Program Delivery

The MA Counseling Psychology Program, Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is designed for working professionals.

  • 60-credit program with classes in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
  • Cohort-based model with fall (8 semesters) and spring (7 semesters) entry dates.
  • Late afternoon (3:45-6:15 p.m.) and evening (7:20-9:50 p.m.) weekday classes with some Saturday sessions.
  • Education and training consistent with California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) educational requirements for marriage and Family Therapists.

MFT Program Highlights

  • Three-course cognitive behavioral therapy sequence that includes theory, skill building, and practice of broad treatment interventions.
  • Intensive coursework in community mental health, where students have an opportunity to provide services and interact with consumers.
  • A focus on a community mental health recovery and wellness approach to serving clients and providing treatment options.
  • Curriculum attends to the mental health needs of diverse cultures and communities.
  • Small class sizes.
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  • All program instructors are practicing mental health clinicians.
  • Emphasis on incorporating evidence-based practices and client strengths.
  • University-wide supportive services and opportunities to collaborate with instructors.
  • Collaborative cohort learning facilitates future support, resources, and continued networking opportunities after graduation and licensure.