Option 1 - CMHC: MFT & LPCC Licensure

Major Core Requirements
Course Title Units
COUN 501 Counseling Theories & Professional Orientation 4
COUN 510A Applied Counseling Techniques & Assessment 4
COUN 513 Research, Evaluation, and Assessment In Counseling 4
COUN 514A School Counseling (only) Field Experience I 4
COUN 514B School Counseling (only) Field Experience II 4
COUN 515A CMHC (only) Supervised Field Experience I 4
COUN 514B CMHC (only) Supervised Field Experience II 4
COUN 570 Multicultural Counseling 4

Total units in the MA core: 24

Completion of the Community Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy (CC/MFT) option, in addition to the major core requirements above, satisfies all academic requirements in order to be eligible for the MFT examination. If the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) mandates changes in curriculum for MFT trainees, the Department of Counseling will revise courses accordingly so the curriculum remains in compliance with BBS standards.

Option 1 Requirements
Course Title Units
COUN 502P Whole Lifespan Development: Child & Adolescent Development 2
COUN 502Q Whole Lifespan Development: Adult Development 2
COUN 503 Clinical Diasgnosis & Treatment Planning 4
COUN 510B Applied Counseling Practicum & Advanced Techniques 4
COUN 511A Fundamental & Theoretical Foundations of Career Counseling 1
COUN 511B Measurement & Assessment for Career Counseling 1
COUN 511C Career Planning & Counseling Issues of Young Adulthood, Adulthood & Late Adulthood 1
COUN 512 Theory and Practice of Group Counseling 4
COUN 540 Counseling Diverse Couples & Families 4
COUN 545 Counseling Orientation, Law & Ethics & Case Management Practices 4
COUN 580 Couples & Sexuality Counseling 4
COUN 582 Psychopharmacology for Counselors 3
COUN 583 Substance Abuse & Dependence 1

Total units in MA Option I: 36
Total units for the MA: 60

All Master's candidates are required to complete a project representing a comprehensive and integrative understanding of the field of Counseling. Projects include a case analysis and a standardized exit exam.

Six hundred clock hours of supervised field expereicne are required for the CMHC option.

Community College Counseling Credential

Completion of the M.A. degree in either option satisfies all current requirements to apply for the Community College Counseling Credential. However, it should be noted that all of the required 600-hour school counseling field experience will be at the K-12 level and not at the Community College level.