A graduate degree that prepares students to practice relationally-informed psychotherapy and to pursue licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC).

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology prepares students to practice relationally-informed psychotherapy in settings ranging from community mental health to hospitals to private practice. Students complete an in-depth traineeship that promotes the integration of theoretical knowledge with clinical practice. The degree satisfies the requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Designed with flexibility in mind, the program offers both full-time and part-time enrollment options. The curriculum emphasizes integration of diverse and in-depth theoretical knowledge and clinical practice. Students are required to complete 350 face-to-face clinical contact hours, and, upon graduation, have completed more hours toward licensure than are required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology will possess the skills and knowledge to:
  • Practice from a stance of cultural humility.
  • Practice from a relational and systemic lens.
  • Maintain ethical and best practice standards.
  • Be prepared to obtain entry-level employment in mental health agencies.

TUITION

Ageno School of Business Courses: $3,045 per 3-unit course.

Tuition varies for other courses. See Tuition & Fees for details.


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