The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology has four tracks:
- MFT Track
- LPCC Track
- Joint MFT/LPCC Track
- No Track
The California Board of Behavioral Sciences bases the MFT Track on Santa Clara University regulations, guidelines suggested by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and curriculum approval. Students choosing this track are qualified to sit for a MFT license exam after completing course work, practicum, and clinical hours in the State of California.
The California Board of Behavioral Sciences bases the LPCC Track on California State regulations, guidelines from the California Coalition for Counselor Licensure, and curriculum approval. Students choosing this track are qualified to sit for a LPCC license exam after completing course work, practicum, and clinical hours. The LPCC is a portable degree, meaning that coursework and clinical training in California will allow a student to sit for licensure in any other state; based on any residency requirements of that state. LPCC licensing requirements include a national, rather than state-centric, exam.
The LPCC program is primarily focused on individual adult clients. Students pursuing this program who wish to work with couples, families and children will need to take classes in these specialties to work legally and ethically with these populations.
Joint MFT/LPCC Track
The joint MFT/LPCC track is available for students who wish to apply for both licenses. This combined program can be completed within the 90 units. Students can also opt for one of the three emphases; however, students completing this track with an emphasis in Health Psychology or Correctional Psychology will need to complete 91.5 units and students completing this track with an emphasis in Latino counseling will need to complete 93 units to obtain all the necessary courses. Students who wish to explore this joint track option are encouraged to meet with a Faculty Advisor.
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- Psychology of Interpersonal Communications
- Community Based Learning
- Human Sexuality
- Psychology of Relationships
- Foundations of Psychotherapy and Personality
- Psychology of Group Counseling Lab Group
- Advanced Group Counseling Seminar
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- Current Resumé or CV
- One copy of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee
- English Proficiency Exam
- International Education Evaluation
- United States visa regulations require proof that sufficient funds are available to finance your travel, living expenses, and program study
- International students are required to show proof of health insurance coverage to waive purchase of the University plan
International19620 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
National19620 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
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