Marriage & Family Therapy / Professional Clinical Counselor (MFT/PCC)


Today’s families face many stresses and challenges inside and outside the home. An MA in Counseling, with a specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy/Professional Clinical Counselor, gives you the skills, knowledge, and training to help make a positive difference in the lives of couples, parents and children.

This degree specialization provides the educational requirements necessary to pursue an MFT and/or PCC internship upon graduation. After completing the required clinical experience, you can apply for California's Board of Behavioral Science MFT and/or PCC license exams.

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Program Duration
  • Sequence of 68 units; designed to build skills that are applicable beyond the workplace and to help you grow and succeed

The 40 units of core courses, plus 28 units (below), for a minimum of 68 units:

  • COUN 701: Psychopathology (3 units)
  • COUN 711: Theory and Practice of Counseling Couples (2 units)
  • COUN 721: Family Systems, Theories and Applications (3 units)
  • COUN 731: Treatment of Children (3 units)
  • COUN 741: Advanced Clinical Practice (3 units)
  • COUN 751: Community Mental Health and Trauma Interventions (3 units)
  • COUN 761: Addictions, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Recovery-Oriented Treatment (1 unit)
  • COUN 781: Counseling Older Adults and Their Families (1 unit)
  • COUN 771: Psychopharmacology for MFT/PCC (3 units)
  • COUN 791: Counseling Field Experience (1-3 units each term; 6 units total): Students are engaged in fieldwork in clinical, school or college settings appropriate to department specialization(s) and career objectives. Weekly seminars held for specific specializations. Supervision provided by Counseling Department campus supervisors and department-approved field supervisors.

MFTPCC Courses.pdf

Marriage & Family Therapy / Professional Clinical Counselor Plans of Study


Dual School Counseling + Marriage and Family Counseling Plans of Study:


School and Department Information

We believe that education can transform lives and make a positive impact on our future and in our communities — particularly those that are underserved. Our curriculum prepares leaders who understand the causes of inequities within society and how these affect our communities, including students, parents and teachers.