Clinical Counseling Psychology

The premier graduate-level clinical counseling psychology program in the nation specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

TestRegina Kuersten-Hogan, Ph.D Director

Assumption has been providing excellence in licensed mental health counselor education for over 50 years!

By enrolling in the Clinical Counseling Psychology program, you’ll be joining a large group of alumni who have successful and rewarding careers as Mental Health Counselors.

  Our program meets the licensing requirements for Licensed Mental Health Counselors in Massachusetts.  Many agencies are eager to hire our graduates.  As you explore the information on these webpages, you’ll discover information about the curriculum and our optional concentrations in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies and Child and Family Interventions. As a student in the program, you will have the opportunity to learn from psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who have vast experience with a wide range of clinical populations and community agencies. Our program is a rigorous academic and clinical program, but the faculty and students provide much support and assistance to help you succeed in your preparation for a career as a mental health professional. Faculty have active research programs that engage graduate student fellows. You are welcome to apply for one of the Graduate Fellowships offered each year, which provide the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor. Thank you for considering the Clinical Counseling Psychology program as the next step in your career development.

Graduate Virtual Information Sessions

Clinical Counseling Psychology Program Contact

Stephanie E. Plotkin Murin, M.Ed.

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
508-767-7105 Admissions House - Room 203

Regina Kuersten-Hogan, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Psychology, , Director of Clinical Counseling Psychology/Beck Institute
508-767-7585 Kennedy Hall - Room 211

Caroline Rauscher

Academic Affairs Support Team
508-767-7390 Kennedy Hall - Room 123

An Ideal Place to Learn

Fully integrated curriculum based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
GRE not required
Graduate Fellowships: Research opportunity with 30 credits of tuition remission

Program Curriculum

    1. Competence in developing an interpersonal relationship with clients and clinical supervisors
    2. Competence in clinical assessment
    3. Competence in implementing counseling interventions
    4. Ethical and professional conduct in relationships with clients and agency
    5. Research in domains that contribute to the practice of mental health counseling
  • The 60-credit Master of Arts degree curriculum is structured for students to complete the program in as few as two years. The program has three-course levels: entry level courses which stress the counseling process and its application in field settings; general core courses which provide a broad background in scientific and professional foundations of mental health counseling; and advanced counseling courses. The curriculum includes 12 elective credits which allow you to pursue career interests and to gain in-depth training in a particular area.

    The entry-level courses are designed to provide you with a broad overview of theories, models, and research findings that have shaped the field of Counseling Psychology. After you complete these entry-level courses, you will have a broad, comprehensive understanding of the field. The advanced counseling courses will build on this foundation by helping you develop and master specialized skills in cognitive-behavioral therapies.

    The curriculum is organized so that full-time students can complete the required 19 courses, including practicum and internship, in either two or three years depending on when they begin taking courses. Full-time students may begin in the summer or fall semester. Part-time students may begin in the summer, fall, or spring semester. To complete the program in two years, however, you must begin during the summer semester in order to complete your oral exam during the spring semester of your second year; oral exams are not conducted during the summer semester. The two-year full-time program requires five three-course semesters and one four-course semester.

    We have organized the program so that it is possible to complete the degree on a 3-year schedule. With this plan, you will take 2 courses for 8 semesters and 3 courses for one semester.

    Part-time students are welcomed in the program and you can take courses on a pace that fits your circumstances. Students have up to 7 years to complete all requirements for the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.

  • Required Courses
    Required Entry-level Courses Stressing Conceptual Foundations
    PSY 500 Abnormal Psychology
    PSY 502 Developmental Psychology
    PSY 504 Psychological Measurement
    PSY 600 Counseling (Principles and Practices)


    Required General Core Courses
    PSY 604 Ethical Principles for Counselors
    PSY 627 Issues in Professional Practice
    PSY 630 Cultural Competencies in Counseling
    PSY 635 Clinical Health Psychology
    PSY 650 Research Seminar
    PSY 790 Professional Integrative Seminar


    Required Advanced Courses Stressing Counseling Process
    PSY 705 Group Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy
    PSY 708 Cognitive Assessment and Psychotherapy
    PSY 801 Counseling Practicum
    PSY 802 Counseling Internship I
    PSY 803 Counseling Internship II
  • After satisfying the program requirements, you may select four elective courses. These electives allow you to develop specialized skills in working with particular client groups and in using specific approaches to counseling. You may also use your electives to gain in-depth expertise in a particular concentration. Concentrations include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies and Child and Family Interventions. You can also fulfill the requirements for both concentrations in the 60-credit program without taking additional courses; to do so, you must complete both PSY 711 and PSY 712.

