Marriage & Family Therapy MA (2-Year)

The Master's in Counseling Psychology program with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Accelerated 2 Year program prepares students to be socially and culturally responsive relationship and family therapists and mental health counselors. At its core, the MFT’s clinical training program upholds values of equity, social justice, community and cultural wealth, and collaborative problem solving.

Program Strengths

  • Two year program.
  • 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 during the fall semester.
  • Cohort-based model with fall (seven semesters) entry date.
  • 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.
  • Available only at the Hilltop campus.

SAN FRANCISCO CAMPUS CURRICULUM

FALL 2019 SEMESTER ENTRY

7 SEMESTERS | 60 CREDITS

Fall 2019 | 9 credits

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

Winter Intersession | 3 credits

CPSY 683 - Clinical Psychopharmacology (3)

Spring 2020 | 12 credits

CPSY 632 - Child and Adolescent Development (3)
CPSY 639 - Individual and Family Psychopathology (3)
CPSY 642 - Counseling Methods (3)
CPSY 651 - Adult Development and Gerapsychology (3)

Summer 2020 | 9 credits

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

Fall 2020 | 12 credits

CPSY 637 - Traineeship I (3)
CPSY 687 - Family Systems Therapy (3)

CPSY 647 - Group Work in Clinical Settings (3)

CPSY 690 - Research Methods (3)

Winter Intercession | 3 credits

CPSY 654 - Career Counseling (3)

Spring 2021 | 12 credits

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

CPSY 646 - Community Mental Health: Concepts of Recovery, Wellness, Systems of Care and Advocacy (3)

CPSY 665 - Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling (3)