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Counseling & School Psychology

Welcome to the Department of Counseling and School Psychology

We prepare individuals to enter professional roles as mental health counselors, school counselors, school adjustment counselors, and counseling and school psychologists. The content and experiences within our programs are systematically designed to build on the mission of the college and university. 

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About Our Department

The faculty of UMass Boston's Counseling and School Psychology Department are world-renowned psychologists and counselor educators, who impact national and global policy on mental health, schools, and activism … and who love to teach!

We train clinicians, counselors, and leaders from a unique social justice perspective that emphasizes work to fight oppression, combats stigma surrounding mental health concerns, and addresses institutional barriers to healthy human development in diverse populations

We are committed to the following goals for our students. Through training and experience:  

  • Our students will become knowledgeable and skilled practitioners; 
  • Our students will become caring, principled, and respectful professionals; 
  • Our students will become committed agents of change for social justice; 
  • Our students will become committed reflective and critical thinkers. 

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Contact Us

Department of Counseling & School Psychology
Admissions & Practicum Coordinator  
Emily Strojny, MEd, LMHC
Phone: (617) 287-5835
Email Counseling & School Psychology Admissions
Administrative or Faculty Inquiries
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (617) 287-7602
Fax: (617) 287-7667