    Concentration in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies

    This concentration reflects the influence and activities of the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies and the expertise of departmental faculty. Structured, problem-focused cognitive-behavioral therapies focus on the interrelationship of thinking, behavior, and emotion. They are a collaborative undertaking in which the client and therapist develop the means to solve the client’s problem, thus enabling him or her to live a responsible and productive life.

    If you select this concentration, you must complete at least three of the following courses:
    PSY 711 Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment of Children
    PSY 712 Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions with Children
    PSY 715 Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment of Adults
    PSY 716 Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Depression and Anxiety
    PSY 718 Psychological Interventions for Addictive Behaviors
    PSY 725 Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Trauma and Related Disorders

    Upon completion, you will receive a Certificate of Graduate Training from the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies at Assumption College.

    Concentration in Child & Family Interventions

    This concentration reflects the expertise of the faculty in the areas of childhood trauma, adoption, school interventions, and major psychopathology in children, adolescents, and young adults. The concentration focuses on skills used when working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of contexts. A broad developmental perspective is integrated within this concentration.

    If you select this concentration, you must complete at least three of the following courses:
    PSY 701 Couple Therapy
    PSY 702 Advanced Family Therapy
    PSY 711 Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment of Children
    PSY 712 Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions with Children
    PSY 720 Systems Interventions for Children
    PSY 727 Assessment and Treatment of ADHD


  • The Practicum (PSY 801) is a one-semester summer course which immediately precedes two semesters of Internship (PSY 802 and 803). The Practicum requires a minimum of 100 hours at a clinical agency or school. Students must attend an informational meeting during the spring semester prior to the summer in which they enroll in their practicum. Minimal qualification for Practicum is satisfactory completion of PSY 500 (Abnormal Psychology), PSY 501 (Psychology of Personality), PSY 600 (Counseling Principles and Practices), and PSY 604 (Ethical Principles for Counselors).

    Students may not terminate their Practicum placement or withdraw from the Counseling Practicum Seminar (PSY 801) except in extraordinary circumstances and only with the written permission of the Practicum-Internship Coordinator. Students are not permitted to re-enroll in the Practicum course without written permission of the Practicum-Internship Coordinator.

  • The Internship (PSY 802 and 803) is a two-consecutive-semester program which begins in the fall and concludes in the spring of the same academic year. Over the course of two semesters, students must complete a minimum of 600 hours at a clinical agency or school. Students cannot withdraw from or terminate their placement in the middle of the internship sequence except in extraordinary circumstances and only with the written permission of the Practicum-Internship Coordinator. Students are not permitted to re-enroll in the Internship courses without written permission of the Practicum-Internship Coordinator. To enroll in the Internship courses, students must have successfully completed Counseling Practicum (PSY 801) and two 700-level advanced courses.

  • Licensure is important for professional practice as a mental health professional and the Clinical Counseling Psychology program is designed to prepare graduates to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts. For students who are interested in applying for licensure in other states, the Clinical Counseling Psychology program faculty will provide assistance in locating and understanding the licensing regulations for those states. The faculty also will provide assistance in developing an educational plan of study that will allow students to compile a portfolio that can be submitted to the licensing board in other states.

    Copies of Massachusetts 262 CMR 2.00 Requirements can be downloaded from the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals website.

  • After completion of all of your course work or during your last semester of coursework, you will be scheduled to take an Oral Exam. The Oral Exam is required of all students in our CCP program and will be conducted in either the Fall or Spring semester (Oral Exams are not conducted in the summer). The Oral Exam is designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in CBT and to integrate theory, practice and research.

  • In accordance with its standards, the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) requires programs to report program statistics (applications, admissions, graduations) and program outcomes. Below, please find information requested by MPCAC.

