This specialization will prepare students academically to become Marriage and Family Therapists/Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors. The goals of the program is on clinical evaluation, treatment, law and ethics, human diversity and research competence when treating clients in emotional distress in a variety of treatment settings. This three-year program includes: foundational courses in Year 1, clinical courses in Year 2, and 250 hours (face-to-face) of clinical fieldwork experience in Year 3.
Our General Counseling Psychology Specialization is a 36 unit program that explores counseling theories and topics, but does not have a field work requirement (and therefore does not prepare students for professional licensure). This specialization is designed for students who wish to earn a master’s degree in this fascinating field, but are not interested in becoming licensed therapists.
The ¡Enlaces! Certificate familiarizes students with the diversity of cultures in the Spanish-speaking community, the unique issues that these cultures bring to the counseling setting. Professional terminology and theory in Spanish, and the Spanish-language psychological literature, are emphasized, in addition to practicum experience working with Spanish-speaking clients. This certificate program is a unique focus of the Mount St. Mary's College Master's in Counseling degree (MFT Specialization required.)