Master of Science in Counseling: Concentration in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. Students are eligible to sit for the State of California examination for the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) license upon completion of all the Board of Behavioral Sciences requirements.
A note about terminology: the Department is aware that the term MFCC ( marriage, family, and child counseling) has been replaced by MFT ( marriage and family therapy); however, since MFCC still appears in the degree title, which can only be changed by the Chancellor's Office, we will use the term MFCC when referring specifically to the degree. We will use the term MFT when referring to the program as the field.
The major objective of this specialization is to provide training for students in the field of marriage and family therapy consistent with State of California requirements for licensing and accreditation requirements for certification. We are guided by these requirements and by the emergence of mental health counseling as one of the major service providers for the community. As such, it is our responsibility to focus our generic and specific efforts toward professional development, which include theoretical and developmental foundations, psychodiagnostic skills, and a broad range of counseling and therapeutic abilities with a culturally diverse population. Consistent with the general mission of the Department of Counseling, the MFCC specialization recognizes the need for close coordination with the field and the maintenance of a responsive curriculum.