Counseling M.S.Ed.

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Programs offered in counseling are characterized by intensive clinical supervision by faculty members in an on-campus clinic, by strengths in the areas of family systems and couples' therapy, and by the rich multi-ethnic composition of the community, students and clients.

Mission

To prepare students for professional practice at the Master’s level in Mental Health Counseling (MHC), and Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) through the integration of theory, research and skills derived from science-based education.

Goals

The Master’s program prepares students to function as culturally competent counselors to address the mental health needs of a diverse client population.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Our counseling students will demonstrate knowledge of DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders- 5th Edition) symptom criteria for mental disorders. They will accurately identify clinical symptoms and provide the corresponding diagnosis based on DSM-5 criteria.
  • Students are expected to demonstrate competence in developing case conceptualizations. Specifically, students should be able to incorporate theories in developing comprehensive case conceptualizations of practicum patients (patients treated at our on-campus training clinic).
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge in the application of ethical guidelines governing the practice of mental health counseling.