Academics

Forensic Services Concentration

Mental Health Counseling: Forensic Services Concentration (Available to On Campus Students Only)

For information about the forensic services certificate, please contact:

Sylvia I. Mignon, MSW, PhD
Professor and Director
Forensic Services Graduate Certificate
MS in Human Services Program
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA 02125
617-287-7384
Forensic.Services@umb.edu

Mental Health Counseling students who wish to concentrate in Forensic Services complete all basic Counseling requirements. In lieu of three Counseling electives, students complete *one* Counseling elective and the 4 non-Counseling Forensic Services courses (66 credits total).
 

1.) COUNSL 601 Research and Evaluation in Psychology

2.) COUNSL 605 Principles of Vocational, Educational and Psychological Assessment

3.) COUNSL 606 Ethical Standards and Professional Issues in Counseling

4.) COUNSL 608 Abnormal Psychology

5.) COUNSL 613 Vocational Development and Career Information

6.) COUNSL 614 Counseling Theory and Practice I

7.) COUNSL 615 Counseling Theory and Practice II OR COUNSL 617 Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

8.) COUNSL 616 Group Counseling and Group Dynamics OR COUNSL 650 Group Counseling with Children and Adolescents

9.) COUNSL 620 Human Development 

10.)COUNSL 653 Diversity in Counseling

11.) COUNSL 672 Substance abuse in the family 

12.)COUNSL 674 Psychopharmacology 

Forensic Service courses:

13.) PSYCH 614 Forensic Psychology

Two of the following:

SOCIOL 623: Alcohol, Drugs, Crime

SOCIOL 667: Sociology of Law

One of the following:

SOCIOL 618: Psychiatric Epidemiology

One additional Counseling elective. Select from:

COUNSL 617 (strongly recommended if you chose 615) 

COUNSL 615 (strongly recommended if you chose 617)

COUNSL 622 

COUNSL 664 (only offered online in the summer)

Capstones:

COUNSL 688: Mental Health Counseling Practicum (100 hours)

COUNSL 698: Internship (2 semester-450 hours/semester-6 credits each)

For information about the forensic services certificate, please contact:

Sylvia I. Mignon, MSW, PhD
Professor and Director
Forensic Services Graduate Certificate
MS in Human Services Program
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA 02125
617-287-7384
Forensic.Services@umb.edu