Clinical Option in Psychology
The Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology is a three year program directed at meeting the requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts.
Students are accepted in the Fall of each year. This group of 15 students forms a cohort that takes all of their courses together for the next three years.
This small and intimate group experience allows students individual face to face attention by faculty and promotes substantial growth in clinical and academic expertise. Students are required to enroll in both academic and applied courses including practicum and internship. Although the curriculum provides a broad exposure to a variety of therapy modalities the emphasis is on training in a behavioral perspective.
The program has been in existence for over 25 years and has educated hundreds of individuals who now work as clinician’s in mental health agencies, clinics, halfway houses, day programs, alternative schools and private practice at sites all over Massachusetts and throughout the country. Graduates of our program have earned the respect of agencies everywhere resulting in our graduates being highly recruited upon completion of the degree.
Objectives of the Clinical Psychology Option
- To provide students a background in applied research and to train problem-solving skills;
- To provide students with a broad exposure to a variety of therapy modalities;
- To provide students with extensive experiential learning opportunities, practica, internships, and intensive supervision; and
- To prepare students for licensure as Certified Mental Health counselors in the State of Massachusetts
Dr. Ted Powers
Director, Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300