Mental Health Administration (minimum of 36 units required) on haitus- not currently available

The master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in General Counseling Psychology 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 first year of coursework within the General Counseling Psychology specialization consists of required core classes. In addition to the core psychology coursework a total of 15 units will be completed in the second year. Students can choose to complete all additional coursework in the Graduate Psychology Program or a minimum of 9 units in Graduate Psychology Coursework and up to 6 units in MSMU Graduate Coursework from programs such as Humanities, Education, Business and Religious Studies. Individualized course plans will be tailored to each student through consultations with an academic advisor.

Completion of this specialization does NOT lead to professional licensure.

Note: if you should ever decide to return for an MFT specialization after completion of the General Counseling Psychology specialization, you will only be allowed to transfer up to 6 units into the MFT specialization; the rest of the classes will need to be repeated.

Students will complete PSY 291 (GCP Capstone Exam) based upon their Graduate Psychology coursework. This exam may be taken a maximum of two times, and must be successfully completed by the end of the semester the student intends to graduate.

Mental Health Administration (minimum of 36 units required) on hiatus- not currently available

The master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Mental Health Administration is a 36 unit program that prepares the graduate student to hold administrative positions in mental health organizations, to provide leadership in the mental health community and to design programs of the future. The MHA specialization is designed for individuals who are already in the nonprofit and/or mental health sector and wish to advance their knowledge and career options by taking on greater leadership and administrative roles, but are not interested in becoming licensed counselors.

The first year of this two year graduate program includes 18 units of Counseling Psychology core courses. The remaining 18 units will include 12 units taught by the Graduate Business faculty (9 units in foundation classes and 3 units in nonprofit management) and the remaining 6 units are electives emphasizing leadership in the mental health field (e.g., grant writing, designing treatment programs, or community mental health).

Completion of this specialization does NOT lead to professional licensure.

Note: if you should ever decide to return for an MFT specialization after completion of the Mental Health Administration specialization, you will only be allowed to transfer up to 6 units into the MFT specialization; the rest of the classes will need to be repeated.

Core Courses (18 units)

PSY 227Introduction to Counseling

3

PSY 268Psychopathology

3

PSY 263Law and Ethics in Counseling

3

PSY 200Applying Research to Practice

3

PSY 225Counseling Theories

3

PSY 203Multicultural Counseling

3

Business Courses (12 units)

BUS 201Foundations of Business Economics

1

BUS 202Foundations of Accounting

2

BUS 203Foundations of Finance

2

BUS 205Foundations of Management

2

BUS 206Foundations of Marketing

2

BUS 247Not for Profit Management

3

MHA Electives (6 units)

PSY 2xxElective Course

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Written Exam

PSY 291GCP Capstone Exam

0

Students will complete a written case study of a not-for-profit organization as their culminating written exam. This case study will be concurrent with the BUS 247 Not-for–Profit Management course.