Counseling Psychology Program
The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology provides an intensive 90-unit Masters program. Receive outstanding preparation to be become licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Our faculty prepares you to be an agent of change in your clients' lives. Students may also choose to include any of the following four optional emphasis areas in their degree: Correctional Psychology, Health Psychology, Latino Counseling, or LGBT Counseling.
We offer four optional areas of emphasis allowing you to specialize in an interest area. An emphasis functions like a minor. Students who don't choose an emphasis may choose from a variety of electives.
Offering training in the application of counseling to issues of gender, diversity in sexual identity and expression, oppression, discrimination, and acculturation, among other topics.
Apply psychology to issues of well-being, stress and stress management, the modification of health behaviors, health promotion, wellness, and disease prevention.
A focus on culturally and linguistically appropriate counseling experiences centered on a deep understanding of Latino culture, ethnicity, acculturation, and immigration.
Graduates work in community and law enforcement agencies, private practice, schools, correctional institutions, mental health and rehabilitation facilities, and group homes.
- Kimberly Panelo, ’10, Counseling Psychology
Cost and Financial Aid
|2018 - 2019 Tuition, per quarter unit||$630|
|Graduate Student Associate Fee (per quarter)||$40|
|Late registration Fee||$100|
|Course Drop/Swap Fee (per course)||$50|
|Late Payment Fee||$100|
|Annual Student Health Insurance (Health Insurance Waiver is available)||$2,968|
Scholarships and Financial Aid
If you have specific questions about applying for an ECP scholarship, please feel free to contact Emma Wadiak, our Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, or call us at (408) 551-3456.
Following is a sample curriculum for a 90-unit MFT track program. Students who choose the LPCC or MFT/LPCC Combined tracks may have a slightly different course sequence.
- Psychology of Interpersonal Communications (CPSY 200 Syllabus)
- Psychology of Relationships (CPSY 212 Syllabus)
- Psychology of Human Development (CPSY 216 Syllabus)
- Foundations of Psychotherapy and Personality (CPSY 218 Syllabus)
- Psychology of Group Counseling (CPSY 219 Syllabus)
- Research Methods (CPSY 220 Syllabus)
- Counseling Process and Skills (CPSY 227 Syllabus)
- Multicultural Counseling (CPSY 231 Syllabus)
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling (CPSY 275 Syllabus)
- Human Sexuality (CPSY 211 Syllabus)
- Evidence Based Approach to Psychotherapy (CPSY 214 Syllabus)
- Counseling for Grief Loss and Trauma (CPSY 291 Syllabus)
- Psychology of Marriage Counseling (CPSY 311 Syllabus)
- Family Therapy (CPSY 318 Syllabus)
- Therapeutic Interventions with Children (CPSY 317 Syllabus)
- Clinical Assessment I (CPSY 318 Syllabus)
- Clinical Assessment II (CPSY 319 Syllabus)
- Substance Abuse Treatment (CPSY 320 Syllabus)
- Psychopharmacology (CSPY 323)
- Clinical Assessment: Issues in Child Diagnosis (CPSY 328 Syllabus)
- Three Quarters of Counseling Psychology Practicum (CPSY 333)
- Lab Group (CPSY 221)
- 7 Additional Electives of Emphasis Courses