University School of Law.

Faculty members are passionate about teaching and are actively engaged in professional and community service and scholarly work. The Springfield College School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences is student centered, community focused, and committed to diversity and social justice. The School is committed to helping students reach their educational and career goals by providing them with an exceptional learning experience.

With warm regards,

Francine J. Vecchiolla, MSW, PhD
Professor of Social Work

Contact

School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
Tel: (413) 748-3065
Fax: (413) 748-3069

Dean

Dr. Francine Vecchiolla
fvecchiolla@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3065

Office Staff

Angela Bamber
Administrative Coordinator
abamber@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3065

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Departments

Department of Counseling

Shelly Gosselin
Administrative Associate
mgosseli@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3375

Department Chair

Allison Cumming-McCann, PhD
acumming@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3025

Department of Graduate Social Work

Michele Mariani
Administrative Associate
mmariani@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3064

Department Chair

William T. Fisher, EdD
wfisher@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3058

Department of Human Services

Maryann Batchelor-Laframboise
Administrative Associate
mbatchelor@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3853

Department Chair

David Rudder, PhD
drudder@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3974

Department of Psychology

Patty King
Administrative Associate
pking@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3592

Department Chair

Elizabeth Morgan, PhD
emorgan2@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3301

 

Accreditations

American Psychological Association - Psychology, Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

Council on Social Work Education-Social Work, Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs – Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S. or M.Ed)