David McAllister

Instructor (Retired)

David McAllister is an instructor (retired) at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, where he was the practicum/internship coordinator and the co-director of the EdM in Counseling Program. McAllister’s interests include counselor preparation, education and professionalism, and the availability and accessibility mental health services. His clinical work includes emergency psychiatric services, outpatient therapy, and employee assistance programs. He has been involved in the on-going development of counseling profession through his work with state and national professional associations, the Massachusetts Legislature and US Congress, and Massachusetts-Rhode Island Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

McAllister was the associate executive director of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association and served on the American Mental Health Counselor Association Public Policy and Legislation Committee. He has also represented licensed mental health counselors and their clients serving on the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Integration Task Force, Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative Advisory Council, Massachusetts Mental Health Coalition, Blue Cross Provider Advisory Council, and Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership Advisory Council. He is a Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association Certified Supervisor and leads supervisor training workshops.

MS, Counseling and Psychological Services, Salem State University

Graduate Certificate Management, Harvard University

BA, Political Science, Central Connecticut State University

SED CE 500: Introduction to Counseling

SED CE 740: Ethics and Professional Responsibilities

SED CE 746: Clinical Practice

SED CE 769: Substance Abuse and Treatment

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