Standard Program

Designed for students with counseling experience, the Standard Program comprises 24 courses and two clinical experiences: Practicum and Internship. The program can be completed on an accelerated full-time, traditional, or part-time basis.

California regulations require the equivalent of at least two quarters of coursework in order to begin your Practicum season. Therefore, California residents are only eligible for admission to the traditional and part-time tracks. 

Sample course schedules for each track can be found below:

Standard Program: Accelerated Track Sample Course Sequence (Six-Quarter)

Quarter Course Title
1 480-6: Counseling Methods: Skills for Counseling and Psychotherapy
1 416-6: Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy
1 483-6: Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling
1 486-6: Supervised Practicum
2 481-6: Counseling Methods: Strategies for Counseling and Psychotherapy
2 426-6: Assessment of Counseling (Adult/Child)
2 412-6: Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
2 487-6: Supervised Practicum
3 482-6: Counseling Methods: Outreach, Prevention & Advocacy
3 Required Human Development Course
3 415-6: Psychopathology in Counseling
3 488-6: Supervised Practicum
4 484-6: Cultural Diversity in Counseling
4 411-6: Individual Systems: Psychodynamic Viewpoints
4 Required Specialization Course
4 489-6: Supervised Internship
5 422-6: Foundations of Family, Marital and Couples Counseling
5 406-6: Research Methods in Counseling
5 452-6: Theory & Technique of Substance Abuse
5 490-6: Supervised Internship
6 427-6: Career Development
6 485-6: Advanced Topics in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
6 Elective
6 491-6: Supervised Internship

Standard Program: Traditional Track Sample Course Sequence (Nine-Quarter)

Quarter Course Title
1 416-6: Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy
1 484-6: Cultural Diversity in Counseling
2 452-6: Theory & Technique of Substance Abuse
2 426-6: Assessment in Counseling (Adult/Child)
3 483-6: Ethics and Legal Issues
3 411-6: Individual Systems: Psychodynamic Viewpoints
4 480-6: Counseling Methods: Skills for Counseling and Psychotherapy
4 415-6: Psychopathology in Counseling
4 486-6: Supervised Practicum
5 Required Human Development Course
5 481-6: Counseling Methods: Strategies for Counseling and Psychotherapy
5 487-6: Supervised Practicum
6 412-6: Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
6 482-6: Counseling Methods: Outreach, Prevention & Advocacy
6 488-6: Supervised Practicum
7 Required Specialization Course
7 422-6: Foundations of Family, Marital and Couples Counseling
7 489-6: Supervised Internship
8 406-6: Research Methods in Counseling
8 Elective
8 490-6: Supervised Internship
9 427-6: Career Development
9 485-6: Advanced Topics in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
9 491-6: Supervised Internship

Standard Program: Part-Time Track Sample Course Sequence (12-Quarter)

Quarter Course Title
1 416-6: Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy
1 484-6: Cultural Diversity in Counseling
2 426-6: Assessment in Counseling (Adult/Child)
2 452-6: Theory & Technique of Substance Abuse
3 411-6: Individual Systems: Psychodynamic Viewpoints
3 427-6: Career Development
4 Required Human Development Course
4 422-6: Foundations of Family, Marital, and Couples Counseling
5 Required Specialization Course
5 412-6: Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
6 483-6: Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling
6 415-6: Psychopathology in Counseling
7 480-6: Counseling Methods: Skills for Counseling and Psychotherapy
7 486-6: Supervised Practicum
8 481-6: Counseling Methods: Strategies for Counseling and Psychotherapy
8 487-6: Supervised Practicum
9 482-6: Counseling Methods: Outreach, Prevention & Advocacy
9 488-6: Supervised Practicum
10 Elective
10 489-6: Supervised Internship
11 490-6: Supervised Internship
11 406-6: Research Methods in Counseling
12 485-6: Advanced Topics in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
12 491-6: Supervised Internship

See the full list of course descriptions.