2021-2022 Catalog

Dual Master of Arts in Counseling and Forensic Psychology

 

This dual master’s program leading to two separate graduate degrees offers students a strong background in Forensic Psychology while ensuring them a quality counseling program leading to state licensure as an MFT and LPCC. The degrees for the dual master’s are conferred simultaneously to candidates upon completion of all of the program’s requirements (i.e., both degrees). Degree candidates are not eligible to participate in the annual commencement ceremony until they have either completed all program requirements or are enrolled in their final courses immediately preceding the ceremony. Graduating students are prepared to register with the BBS as an associate, collect 3000 documented and approved hours and sit for licensure with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and/or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). The program is continually updated to meet the requirements set by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

 

Courses

81 units

CPSY 201Foundations of Psychological Research

3

CPSY 202Psychopharmacology

3

CPSY 203Foundations of Forensic Psychology

3

CPSY 205Psychopathology

3

CPSY 206Forensic Psychology and the Law

3

CPSY 207Psychology of Criminal Behavior

3

CPSY 208Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment

3

CPSY 209Interventions and Treatment in Forensic Psychology

3

CPSY 210Counseling Theories

3

CPSY 211Forensics: Psychometrics and Assessment

3

CPSY 212Forensic Psychology Professional Practice Seminar

3

CPSY 215The Law and Professional Ethics

3

CPSY 220Human Development Across the Lifespan

3

CPSY 226Advanced Issues in Correctional and Community Counseling

3

CPSY 230Human Diversity in Counseling

2

CPSY 235Advanced Human Diversity Issues in Counseling

3

CPSY 250Marriage and Family Counseling

3

CPSY 260Treatment of Children and Adolescents

3

CPSY 265Group Psychotherapy

3, 2

CPSY 271Trauma, Loss and Grief

3

CPSY 275Spirituality, Community and Trauma

3

CPSY 278Community Mental Health Theory and Practice

3

CPSY 280Psychological Assessment

2

CPSY 285Introduction to Supervised Practicum and Case Seminar

3

CPSY 290Supervised Practicum and Case Seminar

3

CPSY 298Integrating Seminar

3

*CPSY 290: 3 semesters.

*CPSY 204: Must be completed if seeking LPCC licensure per the California BBS.