Assumption College Clinical Counseling Program

Are you considering an M.A. or C.A.G.S. in Clinical Counseling Psychology? Do you know someone who is? Assumption College is hosting an Information Session to learn how a graduate degree from Assumption can launch and advance careers.

Wednesday, September 13
5:30 p.m.
Assumption College, Carriage House
All attendees will receive an application fee waiver.

Register here.

Georgetown University M.S. in Integrative Neuroscience

Georgetown University is offering a new MS program in Integrative Neuroscience that is currently accepting applicants for Fall 2017.  They offer tracks in Research and Science Policy as described on our website  You can also find more information in the attached brochure.  MS_Integrative Neuroscience

Mock GRE Sessions

Are you interested in applying to graduate school? Many graduate schools require taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a standardized test. Eastern’s chapter of Psi Chi is hosting two mock GRE sessions to allow students to practice. These will be:

Wednesday, November 16 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Webb 307
Thursday, November 17 from 7:30 – 9:30 in Webb 206

The cost for this practice test is $5. Please bring exact change or a check written to “ECSU Psi Chi”.

Be sure to email Dr. Dracobly ( to reserve your seat at one of these sessions!

Assumption College: MA in Clinical Counseling Psychology

Assumption College offers a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology. This program is 60 credits, and students who complete the program are eligible for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and most other states in the country. The curriculum is structured so that students can complete the program in as few as two years.

The Clinical Counseling Psychology Program at Assumption College is unique because it is one of the few Counseling Psychology programs in the country to fully integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) theory and practice in addressing common clinical problems like aggressive behavior in children, ADHD, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. The program offers optional concentrations in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies and Child and Family Interventions. Students can complete both concentrations within the 60-credit curriculum without taking additional courses.


  • The Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies at Assumption College attracts CBT practitioners from around the globe to present at and attend workshops and lectures on campus.
  • Assumption offers generous Graduate Fellowships with 30 credits of tuition remission.
  • You choose four electives, which provides flexibility to focus on your personal interests.
  • All faculty bring extensive clinical experience to the classroom, and full-time faculty also have impressive research credentials.
  • The numerous practicum-internship opportunities in Worcester, a city renowned for health care, are key components of the program.

Additional information is presented at the Assumption College web site:

Assumption College is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, which is in Central Massachusetts, about an hour west of Boston. Worcester is the second largest city in New England, with 10 colleges or universities in Worcester or close to the city. Health care is a major part of the local economy, and there is an extensive network of mental health agencies in Central Massachusetts – which offers many options for practicum and internship placements.

If you have questions about the program or would like to talk with the program director, you are welcome to e-mail Dr. Leonard Doerfler at or call him at (508) 767-7549.

Come Meet Our Alumni!

On October 27th at 5:30pm the psychology department will be hosting alumni from various disciplines to share with our current students their graduate school experiences and careers. We have confirmations from alumni with several different types of graduate degrees – Psy.D., MSW, LPC, and MFT, and with careers in Behavior Analysis and research. In addition, Dr. Daniel Heyanka, a Clinical Neuropsychologist from the Veteran’s Administration will talk about what he is doing now and how Eastern prepared him for his work. This is the first time we have held an event of this type and hope you can join us.

Assumption College Graduate Program Information Sessions

If you are a senior and thinking about applying to graduate school in an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) or a Clinical Counseling program, Assumption College is offering informational sessions for both of their programs:

Applied Behavior Analysis Information Session
Monday, October 3, 5:00 p.m.
Assumption College, Carriage House
Register at:

Clinical Counseling Information Session
Wednesday, October 5, 5:30 p.m.
Assumption College, Carriage House
Register at: