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.
This program consists of 4 courses for a total of 12 credits.
The certificate requirements may be completed in one year.
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Introduces the theory and research that provide the context for understanding the socio-emotional problems of children. Places particular emphasis on the role of risk and protective factors as they contribute to children's resilience and vulnerability to childhood problems.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to family and couple counseling theory, and perspectives of family therapy along with issues of diversity. This course will focus on theory and practice, viewing the couple/family as a unitary psychosocial system.
In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include:
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.
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.
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