Manhattanville College has announced the appointment of Melissa Boston, Psy.D, as associate dean, Student Health and Counseling, in conjunction with the merger of the college’s Health Center with the Counseling and Wellness Center.
In the role of associate dean for Student Health and Counseling, Dr. Boston will develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive health and counseling program for students, including primary care, counseling and mental health services, health promotion, and outreach programs.
Dr. Boston is a licensed clinical psychologist and Manhattanville alumna. She earned an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College and doctorate of psychology from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She has served in the Counseling and Wellness Center since 2015 where she introduced initiatives such as bringing an Active Minds chapter to the college, a nonprofit student group dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students.
Through this union, the new Manhattanville Student Health and Counseling Center (SHAC) will offer the Manhattanville student body a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to healthcare. An integrated health and counseling center provides an opportunity to approach student wellness in a more collaborative way and allow for better understanding of a student’s needs in the context of both their emotional and medical conditions. An integrated center’s approach will emphasize that all aspects of a person need to be considered in the provision of optimal treatment and treatment outcomes.
Manhattanville College is a small, private institution on a 100-acre suburban campus with housing for over 1,000 students. Manhattanville offers more than 50 areas of undergraduate study from education, science, business and media to dance, music and history. Extracurricular offerings include more than 50 clubs and 22 NCAA Division III teams. Graduate students can choose from over 75 graduate and certificate programs. To learn more about Manhattanville College, visit www.mville.edu.