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Psychology and Behavioral Health


Students interested in working in the socially relevant, rewarding field of Psychology and Behavioral Health will explore issues in mental health, social problems, and criminal justice. This program provides a solid foundation for a student who wishes to work in, or pursue further educational opportunities in psychology, psychiatric technicians, youth counselors, case technicians, human service assistants, home care aides, and addiction rehabilitation assistants. Students in the psychology and behavioral health program explore techniques to help people cope with various concerns and problems that affect their lives, such as substance abuse, disability, domestic violence, and more. Areas of focus include instruction in human service skills such as counseling, social work, and psychology. In addition, the Psychology and Behavioral Health program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of how a person’s mental health evolves and affects their behavior and self-image. Finally, the theoretical side of psychology is blended with real-world applications, often using case studies. As a result, the student is prepared to enter the workforce as a mental health professional, such as an addictions counselor.

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Rachelle Chaykin

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Director of General Studies