Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine: MA
from the Bulletin
The Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine is a rigorous program designed to meet the requirements for independent licensure in clinical mental health counseling in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and other states. The primary objective of the program is to prepare students for careers in clinical mental health counseling with a complementary background in behavioral medicine and neuroscience. Specifically, the focus is to provide general mental health counseling training, including assessment and intervention, for clinical mental health counselors to utilize in a variety of settings. In addition, students gain knowledge and experience applying counseling skills to the prevention and treatment of medical illness. This hybrid is the first program of its kind in the United States and makes Boston University a leader in preparing master’s-level clinical mental health clinicians.