M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy (MFT)
California Lutheran University’s M.S in Counseling Psychology program with an emphasis in Marital and Family Therapy prepares the student to become a professional marital and family therapist by developing an integration of academic knowledge and clinical skills. It is designed to meet all academic requirements for the California State license in marital and family therapy. Licensing by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners requires a master’s degree with specified content, supervised counseling experience, and written and oral examination.
This program will provide students with personal insights and communication skills that will help them understand families on an interactive system and attend to the needs of a wide variety of people and settings. Students will receive the opportunity to be in a 12-month practicum placement in the Community Counseling and Parent Child Study Center at Cal Lutheran. This will provide students with an on-site clinical training experience designed to facilitate their growth as a therapist.
In addition, we offer specialization options for students who want to focus on areas that interest them. These areas include Recovery Model, Latino Counseling, Attachment Theory, and Family Mediation. For the convenience of students, classes are offered at our Thousand Oaks and Oxnard campus.
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International Financial Aid:
Master's College or University I
Loans may be available. The first step is to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the code: 001133.