    Clinical Counseling Psychology Program Data – Assumption University

    Applications received to matriculate in academic year (AY) 2021-2022 87
    Of those applications, number of students admitted 70
    Of those admitted, number newly enrolled in 2021-2022 39
    Of those who were newly enrolled in AY 2021-2022, number who continued fall 2022 into year two (first-year retention rate) 35
    Total number of students enrolled in the program during the AY 2021-2022 88
    Number of students who graduated in the AY 2021-2022 19
    Number of full-time students who started the program and graduated within the expected time frame 19
    Percent of students who enrolled in the program in fall 2017 (AY 2017-2018) who graduated from the program (5-year graduation rate) 81%
    Percent of those who graduated in the years 2018 to 2020 who became fully licensed and/or credentialed (as mental health counselors, professional counselors, BCBA, substance abuse counselors or other similar titles) Do not have those data
    Percent of those who graduated in 2021-2022 who became certified or licensed as school counselors 0%
    Percentage of courses taught by adjunct or part-time faculty over the AY 2021-2022 69%


  • The Assumption University Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology program prepares you for a career as a mental health counselor, fully integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) theory and practice in addressing common clinical problems like aggressive behavior in children, ADHD, depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

    Why Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is So Crucial and Relevant for Today’s Clinician 

    CBT and other evidence-based treatments have repeatedly proven their effectiveness in clinical settings throughout the United States and around the world.

    For a number of the most common mental health conditions, CBT has proven to be the most effective treatment. As a result, CBT is increasingly being recognized, promoted and reimbursed by federal healthcare-policy makers, insurance companies and HMOs. The domino effect is that employers are actively seeking skill-based counselors with practical cognitive therapy experience.

    The M.A. Program is Built on a Set of Competencies in Five Major Domains: 

    1. Competence in developing an interpersonal relationship with clients and clinical supervisors
    2. Competence in clinical assessment
    3. Competence in implementing evidence-based interventions
    4. Competence in evaluating psychological research in domains that contribute to the practice of mental health counseling
    5. Ethical and professional conduct in relationships with clients, faculty, and colleagues

  • Students and graduates of the Clinical Counseling Psychology program are known for their high-caliber skills and work ethic. Employers seek out our students for both practicum-internship opportunities and full-time employment after graduation. Hear from a few of the employers who hire our graduates below. 

    “Both students and graduates from Assumption are encouraged to join us at CHL. We know the caliber of the students at Assumption is high, and our experience has been that Assumption graduates possess keen analytical skills and are successful at solving complex problems. Given the complicated clients that often receive services at CHL, those skills are essential! We look forward to having more Assumption students and alumni join us in our work to help people recover from mental illness, addiction, and homelessness.” 

    Nicole Gagne, MA
    President and CEO
    UMass Memorial Community Healthlink 

    “As a clinical supervisor, I have had phenomenal experiences working with students and graduates from the Assumption Clinical Counseling Program. Resumes that indicate education from this program excite me because of the readiness the student will have to jump into clinical work based on strong theoretical background and excellent clinical documentation skills. Rigorous academic training along with real-life applicable clinical knowledge make Assumption graduates attractive in job markets. My gratitude toward the Assumption program gets stronger whenever I work with highly well-trained clinicians from Assumption!”

    Yeonjoo Son
    Clinical Supervisor
    Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. 

    “Open Sky Community Services has a time-honored tradition of recruiting and hiring students from the Clinical Counseling Psychology Program at Assumption University. From direct care workers to licensed clinicians, Assumption graduates have found meaningful careers where they can learn, grow and make a difference in the lives of the individuals they support. The internship program, especially, has been an effective way for interns to earn hours toward licensure while expanding their knowledge, gaining experience and moving their careers forward. Students recognize our recruiters are readily available to meet them on campus at career fairs and showcases. We are always happy to talk about career opportunities with Assumption students!” 

    Ken Bates
    President and CEO
    Open Sky Community Services

    “Family Continuity is proud to have established and maintained a partnership with Assumption University to work collaboratively with their Graduate School’s Clinical Counseling Psychology students. Many Assumption graduates transition their internship directly into employment opportunities with our agency. In some instances, students who express an interest in continuing with Family Continuity past their graduation will begin to build a caseload so that they can begin their employment immediately upon completion of their Master’s level, clinical counseling psychology program. Through our years of collaboration, we have found that Assumption students have been well educated to provide treatment interventions to the people Family Continuity serves with great efficacy.” 

