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Clinical Counseling Psychology Dual Degree Program

Clinical Counseling Psychology Dual Degree Program

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Dual Degree


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 1

Early Action: November 1

Early Action II: December 15

Regular Decision: February 15


Degrees Offered

B.A., M.A.


School

School of Graduate Studies


Department

Psychology

Program Contact

Leonard A. Doerfler, Ph.D.

Director of the Clinical Counseling Psychology Program, Director of the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies
508-767-7549 Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 133

Requirements

Mark Joyce

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2018
Clinician, Open Sky Community Services

I participated in research with Dr. Volungis where we studied the effects of smartphone addiction.

This article has recently been published and serves as an example of the high quality of work that occurs during the fellowship process. I was able to present our research in three separate states as well as publish our findings on smartphone addiction.
Lindsey Millerick

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2018
Program Therapist, Butler Hospital, Rhode Island

Assumption gave me the tools and support necessary to be successful in my field of study.

The program's emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy familiarized me with the theory that has been adopted by the partial hospital program I currently work in. My familiarity with CBT principles has allowed me to teach these concepts and skills to patients effectively.
Emily Morse

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2018
Program Therapist, Butler Hospital

I love the work that I do, and I wouldn't trade my experience at Assumption for anything.

Dr. Leonard Doerfler influenced my therapeutic style. He taught me not only how to implement the CBT interventions I use daily, but how to explain them to patients in a way that helps them to understand the reasoning behind these interventions.
Alana Kearney

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2019
Standard Outpatient Clinician, LUK, Inc.

Find an internship site that challenges you, take every opportunity to learn more!

I was able to take classes that allowed me to complete concentrations in both CBT and Child and Family Interventions, which are both necessary when working in community mental health. I also participated in a research fellowship studying social synchronization patterns.
Katherine Schmidt

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2017
Special Education Instructional Assistant at Central Massachusetts Collaborative

I completed my Graduate Fellowship with Dr. Paula Fitzpatrick working on three different projects.

Each of these projects has allowed me to practice different skills associated with the field, including everything from data collection and entry to writing a paper and presenting it to colleagues across the country.
Jared Manteuffel

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2016
Mental Health Clinician

I worked with Dr. Kuersten-Hogan on her coparenting study during my fellowship.

My responsibilities included coding prenatal parent play activities with a doll representing their future child. One theme I coded, for example, was on how supportive parents were of their partner’s playtime with the doll.
Brenden Knight

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2016

The fellowship is an extension of the classroom.

Whether or not research is your passion or forte, the research fellowship provides excellent learning opportunities for research-driven, evidence-based careers. The students delve into the nuts and bolts of the research process with exclusive behind-the-scenes experience.
William Nall

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2018
Clinician at The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

The graduate fellowship experience has been a highlight of my time at Assumption.

The fellowship allows one to experience aspects of psychological research, development, proposal, and implementation that cannot be found elsewhere. It provides students with an avenue to explore pathways of professional development previously never considered.
Teresa DiTommaso

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2019

Throughout my fellowship, I was able to gain insight into a different field of psychology.

I had the privilege to work with Dr. Alison Stoner on multiple research projects. One of the research projects is a measurement development project focused on individuals with cystic fibrosis and their health-related behaviors.
Thomas Gold

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2009
Master's Level Clinician, Community Health Link

The invaluable, cutting-edge training applies directly to the success of my work as a clinician.

"We studied with professors who are on a first name basis with Aaron T. Beck, the pioneer of CBT. It was exciting to be at ground zero for innovation & leadership in the field. Learning from these outstanding profs. gave me the confidence & skills to thrive in my career."
Ana Turner

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2009
In-Home Therapy Clinician, North Suffolk Mental Health Association

My experience at Assumption turned into more than I could have dreamed of.

"I entered the CCP program as an international student. I’m now employed as a full-time clinician here in Massachusetts by the organization for which I did my practicum. This is a direct result of the exceptional knowledge and skills I received from Assumption."
Nuno Nunes

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2009
Clinical Therapist, Child and Family Services

This program offers the cutting-edge counseling expertise that employers want.

"The emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy is a crucial advantage that elevates Assumption graduates. CBT is an area of expertise that communicates to employers that we are modern, effective counselors who can address today's diversity of client populations and diagnoses.
Katie Adamson

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2013
Mental Health Clinician, Children’s Friend

Employers know that graduates of this program are highly competent and effective counselors.

Students learn everything required to hit the ground running as effective clinicians, including comprehensive preparation for the LMHC licensure exam and rigorous training in treatment planning and CBT techniques. It was excellent preparation for launching my career.
Meghan McIntire

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2013
Clinician, Cornerstone Behavioral Health

Among the most well-designed professional education in the field.

