The MACP curriculum is designed to meet the California Board of Behavioral Sciences educational and pre-degree clinical training requirements for both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). In the second year, you will have the option to choose either or both licensure track, LMFT or LPCC.
Actively Practicing Faculty
Mentorship is an important teaching tool that helps you flourish academically, personally and professionally. Classes are taught by experienced scholars and clinicians who have integrated psychological and spiritual principles into their counseling practices. Small class size encourages dynamic exchange between students and faculty.
Transpersonal Skills Lab
The MA in Counseling Psychology program features transpersonal skills labs that combine theory, practice, and group formation with deep personal growth and development. These unique learning labs provide practical application and integration.
The Transpersonal Mosaic
A particularly dynamic component of the program is the Transpersonal Mosaic – an immersion into spiritual practices and innovative transpersonal theories and tools. Coursework includes various styles of meditation, principles of Aikido, theories of transpersonal psychology, and diverse modalities for creative expression.
The Practicum Year
This year allows you to practice learned theories and techniques and hone your counseling skills with a full year of clinical work in an agency setting. The practicum includes both face-to-face client hours (LMFT minimum of 225, LPCC minimum of 280) and on-site supervision. Additionally, a clinical faculty member will mentor you in a seminar-style class where you will learn to present case histories in accord with professional standards.
Upon successful completion of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program, students
will be able to:
This place is really special and unique and has a strong community, a strong spirit, and that there is so much creative energy here that I have never found in a school before. And I knew immediately that this is where I was supposed to be in order to do what I consider my life’s work.
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