    Craig Maxim, M.Ed., LMHC
    Divisional Director of Behavioral Health
    Family Continuity

  • How many credits is the Clinical Counseling Psychology program?
    The Clinical Counseling Psychology program is a 60-credit program.

    What is a full-time course load?
    Full-time students take 3 courses (minimum of 9 credits) per semester.

    What is the cost of the program?
    You can find current cost per credit and fee information on our website at

    Do you have both full-time and part-time options?
    Yes, students can take our program full-time or part-time.

    What is the average length of time to complete the program?
    Most students complete the program in 2 – 3 years. On average, students complete the program in about 7 semesters.

    How long does it take to complete the program if I am a part-time student?
    You are welcome to take courses as a part-time student. A part-time course load is 1 or 2 courses a semester. You can take up to 7 years to complete the program – that would be one course per semester.

    What is a typical class size?
    Class size will vary from as many as 25 students to as few as 5 students. Required courses may have as many as 25 students. Advanced assessment or intervention courses often have lower sizes – sometimes as few as 5 students. Practicum and Internship Seminar classes have 5 – 10 students.

    How many classes do students take per semester?
    Part-time students take 1-2 classes per semester. Full-time students take 3+ courses. It is important to know that in order to be eligible for Federal Financial Aid in the form of student loans, student’s must be enrolled in at least 2 graduate courses (6 credits) per semester.

    Are courses held online or on campus?
    The program meets in person and is an on-campus program.

    What time and how often do courses meet?
    Courses meet Monday – Thursday once weekly in the late day or evenings.

    Is there support in finding a placement site for the internship/practicum?
    There is a Practicum-Internship coordinator who will assist you in your placements.

    Can I work while I take classes?
    Classes are scheduled during the late afternoon or evening to allow students to work while they are taking classes. Some students work full time, but it is very challenging to hold a fulltime job while taking a full course load. It will be particularly difficult and stressful if you try to work full time during your internship.

    What are the requirements for practicum & internship?
    Practicum and internship is a 12-month clinical experience. You will enroll in the Practicum Seminar during the summer session. For your practicum, you will spend at least 10 hours per week at a community agency developing your counseling skills. For at least 40% of your time, you will provide direct counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, families, or couples. During the fall and spring semesters you will enroll in the Internship Seminar. For your internship, you will spend at least 20 hours per week at a community agency. For at least 40% of your time, you will provide direct counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, families, or couples.

    Can I do my practicum and internship at the place where I work?
    Students are rarely permitted to do their practicum and internship in the same place where they work. The practicum and internship experience is designed to help you develop new counseling skills that will advance your professional development and career. You will get the full benefit of the practicum and internship experience by working with different client populations or problems.

    Are there opportunities to become involved with research?
    Yes. Several Clinical Counseling Psychology Program faculty have active research programs, and you are welcome to work with a faculty member on his or her research. The program also has close ties with the Psychiatry Department at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and other agencies in the community, and there are opportunities to become involved in research projects off campus.

    What are the start terms for the program?
    The program begins in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

    What are the deadlines to apply?
    Application deadlines will vary by program and can be found on the upper left column on the main program page.

    Do applicants need to take the GMAT/GRE to apply to a graduate program?
    We do not require the GRE/GMAT. Our applications are reviewed more holistically focusing on an applicant’s academic transcript, letters of recommendation and personal statement.

    Are there grants, fellowships or scholarships available?
    Each year the program offers up to 10 Graduate Fellowships. Tuition waivers are granted for 30 credits. Fellowship opportunities are available to both new and returning students.

    What does a Graduate Fellowship do?
    A Graduate Fellow works closely with a Clinical Counseling Psychology program faculty mentor for 2 semesters on advanced psychological research. This experience is particularly beneficial for students who expect to apply to a doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology.

    How do I apply for the Graduate Fellowship?
    Candidate should apply by email to Dr. Regina Kuersten-Hogan, Ph.D by March 1 regardless of the semester they are beginning the program. Please attach the application letter as a word document and email it to Dr. Kuersten-Hogan ( The main purpose of the letter is to identify applicants who are interested in receiving a fellowship. Briefly describe any research experience you may have had, and/or your research interests. The letter does not need to be more than two or three paragraphs in length. All Graduate Fellowship candidates will be notified by the date outlined in the link above regardless of their semester start or returning date (spring, summer, or fall).

