Clinical counseling, like many of the helping professions, is a vital calling to help build a healthy and prosperous society. Through our Master’s in Clinical Counseling degree program, you will develop skills to diagnose, treat, and proactively guide individuals and groups to overcome disability, grow, embrace change, and counsel individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, anger management, and infidelity along with many other issues.
This program aims to prepare you to receive your California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPPC) credentials.
Get hands-on training through your internship of supervised practice that will arm you with the skills to treat for both individuals and groups. Over the course of the program, a total of 700 hours of experience is earned, with a minimum of 280 hours under direct supervision and guidance.
Learn methods to think critically and reflectively, break down the walls of bias, and learn to help people of all cultures, communities, and backgrounds.
“I deliberately chose CSPP because it is a professional school, I knew I wanted to be a practitioner, and I went to Alliant for that unique model. The school provided a good balance for making you a good consumer of data and science, yet also preparing you to work as a professional.”
Mark BlankenshipCSPP Alumnus
Earning an MA in Clinical Counseling is Your Opportunity to Help Those in Need
The field of mental health counseling is expected to grow by almost 25% over the next 10 years, and there are a variety of career paths available to clinical counselors. Some options include:
- Community Mental Health Clinics
- Couples and Family Services
- Outpatient and Inpatient Substance Abuse Centers
- Hospitals and health care agencies
- Government agencies and funded programs
- Public and provide Schools, Universities and training programs
- Private and group Practices
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Clinical Counseling is one of the faster-growing fields in psychology today. The Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that it will grow by 14% over the next 10 years, earning the field a “faster than average” designation from the BLS. This level of growth is expected due to increasing demand for clinical and counseling psychologists as people continue to turn to psychologists for help and guidance to ensure mental health. Psychologists will also be needed to provide services to an aging population, helping people deal with the mental and physical changes that happen as they grow older.
Graduates of the Master’s in Clinical Counseling degree program often work as a clinical counselor in one, or more, of the following settings: substance abuse, mental health and therapy, military service personnel, marriage and family therapy, and long-term rehabilitation and care. They can also open their own private practice or branch out into other fields, such as: social services, authorship, teaching, humanitarian and international work, or professional research for public and private entities. The California Association of Licensed Professional Counselors (CALPCC) continues to increase the scope of practice of LPCCs and competency to address the unmet need for mental health services across California, hence the growing demand for LPCCs and their taking on positions that were previously not open to them.
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships to many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities at: scholarships.alliant.edu.
Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more about your financial aid options here.
As an approved BBS Graduates are eligible for licensure as Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) in the state of California upon completion of post-degree intern hours and passing of the licensure exams. Candidates for licensure as an LPCC in California are required to complete a total of 3,000 hours of supervised professional experience after the completion of the master’s degree. Candidates must then pass written examinations for licensure. Continuing education is required to maintain the license. If you wish to practice in a state or region other than California, please contact that state/region’s licensure board for that specific information.
The Master’s in Clinical Counseling degree program is a 60-credit program and takes a minimum of 2 years to complete, either across 6 semesters or 11 terms, depending on which calendar is applicable to you.
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At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.
The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) is Alliant’s cornerstone school and was built on a legacy of thought leadership, multicultural competence, and quality of care. CSPP’s programs pair hands-on professional practice with academic rigor in order to prepare the next generation of psychologists and mental health care professionals.