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Westfield State University hosts information session for master’s programs in counseling and applied behavior analysis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 5, 2018

CONTACT:
Troy Watkins, twatkins@westfield.ma.edu, 413.572.5523

Flexible, affordable programs designed for the working adult

Westfield – An information session for Westfield State University’s M.A. in counseling and M.A. in applied behavior analysis programs will be held on Wednesday, September 26, at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Horace Mann Center, 333 Western Avenue, Westfield. Individuals interested in careers such as behavior analysts, clinicians, family and marriage counselors, and guidance or adjustment counselors should consider attending to find out how a graduate degree can help them attain one of these positions.

The Department of Psychology offers a 60-credit graduate program designed to serve the student who plans to enter the applied fields of counseling or psychology after receiving the M.A. The program offers four specialized tracks: school guidance counseling, school adjustment counseling (non-licensure), forensic mental health counseling and mental health counseling.

Westfield State University also offers a 48-credit Master of Arts in applied behavior analysis program to individuals who work, or aspire to work, in a number of different settings, such as schools, including regular and special education classrooms, business and industry, healthcare and other community-based settings.

“Westfield State’s graduate training in counseling meets all requirements for entry licensure in school counseling and all pre-master’s content and field experience requirements for mental health counselors,” said Robert Hayes, Ph.D., chair of graduate programs in psychology. “We particularly value small classes for technique-related courses, where graduate candidates receive outstanding individual attention, as well as group supervision during the development of their counseling skills. Counseling is both a science and an art, and our graduate training program attends to both.”

Information session attendees will have an opportunity to speak with faculty and members of the Outreach Team about the program and its application process. The $50 application fee will be waived for all attendees. To RSVP, visit www.GoBackNow.com. For more information, call 413-572-8020 or email wsucgce@westfield.ma.edu.

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public, co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society.  For more information on Westfield State University, visit www.westfield.ma.edu, www.twitter.com/westfieldstate, or https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldStateUniversity.

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