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

Flexible, affordable programs designed for the working adult

WESTFIELD, Mass.—A virtual information session for Westfield State University’s master’s degrees in counseling and applied behavior analysis will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Individuals interested in careers as behavior analysts, clinicians, family and marriage counselors, and guidance or adjustment counselors should consider attending to learn how a graduate degree could 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 Master of Arts degree. The program offers four specialized tracks: school counseling, school adjustment counseling, forensic mental health counseling, and mental health counseling.  

Westfield State also offers a 48-credit M.A. in applied behavior analysis program to individuals who work, or aspire to work, in 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-masters 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 outreach team members about the program and its application process. The $50 application fee will be waived for all attendees. To RSVP, visit http://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 barriers 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 www.facebook.com/WestfieldStateUniversity.

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