Diverse Clinical Opportunities

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Boston Medical Center, our affiliate hospital, is just one of the many clinical training options available.

One of the most outstanding features of our Masters program is our clinical training model and clinical training field placement opportunities.  Individualized attention and advising is given to each student to help create a training track that best meets the clinical and developmental needs of the student.  We have a selection of over a 120 sites to choose from.

Field training is an integral time for students to develop a professional identity.  Through clinical work students gain experience working with clients and become increasingly knowledgeable about the mental healthcare system.


Our clinical field placements represent clinically and ethnically diverse populations. We offer training opportunities to work with clients with emotional, cognitive, behavioral, personality, and health disorders. Populations include:

  • Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric populations
  • Emotional, Behavioral, Developmental & Medical Disorders
  • Severe & Chronic Mental Illness
  • Acute/Crisis Intervention
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Substance Abuse
  • Health Psychology
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Early Intervention

Services and Modalities of Treatment

Students are trained in several modalities of treatment including but not limited to individual, group, and family therapy.  As developing clinical mental health counselors we encourage the integration of theory in clinical practice. These fields include:

  • Psychiatric Emergency Services
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Outpatient Behavioral Health
  • Residential Treatment
  • Home Based Services
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs
  • Day Treatment
  • Crisis Stabilization Units
  • Elementary, Middle School & High School Settings
  • College Counseling
  • Individual, Group, and Family Interventions