Wanyu Chang, PsyD CSPP t Clinical Psychology PhD Student

All three of the 2013 LACPA Convention Poster Award Winners are from the CSPP Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs in Los Angeles. 

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Jennifer Konkin

The Leadership Study: Interesting, understandable and practical research from San Diego Organizational Psychology graduate Dr. Jennifer Konkin.

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Michi Fu

CSPP Faculty, Dr. Michi Fu

Recognized by PBS SoCal as a Community Champion.

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Jei Africa, 2003 CSPP Graduate

CSPP Graduate, Dr. Jei Africa

Dr. Africa supports CSPP student research in Filipino American Studies with the Jei Africa Dissertation Award.

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Clinical Counseling

Clinical Counseling Masters Program 

WHAT IS CLINICAL COUNSELING?

Clinical Counseling is a master’s level mental health profession that applies counseling and psychotherapeutic techniques to identify and remediate cognitive, mental, and emotional issues, including personal growth, adjustment to disability, psychosocial and environmental problems, and crisis intervention. The MA Clinical Counseling Program integrates the principles of mental health recovery-oriented practice.

APPLY NOW FOR FALL ADMISSION

Tuition: $650 per unit

Evening and weekend course schedule available in Fresno.

CONTACT US TODAY

1.415.955.2146
sfadmissions@alliant.edu
www.alliant.edu/cspp

NEW LOW COST TUITION RATE

This is a high growth occupation and the state of California has a great need for more mental health counselors. We decided to expand this program to  Fresno to serve a greater population with limited access to mental health care. The original tuition cost of $1060/unit was deemed too high for the Central Valley MA program so we advocated for a lower cost. As both the new Fresno location and existing SF program are the same, we advocated for both locations to have the same lower cost. We succeeded in making the MA Clinical Counseling training more affordable and at the same time maintaining a highly rigorous and social justice -focused program. Our graduates have an extremely high rate of getting highly competitive paid internship positions due to their excellent clinical training, critical thinking skills and unique grant-writing experience. Feedback from community agencies confirms the impressive strengths of the training our students get in the MA-CC program compared to other universities in the region.

PROGRAM DURATION

This 60-unit MA program is designed to be completed in a minimum of two years of full time study.

TRAINING MODEL

Students develop practitioner skills in diagnosis, treatment planning, and psychological interventions with individuals and groups. The program uses academic, experiential, research-based clinical practice approaches and direct community service learning in coursework and field placements. Integrating a strengths-based and resilience perspective, the program fosters critical consciousness and reflective thinking as students learn counseling and consultation skills found to be effective with a variety of mental health issues. Students gain multicultural competence and a strong foundation in social justice advocacy to empower the clients and communities they will serve.

RESEARCH TRAINING

As part of the social justice advocacy training, students will engage in a two-semester collaborative community research project in the Research Methods and Masters Project courses. This will culminate with students submitting a grant proposal to support community mental health services.