Academic Year 2013-14
California Board of Behavioral Sciences has determined
that our coursework meets the statutory requirements
for the Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist (BPC) 4980.36.
Feb. 15, 2014
is the early
review only complete applications received by that date.
After that date we will only review complete
applications received by April 15.
April 15, 2014
is the standard application deadline.
We will only
review complete applications received by that
will consider complete applications received after that
date if space is available.
Thank you for visiting the Master of Science in Counseling
Psychology program website. This program meets the state of
California Board of Behavioral Sciences educational requirements
for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
If you would like to apply for admission please download the NEW
Classes run Monday through Thursday from 4-10 P.M.
Training courses in our clinic require that you be available at
least two afternoons a week for two consecutive quarters. In
your last year you must be available 20 hours per week during
regular business hours M-F, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. for a field
If you have any questions, please contact Ken Ishida,
Thanks for your interest!
We offer a challenging program that includes two quarters of
experience in the state-of-the-art CSUB University Counselor
Training Clinic and field traineeships, all of which provide
low-cost counseling services to the Bakersfield community
The Program provides for:
- A foundation in the theory of research and
relationship-building expertise that contribute to strong
therapeutic alliances with clients
- Experiential learning, through which students learn and
practice relevant skills and come to trust their own internal
experiencing in work with clients.
- An understanding and a sensitivity to the effects of diverse
individual, familial, and cultural factors
- The acquisition of proficiencies needed for life-long
learning and continued professional development
The Program offers a balance between: