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Welcome

School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences
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Undergraduate Programs

Explore your interest in helping 

Are you passionate about helping people? Not only will a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Springfield College provide you with many exciting career opportunities in the helping field after graduation, it will also be the perfect preparation for graduate education in counseling, human services, psychology, and social work. Begin the pathway to your career today.

Choose from:

Psychology 
Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
Human Services

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Graduate Programs

Make a difference in the world

You will become a leader in your chosen helping profession through the Graduate programs offered at the Springfield College School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences. Join a dynamic learning community providing comprehensive coursework and real-word experiences to prepare you to enhance the lives of those around you.

Choose from:

Athletic Counseling 
Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
Counseling Psychology (PsyD) 
General Counseling 
Human Services (Master's Degree) 
Industrial/Organizational Psychology 
Psychology (Master's Degree) 
Rehabilitation Counseling 
School Counseling
Social Work (MSW, MSW/JD) 
Student Affairs Administration 

A Message from the Dean

Dear Prospective Student,

The School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences is proud to be part of Springfield College and its rich Humanics tradition of preparing leaders for service to others. We are committed to empowering you to excel in your chosen helping field. The world and society require professionals who are passionate about addressing today’s human and social challenges. Springfield College will prepare you to be a practitioner leader in the helping professions through its various undergraduate and graduate academic programs.

Our School is home to four departments: The Department of Counseling; the Department of Human Services; the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Graduate Social Work. Whichever program you choose, you will graduate with confidence knowing that you gained the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to be a change agent for others. You will be ready to take on the world and its challenges and go on to succeed in counseling, human services, psychology, or social work.  

You will study with world-renowned faculty members who are dedicated to your success and will provide you with personalized attention-- in your coursework, in field experiences, and in achieving your career aspirations. All of our programs offer comprehensive academic experiences, while also being flexible enough to meet your scheduling needs. Several online and hybrid courses are offered in many of our undergraduate and graduate programs.  

The Springfield College School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences is student-centered, community-focused, and committed to diversity and social justice. The School is dedicated to helping you reach your educational and career goals by providing you with an exceptional learning experience. We invite you to learn more about how you join the Springfield College community today. We hope to meet you soon.

With warm regards,

Francine J. Vecchiolla

Francine J. Vecchiolla, PhD, MSW  
Dean, School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences and 
Professor of Social Work

Contact

School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
Tel: (413) 748-3065
Fax: (413) 748-3069

Dean

Dr. Francine Vecchiolla
fvecchiolla@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3065

Office Staff

Angela Bamber
Administrative Coordinator
abamber@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3065

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Departments

Department of Counseling

Shelly Gosselin
Administrative Associate
mgosseli@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3375

Department Chair

Allison Cumming-McCann, PhD
acumming@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3025

Department of Graduate Social Work

Michele Mariani
Administrative Associate
mmariani@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3064

Department Chair

William T. Fisher, EdD
wfisher@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3058

Department of Human Services

Maryann Batchelor-Laframboise
Administrative Associate
mbatchelor@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3853

Department Chair

David Rudder, PhD
drudder@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3974

Department of Psychology

Patty King
Administrative Associate
pking@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3592

Department Chair

Elizabeth Morgan, PhD
emorgan2@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3301

 

Accreditations

American Psychological Association - Psychology, Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

Council on Social Work Education-Social Work, Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs – Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S. or M.Ed)

Recent News

Second from right, Springfield College Professor of Social Work Dr. Joseph Wronka meets with attendees from his lecture on "Human Rights as a Way of Life."
Springfield College Professor of Social Work Provides Keynote Address at the Chinese University of Political Science and Law

Springfield College Professor of Social Work Dr. Joseph Wronka recently presented a keynote address and lecture at the Chinese University of Political Science and Law in China. Wronka, a long-standing professor of the Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work, was invited to give a keynote address at the International Conference on Natural Law, Human Rights, and Traditional Chinese Culture, which was jointly sponsored by the Chinese University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) and the Institute of Human Rights in Beijing.

At left, Springfield College Professor of Social Work Miguel Arce, former Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work Assistant Director of Field Education Sharlene Kerelejza, Master of Social Work student Carlton J. Smith, Springfield College Associate Professor of Social Work Anthony Hill, and Springfield College Chair for the Department of Graduate Social Work William T. Fisher.
Springfield College Master of Social Work Student Carlton J. Smith Named National Association of Social Work Connecticut MSW Student of the Year

The Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work is proud to announce that Master of Social Work student Carlton J. Smith has been awarded the National Association of Social Workers Connecticut Chapter’s (NASW/CT) Master of Social Work Student of the Year honor. Smith received his award at the annual NASW/CT Awards dinner on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Inn at Middletown in Middletown, Conn.

As part of the conference, keynote speaker Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, presented on “Seven Trends for the Future of Student Affairs.”
Springfield College Hosts Student Affairs Drive-In Conference

The Springfield College Division of Student Affairs hosted a Student Affairs Drive-In Conference on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 on the campus. The event featured more than 14 colleges from throughout the country, and focused on prospective students interested in pursuing careers and master’s degrees in student affairs, current graduate students enrolled in student affairs master’s degree programs, and rising professionals in the student affairs profession.

Renowned Leader in Multicultural Counseling and Past President of the American Counseling Association Patricia Arredondo spoke to current students on Oct. 15.
Springfield College Welcomes Renowned Leader in Multicultural Counseling Patricia Arredondo

Springfield College welcomed Renowned Leader in Multicultural Counseling and Past President of the American Counseling Association Patricia Arredondo on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Harold C. Smith Presentation Room in the Stitzer Welcome Center at Judd Gymnasia. Arredondo, who is president of Arredondo Advisory Group, discussed how heterogeneity of Latinx clients provides rich opportunities for culture-specific learning and practice.

The Springfield College Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Program has been awarded a five-year, $996,172, Rehabilitation Service Administration (RSA) Long Term Training Grant from the United States Department of Education.
Springfield College Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Program Awarded Rehabilitation Service Administration (RSA) Long Term Training Grant

The Springfield College Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Program has been awarded a five-year, $996,172, Rehabilitation Service Administration (RSA) Long Term Training Grant from the United States Department of Education. With the announcement of this award, the Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Program will actively be recruiting RSA grant scholars to begin the program starting in the Fall of 2020.

The Springfield College School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences is announcing the next offering of the Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Trauma-Informed Practice with Children and Adolescents.
Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Trauma-Informed Practice with Children and Adolescents

The Springfield College School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences is announcing the next offering of the Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Trauma-Informed Practice with Children and Adolescents. The program provides opportunities for practicing social work and mental health professionals to advance their knowledge of trauma-informed interventions with children, adolescents, and their families. In the program, students study the cases of children and adolescents who have experienced trauma to apply up-to-date theoretical concepts and design interventions.