Fall 2020 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, university courses and operations remain predominantly online for fall.
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. You’ll bene­fit from small classes and accessible faculty, while you also make connections with innovative mental health practitioners and world-renowned scholars to help you advance your career. 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.

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Program Structure

On-Campus Program

12 Credits

Remote Learning for Fall 2020

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff come first. Due to COVID-related campus restrictions in Fall 2020, we are offering the on-campus version of this program remotely, in 15-week face-to-face courses that have been moved online for now. Instruction is both asynchronous and synchronous. Any program courses that were previously fully online will be taught in 8 week terms with asynchronous instruction.

Whatever the delivery mode, you'll get the same careful attention and support from our dedicated faculty and staff.

Please contact luadmissions@lesley.edu if you have any questions.

“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.

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Counseling & Psychology
Susan Gere
Susan Gere, 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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Total approximate cost for this certificate program.
Counseling and Psychology for Educators, Clergy, Managers, and Health and Human Service Professionals
  • Tuition
    $1,190/credit x 12
    $14,280
  • Fees
    Materials Fees
    $120
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Activity Fees
    $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 2020-2021 academic year.
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