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School of Behavioral and Community Health

According to the Pennsylvania Mental Health Care Workforce Shortage Report (2020), there is an alarming trend in the United States with the rise in demand for mental health services and a diminishing service provider workforce. 間眅埶AV is fast becoming a leader in behavioral and mental health programming with hopes of addressing this shortage by preparing the next generation of multiculturally competent service providers. Our new School of Behavioral and Community Health offers state-of-the-art training for students in the fields of clinical counseling, school counseling, and social work. We prepare our graduates to address social injustice in their work with underserved populations, and in so doing, contribute to a more equitable and just society. 

Explore Areas of Graduate Study

Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling

The national demand for counselors is growing each day with a record number of jobs now available! Earn your master's degree in clinical counseling to become a trauma-informed counselor who can serve diverse populations.

 

Master of Arts in School Counseling

School Counselors are uniquely qualified to address the growing mental health crisis among students in our schools and to develop comprehensive programs that promote and enhance student success and well being!

Master of Social Work

Social work is one of the fastest growing professions, with an increasing need for masters-level social workers in the clinical, advocacy, and policy arenas.

Master of Arts in Student Affairs Counseling

間眅埶AVs Master of Arts in Student Affairs Counseling is designed to help you transform both individually and professionally. Our students benefit from state-of-the art training in a blended curriculum utilizing online, hybrid, and live classroom formats, taught by seasoned clinicians who are experts in the fields of counseling and student affairs administration

Master of Arts in Student Affairs Counseling with LPC

The Master of Arts in Student Affairs Counseling with LPC (MASAC-LPC) program in the School of Behavioral and Community Health is a state-of-the-art 60-credit hour training program offered in a blended curriculum utilizing online with residencies and hybrid formats taught by seasoned clinicians and administrators who are experts in their fields.

Online Certificates

Want to expand your knowledge and enhance your skills in Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or Student Affairs Administration? Explore 間眅埶AV's online graduate certificates to learn how!

Pathway Program for 間眅埶AV Undergraduates

The Pathway Program provides 間眅埶AV undergraduate students the opportunity to complete their bachelors degree while also earning credits toward a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling, Master of Arts in School Counseling, Master of Student Affairs Counseling, or a Master of Social Work degree, saving you time and money. This is a great option for students who are interested in a career in applied psychology, such as school counselors, career counselors, private practitioners, psychotherapists, mental health practitioners, social workers (macro/micro) and more.

22% job growth

projected in the mental health professions between 2020 and 2030.
(U.S. Bureau of Labor, 2018)

20% of adults

with a mental health disorder reported needing, but not receiving mental health services.
(www.kff.org, 2020)

Meet the Dean 

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Dr. Freda Ginsberg, MBA
Dean, School of Behavioral and Community Health

Dr. Ginsberg is a professor at 間眅埶AV and an accomplished higher education leader and manager. She has proven expertise in strategic planning, operational management, data driven decision making, fiscal oversight, program evaluation, program and curriculum design, accreditation, faculty and staff recruitment and development, stakeholder engagement, shared governance, and community outreach. She is also a seasoned educator and multicultural scholar with expertise in working with diverse populations. Dr. Ginsberg received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University, an MBA from the Telfer School of Management from the University of Ottawa, an MA in Human Services Psychology from LaSalle University, and a BA in Jewish Studies from Drew University. Dr. Ginsberg is a SafeZone trainer and has offered many SafeZone LGBTQ++ Ally trainings across the country. Dr. Ginsberg has received several awards and scholarships for her accomplishments in higher education and not-for-profit business, and has published on topics related to social justice, multicultural pedagogy, and counseling Jewish populations.