College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

M.S. in Psychology

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The M.S. in Psychology provides an integrated course of study that meets the educational requirements for the Marriage Family Therapists (MFT) license by the State of California. The program is designed to train competent professional counselors to work in mental health agencies and private practice settings. The counseling curriculum is competency based with laboratory practice beginning in the introductory course in counseling. Skill acquisition is emphasized by a strong core of introductory laboratory courses and practica, culminating in a family practicum and/or post-practicum internship in a local agency. Theoretical background and training are provided in a variety of counseling approaches, including cognitive, cross-cultural, family systems, and existential models of counseling.