About the Department

Students at EventThe Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy has a long history dating back to the early 1960’s of training professionals in a wide variety of educational and counseling specialties. Originally called the Department of Counseling and Special Services, it became the Department of Counseling Psychology in the mid 1980’s when the College was restructured.

Programs in educational specialties such as teaching individuals with disabilities, reading specialist, and speech therapy moved into the Department of Educational Studies while the counseling and psychologically based programs remained in this department. In 1993, the Department of Counseling Psychology changed its name to the Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy, a name more accurately reflecting the programs offered by the department.

News & Events


The faculty at Seton Hall University are involved in professional development activities and provide seminars and workshops for students in all programs. Specialties include school psychology, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, mind/body/spirituality, and sports psychology. Our faculty are involved in research in such areas as career decisions, cultural diversity, infant mental health, learning disabilities, neuropsychology, psychopathology, trauma issues, etc. and are dedicated to promoting scientific research in a professional and ethical manner.

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Location & Facilities

Jubilee Hall
Jubilee Hall. With six stories and more than 126,000 square feet of academic space, this structure provides a home for the Stillman School of Business, the College of Education and Human Services, the New Jersey Center for Civic and Law-Related Education and the Departments of Political Science, Psychology, Public and Healthcare Administration, and Sociology and Anthropology. It contains 156 faculty and administrative offices and 30 teaching spaces, from seminar rooms that seat eight people to an auditorium seating 390.

It also features a central, three-story skylit atrium where students and faculty can congregate informally. A major feature of the building is the technological capabilities it brings to the teaching and learning processes. These include fixed and flexible seating classrooms with the most contemporary information and distance-learning technologies that facilitate the transmission of lectures all over the world; laboratories with one-way observation mirrors; and classrooms with terminals for portable computers.

Contact Us

Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy
(973) 761-9450
Jubilee Hall

Department Chair

Ben Beitin, Ph.D.
(973) 761-9451 

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