    Do you offer financial aid to graduate students?
    Federal Financial Aid is offered in the form of unsubsidized student loans. Student’s must be enrolled in a minimum of two courses per semester to be eligible.

    Is your program accredited?
    The program in accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council.

    What are the licensure requirements?
    The licensing requirements for Mental Health Counselors include at least 60 graduate credits, with specific courses in 10 content areas. There are other requirements related to practicum and internship experiences.

    What are the GPA/application requirements?
    A 3.0 GPA is required. However along with your official transcript, all application materials are considered including three professional letters of recommendation, personal statement and resume. Refer to the program page for specific admissions information.

    How long does it take to receive a decision after applying?
    Typically applicants will be notified within a few weeks after application completion (including the submission of all materials). This is an approximate time and may vary.

    If I am admitted, can I defer my enrollment?
    Students are strongly encouraged to apply to the semester in which they wish to commence their graduate studies. Due to the competitiveness of Assumption University’s Clinical Counseling Psychology program and the limited number of students admitted each term, students can only defer their enrollment in the case of extenuating circumstances. Accepted students need to request their deferral request in writing to the Program Director and submit an enrollment deposit by the stated deadline for deferment consideration.

    I am looking to change careers. What should I do to be admitted into the program?
    Applicants who are trying to change careers are welcome in the program. In recent years, applicants who left careers in sales, business, law, nursing, or education completed the program and are now working as a counselor. If you have not completed 6 undergraduate psychology classes, you must complete these preparatory courses. You are welcome to contact the Dr. Regina Kuersten-Hogan, Program Director,, to discuss your career interests and to request feedback about selecting courses to fulfill the admissions requirements.


Learn from clinical psychologists who are experts in a variety of cognitive behavioral therapies that have been shown to be efficacious by empirical research.

Regina Kuersten-Hogan, Ph.D
Program Director Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Clinical Counseling Psychology/Beck Institute
Leonard A. Doerfler, Ph.D
Professor of Psychology, Director of the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies
Adam M. Volungis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Elizabeth Cheyne
Adjunct Faculty
Maria D. Kalpidou, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Psychology

Career Paths

Students and graduates of the Clinical Counseling Psychology program are known for their high-caliber skills and work ethic. Employers seek out our students for both practicum-internship opportunities and full-time employment after graduation.

UmassMemorial Community Healthlink

Spectrum Health Systems

Open Sky Community Services

Family Continuity

North Suffolk Mental Health Association

Arbour Counseling Services

Children’s Friend

Child and Family Services

Graduate Admission Events and Ways to Connect With Us

We invite you to learn more about our graduate programs - either through a visit to campus, attending an information session or by scheduling a phone or virtual conversation with an admissions team member or one of our program directors.

Admissions Requirements

General Graduate Studies Admissions Requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants whose native language is not English

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Clinical Counseling Psychology-specific Requirements

