David McAllister is the Practicum/Internship Coordinator and the Co-director of the Masters in Counseling Program. David’s interests include counselor preparation, education and professionalism, and the availability and accessibility mental health services.
David’s clinical and professional experience encompasses a wide variety of areas. His clinical work includes emergency psychiatric services, outpatient therapy, and employee assistance programs. He has been involved in the on-going development of counseling profession through his work with state and national professional associations, the Massachusetts Legislature and U.S. Congress, and Massachusetts-Rhode Island Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
He was the Associate Executive Director of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association and served on the American Mental Health Counselor Association Public Policy and Legislation Committee. David has also represented Licensed Mental Health Counselors and their clients serving on the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Integration Task Force, Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative Advisory Council, Massachusetts Mental Health Coalition, Blue Cross Provider Advisory Council, and Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership Advisory Council. He is a Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association Certified Supervisor and leads supervisor training workshops.