Excellence in the Christian mental health profession.
The Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology equips students to serve with excellence as mental health professionals. The course of study provides students with an advanced understanding of relationships, mental health and therapeutic skills which empowers them to change lives. Faculty are licensed professionals working in their areas of expertise and are committed to Christian integration, academic excellence, student mentorship, and building community.
This degree prepares graduates for licensure in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and with an additional 5 units as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). It also prepares graduates for doctoral programs, service in ministry, and other career opportunities.
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Ethical & Legal Issues
Advanced Developmental Psychology
Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy and Diversity
Clinical Foundations I
Psychology, Theology & Spirituality
Psychodynamic Theory & Treatment
Professional Skills in Clinical Practice
Violence, Abuse & Trauma*
Cognitive-Behavioral Theory & Treatment
Current Psychotherapy Topics
Psychosocial Stressors & Mental Health
Vanguard University is a private, Christian university of liberal arts equipping students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service.