Application Requirments:
  • A baccalaureate degree and at least (6) psychology courses including statistics completed at an undergraduate level. You must complete the required courses before consideration of your application for admission to the graduate program
  • 2 courses are required: Introduction to Psychology (General Psychology) and statistics. The admissions committee also wants applicants to have 2 courses that emphasize the research foundations of psychology (courses like developmental psychology, social psychology, psychology of learning, etc.)
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0, both overall and in psychology courses
You do not need to have majored in psychology as an undergraduate student to enter the program. However, if your undergraduate program did not include at least 6 face-to-face psychology courses (must be taken at a four-year institution, not a community institution), you must complete additional courses before you can apply into the program. If you started your undergraduate education at a 2-year college and then moved up to a 4-year university, the admissions committee may accept usually one Psychology course from the 2-year college towards the required number of psychology courses. Typically online Psychology courses are not accepted as fulfilling the requirement for applying to the program. The Admissions Committee will consider several factors when evaluating your application. One important consideration is the strength of your background and preparation in psychology. The Admissions Committee may recommend admission if your overall GPA is below 3.0 but your GPA for the last 2 years is strong and your performance in your psychology courses is strong. If you believe that you have evidence of extenuating circumstances that explains a weak overall GPA, you may contact the Program Director regarding your application. The Admissions Committee also requires that you submit three strong positive recommendations from your professors or other professionals for whom you have worked. Only letters that are academic or professional in nature will be considered. At least one recommendation must be from a professor you had for at least one course. If you have been out of school for several years and are unable to obtain an academic reference, you must contact the Program Director for guidance in identifying individuals who can provide suitable recommendations. It is important to choose individuals who know your academic ability, research skills, or clinical work well. Finally, the Admissions Committee will consider the match between your professional interest and Assumption's program offerings. We recommend that you give considerable thought to the content of your essay as it is an important part of the evaluation process. Success in the counseling program and in the field requires high levels of responsibility, integrity, interpersonal skills, as well as mastery of theory and research methodology. We are seeking candidates who have thought deeply about their place within the field of counseling and who possess strong academic credentials. We encourage you to reflect this thought and to describe your preparation thoroughly in the essay you submit. Your personal statement should be approximately 600 words that answer each of the following questions:
  • Describe the academic preparation and skills that you have that you believe qualify you for the rigorous training involved in our master's program in Clinical Counseling Psychology. Discuss experiential and field-based experiences that you believe prepare you for our counseling program.
  • Describe what you hope to accomplish academically during your graduate program and the career goals you have for yourself. Focusing on the actual job you would like to have five years after completing your graduate study will bring specificity to your essay.
  • Describe the qualities that you see as essential for an effective counselor and then assess yourself in terms of these characteristics.
Tuition & Financial Aid

Graduate Fellowships

Graduate Fellows are a highly select group of students who receive advanced training and mentoring in psychological research. The Fellowships include tuition waivers for 30 credits. Graduate Fellows work closely with a faculty mentor for two semesters on advanced psychological research.

Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies

The Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies at Assumption University is the only one of its kind in the Northeast – with support from Aaron T. Beck, the founder of CBT. The Institute regularly hosts events featuring world-renowned CBT practitioners. Students in the Clinical Counseling Psychology program can attend these events at no charge.

Psy.D. Articulation Agreement

Our articulation agreement with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) provides a seamless transition for students who complete the Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology at Assumption University from our program to the doctoral program in clinical psychology at PCOM which is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Clinical Counseling Psychology Program Receives National Accreditation

Assumption University’s Clinical Counseling Psychology graduate program has received accreditation from the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Theory into Practice

Dr. Adam Volungis, a distinguished member of our Clinical Counseling Psychology faculty and a counseling psychologist, published a book entitled Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Theory Into Practice. The book addresses how to apply core competencies for therapists/psychologists serving mental health clients, is designed for graduate students in training and mental health professionals who want to learn the basic foundations of applied CBT, and can be used as a resource for experienced practitioners looking to improve their skills.

CCP Dual Degree Program

Apply as a high school senior into the Clinical Counseling Psychology Dual Degree Program with one application and, if admitted, you will be enrolled in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. You'll also benefit from being considered for a $2,500 Dual Degree Scholarship (per year for your 4 undergraduate years) and a $1,000 Dual Degree Scholarship for every term you are enrolled at least part time in your graduate program at Assumption.
Learn more about all of the University's dual degree offerings.

Graduate Research Symposium

Assumption University Graduate School Annual Symposium showcases research, innovative projects, successful case study, and creative work of graduate students and recent alums from every graduate program. We offer all graduate students in every program an opportunity to present their excellent work on diverse topics.

Veterans at Assumption

Assumption University recognizes that servicemen and women have demonstrated great courage and made tremendous sacrifices in service to our nation and its people. The University has introduced a number of programs and services to assist veterans during the application process and while veterans are attending Assumption. We also have a lounge designated only for our veteran students. Assumption University is committed to maintaining recognition as a Military Friendly institution.  We strive to eliminate barriers to success for our Service Members, Veterans, and their qualified dependents.

Assumption Professors Serve in NEPA Leadership Roles

The New England Psychological Association (NEPA) : Assumption University Associate Professor of Psychology Adam Volungis, Ph.D., serves as its president. Prof. Volungis assumed the role from fellow Assumption Professor Leonard A. Doerfler, Ph.D., who had served as NEPA president since 2018.

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