Program Details

MFT Program Strengths

  • Curriculum attends to the mental health needs of diverse cultures and communities.
  • A focus on a community mental health recovery and wellness approach to serving clients and providing treatment options.
  • Three-course cognitive behavioral therapy sequence that includes theory, skill building, and practice of broad treatment interventions.
  • Courses that integrate a life-span development, family systems, multicultural, and social justice perspective in mental health practice.
  • Small class sizes with faculty who are invested in student growth and learning.
  • Many 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 and students.
  • Collaborative cohort learning model facilitates future support, resources, and continued networking opportunities after graduation and licensure.

Program Delivery

  • 60-credit program with classes in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
  • Cohort-based model with fall (eight semesters) and spring (seven 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 during fall and spring semesters.
  • Intensive summer sessions starting no earlier than 3:45 p.m. on weekdays with some Saturday sessions.

San Francisco Campus Curriculum

Fall 2018 Semester Entry

8 Semesters | 60 credits

Fall 2018 | 9 credits

CPSY 631 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)
CPSY 634 - Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues (3)
CPSY 677 - Counseling Across Cultures (3)

Spring 2019 | 9 credits

CPSY 632 - Child and Adolescent Development (3)
CPSY 639 - Individual and Family Psychopathology (3)
CPSY 642 - Counseling Methods (3)

Summer 2019 | 9 credits

CPSY 630 - Individual and Systems Assessment (3)
CPSY 650 - Trauma and Crisis Counseling (3)
CPSY 640 - Relationship Therapy (3)

Fall 2019 | 9 credits

CPSY 647 - Group Work in Clinical Settings (3)
CPSY 687 - Family Systems Therapy (3)
CPSY 690 - Research Methods (3)

Spring 2020 | 9 credits

CPSY 646 - Community Mental Health: Concepts of Recovery, Wellness, Systems of Care and Advocacy (3)
CPSY 649 - Sexuality and Gender Issues in Therapy (3)
CPSY 651 - Adult Development and Gerapsychology (3)

Summer 2020 | 9 credits

CPSY 654 - Career Counseling (3)
CPSY 665 - Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling (3)
CPSY 683 - Clinical Psychopharmacology (3)

Fall 2020 | 3 credits

CPSY 637 - Traineeship I (3)

Spring 2021 | 3 credits

CPSY 638 - Traineeship II (3)

Spring 2019 Semester Entry

7 Semesters | 60 credits

Spring 2019 | 9 credits

CPSY 631 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)
CPSY 634 - Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues (3)
CPSY 677 - Counseling Across Cultures (3)

Summer 2019 | 9 credits

CPSY 630 - Individual and Systems Assessment (3)
CPSY 639 - Individual and Family Psychopathology (3)
CPSY 650 - Trauma and Crisis Counseling (3)

Fall 2019 | 9 credits

CPSY 647 - Group Work in Clinical Setting (3)
CPSY 642 - Counseling Methods (3)
CPSY 690 - Research Methods (3)

Spring 2020 | 9 credits

CPSY 632 - Child and Adolescent Therapy (3)
CPSY 640 - Relationship Therapy (3)
CPSY 646 - Community Mental Health: Concepts of Recovery, Wellness, Systems of Care and Advocacy (3)

Summer 2020 | 9 credits

CPSY 654 - Career Counseling (3)
CPSY 683 - Clinical Psychopharmacology (3)
CPSY 687 - Family Systems Therapy (3)

Fall 2020 | 9 credits

CPSY 637 - Traineeship I (3)
CPSY 651 - Adult Development and Geropsychology (3)
CPSY 665 - Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling (3)

Spring 2021 | 6 credits

CPSY 638 - Traineeship II (3)
CPSY 649 - Sexuality and Gender Issues in Therapy (3)

Curriculum at additional campus locations

Additional campuses will have the same course sequence as the Hilltop Campus, listed above.