MA in Psychology, Professional Clinical Counseling

In this degree program students will practice their technique and gain hands-on experience in research, bibliographic methods, ethical issues, human diversity, psychopathology, diagnosis, assessment and life span development.

Professional Clinical Counseling Degree Overview

The Master of Arts in Psychology, Professional Clinical Counseling meets the education requirements in California for licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (Business and Professions Code section 4999.33) or certification in other states.

As a student, you will:

  • Apply career development theories and techniques to work/career issues and problems.
  • Implement theory and techniques from multiple orientations to address therapeutic problems of individuals.
  • Utilize assessment techniques to include crisis evaluation and diagnostic assessment to focus on clinical cases.
  • Use ethical and professional decision-making to study issues in the practice of psychotherapy and counseling.
  • Implement theory and techniques to facilitate a group process.
  • Analyze the role of psychopharmacological agents on the prevention and treatment of psychological dysfunction.
  • Analyze the role of environmental factors and community resources in providing mental health services.
  • Advanced Individual Counseling: Implement theory and techniques from multiple orientations to therapeutic problems of individuals.

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Fall I (Sep 04, 2018)

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Ways to Learn

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Online

Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Fairfield Campus
2450 Martin Road, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
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Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
Santa Clarita Campus
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Room UCEN 204c, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Visalia Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991

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    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • Autobiographical Essay
    • Three recommendation forms
    • Signed Ethical and Responsibility Statement form
    • View the Psychology Program Introduction Video
    • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
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    This program is only available to CA state residents. Please contact a University Enrollment Coach for details.

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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

    Graduate Level Exams

    Most of Brandman’s Master Degree programs do not require a graduate level exam; however, there are a few that do. For detailed information about which Brandman programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog.

    Program Curriculum

    • (Offered at California campuses only)

      Foundation Courses

       

      PSYU 501 The Counseling Process

      3

      PSYU 508 Life Span Development/Aging and Long Term Care

      3

      PSYU 511 Psychological Assessment

      3

      PSYU 532 Research and Bibliographic Methods

      3

      PSYU 578 Ethical and Professional Issues

      3

      Foundation Courses Subtotal

      15

      Marriage Therapy/Domestic Violence

       

      PSYU 561 Marital Systems and Studies and Domestic Violence

      3

      Marriage Therapy/Domestic Violence Subtotal

      3

      Multicultural Counseling and Techniques

       

      PSYU 613 Clinical Issues in Human Diversity

      3

      Multicultural Counseling and Techniques Subtotal

      3

      Adult Counseling Core

       

      PSYU 570 Advanced Psychopathology and Diagnosis

      3

      PSYU 575 Advanced Individual Counseling I

      3

      PSYU 576 Advanced Individual Counseling II

      3

      Adult Counseling Core Subtotal

      9

      Specialized Topics

       

      PSYU 533 Psychopharmacology

      3

      PSYU 565 Child/Adolescent Psychopathology and Child Abuse Reporting

      3

      PSYU 581 Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Disorders

      3

      PSYU 582 Community and Environmental Mental Health

      3

      PSYU 586 Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse

      3

      PSYU 595 Crisis and Trauma Counseling

      3

      PSYU 617 Transition to Work and Career

      3

      PSYU 652 Theory and Practice of Group Counseling

      3

      Specialized Topics Subtotal

      24

      Practicum

       

      PSYU 688 Practicum I *

      3

      PSYU 689 Practicum II *

      3

      PSYU 690 Practicum III *

      3

      Practicum Subtotal

      9

      *If a student does not complete the required practicum hours and/or the Capstone Case Study during the PSYU 688, 689, 690 course series, s/he will be enrolled in a required PSYU 695 Practicum Continuation course (0 credits) and required to pay a Practicum Continuation fee, per each course and session, until the student receives a P in the PSYU 688, 689, 690 courses or until the student's seven-year program completion timeline has expired. Students will accumulate hours toward their practicum requirements only when enrolled in PSYU 688, 689, 690, or 695.

       

      Total Credits

      63

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