Qualified undergraduate students in Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts (seniors only) may register for the Introduction and Advanced Substance Abuse courses in the CMHSAC curriculum subject to the normal restrictions and with permission from course instructors.
There are no separate eligibility requirements for admission to the CMHSAC. Any student admitted to the
General MA program in psychology is eligible for the CMHSAC. However, students must apply separately for the CMHSAC, which can only be done after a student has been admitted to and registered for courses in the Master of Arts Program in Psychology.
Application to the CMHSAC requires submission of the CMHSAC enrollment form, submitted by the start of the second semester in the general MA program, although there is no formal deadline for enrolling. Students may take any number of required courses before submitting a formal application, but they will not be permitted to apply for fieldwork placement and cannot register for the required Ethics course until they have formally enrolled in the concentration. Students are typically given the CMHSAC enrollment form during the first few weeks of the Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling Course and the forms are then given to the student advisors by Dr. Talley. Students who wish to participate in fieldwork are strongly encouraged to complete the CMHSAC enrollment form by the end of the first semester as they will then be eligible to begin fieldwork during the second semester of the MA Program under the supervision of Dr. Talley.
Qualified undergraduate students studying psychology at the Eugene Lang College, The New School for LIberal Arts (Seniors only) may register for the Introduction and Advanced Substance Abuse courses in the CMHSAC curriculum subject to the normal restrictions. Students in the accelerated Lang BA/MA Program are also strongly encouraged to apply to the CMHSAC.
The CMHSAC was created to meet a number of curricular and programmatic needs in the psychology department at the New School for Social Research (NSSR). Specifically, it is a program that was designed to be particularly attractive and beneficial to:
It is extremely important that students confer with the student advisors prior to registering for any of the courses offered in the CMHSAC. Please see the
CMHSAC Student Handbook (PDF) for recommended course sequences. Visit
the New School's registrar website for additional information regarding the registration process.
See the latest
fee schedule. The New School reserves the right to alter this schedule of fees without notice.
Please see the
CMHSAC Student Handbook (PDF) for further details.
It is important to reiterate and emphasize the fact that electing to pursue a CMHSAC degree does not in any way preclude a student from applying for admission to the doctoral program. CMHSAC students who wish to apply to the doctoral program are subject to the same admission
requirements that apply to those enrolled in the general MA program. These requirements include a satisfactory grade point average; successfully passing both an MA-level Research Methods course and the Assessment of Individual Differences course; and completing the
elementary statistics requirement. There are some caveats, however:
The CMHSAC Master's Degree Program by itself does not satisfy all of the
CASAC requirements. There are also requirements for work experience and
supervised practical experience that must be met either before, during,
or after CASAC exam. However, the CASAC education and training
requirements (and hence, eligibility for a CASAC-T certificate and
sitting for the CASAC exam) can be easily met by taking, in addition to
the required CMHSAC courses, Adult Psychopathology, the 1-credit Seminar
on Professional Issues and Ethics, and the online Child Abuse Reporting
training. It should be noted that a master's degree in psychology is
considered the equivalent of 4,000 hours of work experience.
Consequently, the required amount of work experience for CMHSAC
graduates is only one year, rather than the customary three years of
full-time paid work. For more information on the CASAC requirements,
please consult the
CMHSAC Student Handbook (PDF) or visit the
General Admission Contact
The New School for Social Research
Office of Admission
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212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411
Department of Psychology
The New School for Social Research
80 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212.229.5727 ext. 3119 or 3223 (for Clinical Psychology)
Emanuele Castano (Cognitive, Social and Developmental Psychology)
Howard Steele (Clinical Psychology)
Director of Clinical Student Affairs
Assistant Director of the New School Psychotherapy Program
Student AdvisorsAdvisor Office Schedule
Department of Psychology Handbook (PDF)
Psychology Lab Descriptions Handbook (PDF)
Clinical Psychology Peer Ombuds
Peer Ombuds Information Guide (PDF)