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Master's in Counseling Psychology

This Master's degree in Psychology is accredited by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and provides the academic requirements for the Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license. Successful completion will allow the candidate to apply for internship status with the Board to accrue the post-degree hours of supervised practice necessary for state licensure.

Prerequisites for Admission

  • Students must have a bachelor's degree with substantial preparation in psychology. The following courses must be completed
    before the start of the program:
  • Lower Division
  • Introduction to Research Design
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Upper Division
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personality Theory
  • Physiological Psychology

First Semester

  • PSYC 545: Psychological Testing
  • PSYC 636: Sexuality Counseling
  • PSYC 641: Research Methods: Philosophy & Design
  • PSYC 654: Interviewing and Counseling Techniques
  • PSYC 658: Theories of Individual
    Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 662: Practicum Preparation
  • PSYC 680: Substance Abuse & Dependency

Second Semester

  • PSYC 518: Developmental Psychopathology
  • PSYC 642: Research Methods: Evaluation
  • PSYC 656: Couples Therapy (includes spousal abuse treatment requirement)
  • PSYC 657: Group Counseling & Group
    Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 660: Law & Ethics in Psychology
  • PSYC 680: Assessment & Treatment of
    Child Abuse & Neglect
  • PSYC 682 Fieldwork Practicum (to include individual supervision)
  • PSYC 690 Thesis

Third Semester

  • PSYC 636: Sexuality Counseling
  • PSYC 638: Advanced Psychopathology:
    Diagnosis of Mental Disorder
  • PSYC 653: Psychotherapy with Children & Families
  • PSYC 663: Licensed Supervision
  • PSYC 676 Multicultural Counseling
  • PSYC 680 Substance Abuse & Dependency
  • PSYC 682 Fieldwork/Practicum
  • PSYC 690 Thesis

Fourth Semester

  • PSYC 640 Aging & Long-Term Care
  • PSYC 646 Personality Assessment: Adult
  • PSYC 657 Group Counseling & Group Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 660 Law & Ethics in Psychology
  • PSYC 663 Licensed Supervision
  • PSYC 672 Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • PSYC 682 Fieldwork/Practicum
  • PSYC 690 Thesis