College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

MS in Psychology

Program Highlights

Community Outreach

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