Psychology: Counseling and Health Psychology

How do we turn difficult mental or emotional experiences into opportunities for personal growth and reflection?

The counseling and health concentration in Emmanuel's psychology department provides students with a foundation of knowledge across a broad range of mental health symptom categories, and students build on this knowledge through an examination of empirically-supported assessment, diagnostic and treatment methodologies for child and adult psychopathology. A variety of schools of therapy are discussed and students practice clinical interviewing and basic counseling skills. This concentration additionally emphasizes the psychophysical bases of health and illness, including an examination of the causes of stress, as well as an introduction to coping and adaptation as applied to pain and illness.