Certificate in Clinical Counseling

Welcome to Certificate in Clinical Counseling

The Certificate in Clinical Counseling is designed for those who hold or are obtaining a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or a closely related profession, and who are seeking to apply for the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) credential for the State of California, or any similar license in the United States (e.g., Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor). Professional clinical counseling is the application of counseling interventions and psychotherapeutic techniques (cognitive, affective, verbal or nonverbal, systemic or holistic counseling strategies that include principles of development, wellness, and maladjustment that reflect a pluralistic society) to identify and remediate cognitive, mental, and emotional issues, including personal growth, adjustment to disability, crisis intervention, and psychosocial and environmental problems. There are six prerequisite units to begin the certificate, and 15 units of advanced coursework. Certificate students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 across certificate coursework.


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