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Community Mental Health

California Institute of Integral Studies

12 months
1206 USD/credit 36180 USD/year
1206 USD/credit 36180 USD/year
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The Community Mental Health Program is a BBS approved 60-unit weeknight program at California Institute of Integral Studies geared to accomodate working students and to promote a healthy work-life balance. 

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Community Mental Health courses in this program are taught in the classroom, online and in hybrid formats and are designed to follow the development of skills from Foundational, Clinical Practice and Mastery. During the first year of study students develop a theoretical foundation; engage in clinical coursework along with an opportunity for clinical field study the second year; and progress into a third year of clinical practicum and a culminating Integrative Project.

Learning outcomes

The curriculum for the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Community Mental Health at California Institute of Integral Studies requires at least 60 semester hours of work. It is divided into the following three groups of courses: common core courses, concentration courses, and electives. The common core courses (designated as "MCP") are shared by all concentrations in Counseling Psychology. They address the theory, technique, and knowledge that apply to the general practice of counseling psychology. Those MCP courses that are designated with an additional "C" are taught with a Community Mental Health concentration. Courses within the Community Mental Health concentration and certificate are designated as "CMH." CMH courses will incorporate principles articulated in the Mental Health Recovery Model. Those principles include the following:

  • A holistic view of mental illness that focuses on the person, not just the symptoms.
  • New definitions of recovery, which state:

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Professional Ethics and Family Law 
  • Psychopathology and Psychosocial Assessment
  • Therapeutic Communication 
  • Multi-Cultural Foundations of Family Therapy 
  • Advanced Therapeutic Skills: The Clinical Relationship 
  • Supervised Clinical Practicum
  • Child and Adolescent Multi-systemic Therapies 
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders and Addiction 
  • Supervised Clinical Practicum
  • Trauma, Crisis and Recovery-Oriented Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Each degree program at CIIS has specific application requirements. 
  • The final pages of the admissions application outline the specific requirements for each program. 
  • If you need further clarification about the materials requested, please contact the admissions counselor for the specific program to which you are applying.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1206 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    36180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1206 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Updated over a year ago

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