MS in Medical Sciences - Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program By Boston University |Top Universities

MS in Medical Sciences - Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine

MS in Medical Sciences - Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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The renewed emphasis in most medical education programs on primary care demands that physicians become adept at the assessment, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders as well as physical disease. Increasingly, health care professionals are being asked to become experts in human behavior, since the key to health promotion is prevention. The mental health curriculum, which includes coursework in counseling techniques, health psychology, group treatment modalities, psychopathology, neuroscience, and the addictions, provides a unique opportunity for a mental health specialty for medical science students. Students in the Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine concentration must take: GMS MH 703 Counseling Techniques: Helping Relationships, Skills, and Procedures as well as two of the following courses: GMS MH 704 Group Work Dynamics and Process GMS MH 705 Psychopathology GMS MH 711 Health and Exercise Psychology GMS MH 812 Addictions GMS MS 703 Neuroscience or GMS MH 709 Neuroscience for Mental Health Professionals