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College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

MS in Psychology

Program Highlights

Community Outreach

Type of Outreach ProvidedPopulation/Community TargetedWhere Outreach OccurredEstimated Number of Individuals Reached
Increase community awareness of our program by providing free counseling services to children in the Chico Unified School District (CUSD)K-12 grade students and their families, with an emphasis on schools with unserved, underserved, and culturally diverse populationsCUSD:
Hooker Oak Elementary
Little Chico Creek Elem.
Neal Dow Elementary
Emma Wilson Elem.
Shasta Elementary
Sherwood Montessori
Chico Jr. High School
Parkview Elementary
Rosedale Elementary
Chapman Elementary
150 individual students received services, plus 150 parents/families contacted about our MFT program  
Increase awareness of our program by providing free counseling services to Butte Community College (BCC) studentsUnserved and underserved young adults, particularly those enrolled in psychology courses at BCCBCC Psychology Department and Psychology courses800 reached, and 400 provided with free counseling services
Increase awareness of our program by providing free counseling services to CSU, Chico studentsUnserved and underserved young adults, particularly those enrolled in psychology courses at CSU, ChicoCSU, Chico campus, especially Psychology and Child Development majors3000 reached, and 100 provided with free counseling services

Traineeship Agencies

  • Aegis Institute, Inc.
  • Alternatives to Violence (Tehama County)
  • Butte County Department of Behavioral Health
  • Casa de Esperanza (Yuba City)
  • Catalyst Domestic Violence Services
  • Counseling Solutions
  • CSU, Chico Counseling and Wellness Center
  • Feather River Tribal Health
  • New Beginnings
  • Sierra School of Butte County
  • Stonewall Alliance Center of Chico
  • The Growing Place
  • Therapeutic Solutions
  • Victor Community Support
  • Youth for Change

Outstanding Faculty

Peter Lopez

Peter Lopez

Secured Funding for Mental Health Services Act MFT Educational Stipends, 2008

Kyle Horst

Kyle Horst

Secured Funding for Mental Health Services Act MFT Educational Stipends, 2016

Mental Health Services Act MFT Educational Stipend Program

  • Enhances academic and field training received by graduate students who are interested in serving in the public mental health system
  • Provides financial assistance to graduate students
  • Recipients commit to working in California’s public mental health sector after they have completed their studies and have earned their degree
2008-09 – 10-year contract
  • $940,747 total funding

  • Stipend awards were $14,000 - $18,500 per student

  • 35 graduate students received stipends

  • Graduates employed at 31 sites in 11 counties (Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Lake, Lassen, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sutter)

2016 – 5-year contract
  • $507,031 total funding

  • Stipend awards are $18,500 per student

  • 20 graduate students have received stipends