Counseling & Psychology

Counseling and Psychology for Educators, Clergy, Managers, and Health and Human Service Professionals

Graduate certificate, full-time or part-time post-baccalaureate program

Create more impact in communities you serve.

Designed for professionals without prior mental health counseling training, this 12-credit certificate program provides the skills and knowledge you’ll need to establish and sustain helping relationships within the context of your current working environment. Access learning opportunities that build on the professional expertise you already possess, with guidance from Lesley's expert faculty.

At Lesley, you’ll benefit from Lesley’s dedication to combining theory with professional practice. You’ll take courses in Cambridge, Massachusetts with students pursuing master’s degrees within the counseling and psychology division. And, if you decide to apply to a master’s degree program in the division, you’ll be able to transfer credits earned from your certificate program into your degree program.

Program Structure

One-Year, On-Campus Program

12 Credits

“Lesley helped me become well versed in serving a variety of groups, which gave me the confidence to pursue new directions in my career.”
Brandon Jones, Counseling & Psychology

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Cambridge, Massachusetts

A nexus for the creativity and academia, each year 250,000 students arrive to Cambridge from around the globe. The intellectual and cultural capital runs deep, and so do your opportunities for community and innovation. From Lesley’s location, access a vibrant multicultural population, world-class institutions, and cultural organizations.

Counseling & Psychology
Susan Gere
Susan Gere, professor and division director of Counseling and Psychology, is core faculty and a clinician and consultant in the community. Dr. Gere’s research and teaching interests are in integrative approaches to trauma treatment; understanding the impact of adverse life experience on adult learning; and mental health consultation in clinical, educational, organizational, and community settings.
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Program Cost Description
Total approximate cost for this certificate program.
Counseling and Psychology for Educators, Clergy, Managers, and Health and Human Service Professionals
  • Tuition
    $975/credit x 12
    $11,700
  • Fees
    Materials Fee
    $120
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Activity Fee
    $60
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Total approximate cost for this certificate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017-2018 academic year.
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