Certificate in Child and Family Mental Health

Certificate in Child and Family Mental Health


This certificate is offered by the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology, located within the highly ranked and internationally recognized Lynch School. The department offers master's degree programs in applied developmental psychology, mental health counseling, and school counseling, and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology and applied developmental psychology. Our geographic proximity to the concentration of academic institutions and mental health agencies in the Greater Boston and Northeast region—and our extraordinary alumni network—provide significant opportunities to enhance your professional career.

At a Glance


How many courses?

This program consists of 4 courses for a total of 12 credits. 


How long will it take?

The certificate requirements may be completed in one year.


 

Program Faculty & Expertise


What will I study?


Curriculum


 
  • Courses: 4
  • Credits: 12

Financial Assistance


Education should level the playing field – we feel the same way about financial aid.

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development provides more than $7.5 million in financial aid to students each year. As a result, the quality of BC’s instruction, the benefit of our alumni network, and the impact a BC degree will have on your employment options is both affordable and invaluable. Here’s why:

Application Information

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Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1
Regular Decision
December 1
Late Decision
March 1

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A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required, however, this fee is waived for select applicants.

Resume

In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include:

  • Any teaching or counseling experience (including any licenses already held);
  • Any social justice related experience; 
  • Any language skills other than English (especially Spanish language skills) and;
  • Any research experience or publications

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Transcripts

Official transcripts, bearing the official seal of the institution and the signature of the registrar or relevant administrator, are required for all post-secondary education. Undergraduate transcripts are required and graduate level transcripts are accepted, but not required. Official transcripts are only required after acceptance and that unofficial copies are acceptable to be uploaded in the application.

Transcripts must be mailed to the following address:

Boston College, Lynch School of Education
Office of Graduate Admission, Financial Aid, and Student Services
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Contact Us

  gsoe@bc.edu
  617-552-4214