The Certificate in Post-Master's Clinical Training, offers advanced, individualized training to clinicians who have completed a master’s degree in psychology or a related field. Individuals must be registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage and Family Therapy intern, as a pre-licensed associate social worker, or with the Board of Psychology as a psychological assistant. The advanced degree must have been received from an institution with regional accreditation, an example being the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
In this certificate program, students have the opportunity to acquire new skills while earning hours toward licensure. The program is designed to be completed within a year or less, offering a combination of courses and fieldwork to meet the particular individual’s need or interests. Examples of concentrations of interest for study include child therapy, psychodynamic therapy, couple and family therapy, addiction studies, or expressive arts. Other interests and specialties are open to consideration. The number of units in the program depends on student needs.
John F. Kennedy University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Accreditation entitles the University to participate in federal student financial aid programs. The University is approved for veterans’ training.
Students and graduates of the University are accepted by other colleges and universities upon transfer. In addition, many businesses, government agencies, industries, and other employers recognize the value of advanced study at the University and approve reimbursement to their employees for all or a portion of their tuition costs.