This program is renowned nationally and rightfully so. From start to finish, the professors focus on helping students develop skills and knowledge that are effective in real world counseling practice.

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Mark Joyce

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2018
Clinician, Open Sky Community Services

I participated in research with Dr. Volungis where we studied the effects of smartphone addiction.

This article has recently been published and serves as an example of the high quality of work that occurs during the fellowship process. I was able to present our research in three separate states as well as publish our findings on smartphone addiction.
Lindsey Millerick

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2018
Program Therapist, Butler Hospital, Rhode Island

Assumption gave me the tools and support necessary to be successful in my field of study.

The program's emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy familiarized me with the theory that has been adopted by the partial hospital program I currently work in. My familiarity with CBT principles has allowed me to teach these concepts and skills to patients effectively.
Emily Morse

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2018
Program Therapist, Butler Hospital

I love the work that I do, and I wouldn't trade my experience at Assumption for anything.

Dr. Leonard Doerfler influenced my therapeutic style. He taught me not only how to implement the CBT interventions I use daily, but how to explain them to patients in a way that helps them to understand the reasoning behind these interventions.
Alana Kearney

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2019
Standard Outpatient Clinician, LUK, Inc.

Find an internship site that challenges you, take every opportunity to learn more!

I was able to take classes that allowed me to complete concentrations in both CBT and Child and Family Interventions, which are both necessary when working in community mental health. I also participated in a research fellowship studying social synchronization patterns.
Katherine Schmidt

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2017
Special Education Instructional Assistant at Central Massachusetts Collaborative

I completed my Graduate Fellowship with Dr. Paula Fitzpatrick working on three different projects.

Each of these projects has allowed me to practice different skills associated with the field, including everything from data collection and entry to writing a paper and presenting it to colleagues across the country.
Jared Manteuffel

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2016
Mental Health Clinician

I worked with Dr. Kuersten-Hogan on her coparenting study during my fellowship.

My responsibilities included coding prenatal parent play activities with a doll representing their future child. One theme I coded, for example, was on how supportive parents were of their partner’s playtime with the doll.
Brenden Knight

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2016

The fellowship is an extension of the classroom.

Whether or not research is your passion or forte, the research fellowship provides excellent learning opportunities for research-driven, evidence-based careers. The students delve into the nuts and bolts of the research process with exclusive behind-the-scenes experience.
William Nall

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2018
Clinician at The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

The graduate fellowship experience has been a highlight of my time at Assumption.

The fellowship allows one to experience aspects of psychological research, development, proposal, and implementation that cannot be found elsewhere. It provides students with an avenue to explore pathways of professional development previously never considered.
Teresa DiTommaso

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2019

Throughout my fellowship, I was able to gain insight into a different field of psychology.

I had the privilege to work with Dr. Alison Stoner on multiple research projects. One of the research projects is a measurement development project focused on individuals with cystic fibrosis and their health-related behaviors.
Thomas Gold

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2009
Master's Level Clinician, Community Health Link

The invaluable, cutting-edge training applies directly to the success of my work as a clinician.

"We studied with professors who are on a first name basis with Aaron T. Beck, the pioneer of CBT. It was exciting to be at ground zero for innovation & leadership in the field. Learning from these outstanding profs. gave me the confidence & skills to thrive in my career."
Ana Turner

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2009
In-Home Therapy Clinician, North Suffolk Mental Health Association

My experience at Assumption turned into more than I could have dreamed of.

"I entered the CCP program as an international student. I’m now employed as a full-time clinician here in Massachusetts by the organization for which I did my practicum. This is a direct result of the exceptional knowledge and skills I received from Assumption."
Nuno Nunes

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2009
Clinical Therapist, Child and Family Services

This program offers the cutting-edge counseling expertise that employers want.

"The emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy is a crucial advantage that elevates Assumption graduates. CBT is an area of expertise that communicates to employers that we are modern, effective counselors who can address today's diversity of client populations and diagnoses.
Katie Adamson

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2013
Mental Health Clinician, Children’s Friend

Employers know that graduates of this program are highly competent and effective counselors.

Students learn everything required to hit the ground running as effective clinicians, including comprehensive preparation for the LMHC licensure exam and rigorous training in treatment planning and CBT techniques. It was excellent preparation for launching my career.
Meghan McIntire

Clinical Counseling Psychology 2013
Clinician, Cornerstone Behavioral Health

Among the most well-designed professional education in the field.

This program is renowned nationally and rightfully so. From start to finish, the professors focus on helping students develop skills and knowledge that are effective in real world counseling practice.
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Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies

The Institute attracts Cognitive Therapy practitioners from around the globe to present and attend workshops and lectures, and and enjoys support and involvement from Dr. Beck - internationally recognized as one of the founders of Cognitive Therapy.

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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.

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