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Program Features

Distinctions of Our Program

Academic Features

  • This degree fulfills all academic requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist as set forth by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. You can see our most recent pass rates for the licensing exams on the BBS website.
  • With an additional five units and practicum hours graduates meet all academic requirements for licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor in California.
  • Exit Project required in place of a thesis.

Professional Development

  • Clinical interests developed through training in a variety of agencies.
  • Appropriate training and fieldwork experience equips students to work and minister effectively within a variety of settings.
  • Specific training in clinical conceptualization.
  • Required personal therapy concurrent with course work benefits the student by giving them the opportunity to be engaged in the therapeutic process as a client.
  • Content and structure aids in further career development of ministers, law enforcement officers, health care workers, teachers and other mental health workers.

Program Design

  • Clinical class sizes are limited to 15 and practicum class sizes are limited to 8.
  • Full-time students receive a Masters degree in three years (seven to eight semesters) or two years (five semesters).
  • Late afternoon and evening classes.
  • Full and part time availability with the option of evening only, three and four year tracks.
  • Selected classes are offered online or during the summer.

Christian Community

  • Mentoring and individual attention from faculty and staff.
  • Emphasis placed on integration of Christianity and psychology.
  • Environment that facilitates development of a cohesive and supportive community.
  • Faculty are licensed professionals working in their areas of expertise who are committed to Christian integration in academic excellence, community, and guiding students.

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