With a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Sofia University, you will have the education and pre-degree training to pursue licensure as a clinician skilled in whole-person approaches to health and healing. Moreover, you will learn to care for your own growth and well-being in a supportive, collaborative atmosphere.
In addition to providing the educational and pre-degree clinical training requirements for both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC), Sofia University’s MACP program offers:
- Both on-campus and low-residency (online) formats.
- Education shaped by a collaborative cohort experience.
- Experiential transpersonal skill-building labs.
- Optional specialization in Creative Expression.
- Four quarters of clinical experience before graduation.
- Focus on individual, child, couple and family therapy.
- Professional preparation for both public and private practice.
The MACP curriculum is designed to meet the California Board of Behavioral Sciences educational and pre-degree clinical training requirements for both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). In the second year, you will have the option to choose either or both licensure track, LMFT or LPCC.
Transpersonal Skills Labs
The MACP program features Transpersonal Skills Labs that combine theory, practice, and group formation with deep personal growth and development. These unique learning labs provide practical application and integration.
The Transpersonal Mosaic
A particularly dynamic component of the program is the Transpersonal Mosaic – an immersion into spiritual practices and innovative transpersonal theories and tools. Coursework includes various styles of meditation, principles of Aikido, theories of transpersonal psychology, and diverse modalities for creative expression.
Actively Practicing Faculty
Mentorship is an important teaching tool that helps you flourish academically, personally and professionally. Classes are taught by experienced scholars and clinicians who have integrated psychological and spiritual principles into their counseling practices. Small class size encourages dynamic exchange between students and faculty.
The Practicum Year
This year allows you to practice learned theories and techniques and hone your counseling skills with a full year of clinical work in an agency setting. The practicum includes both face-to-face client hours (LMFT minimum of 225, LPCC minimum of 280) and on-site supervision. Additionally, a clinical faculty member will mentor you in a seminar-style class where you will learn to present case histories in accord with professional standards.
Choice of two delivery formats:
Sofia University’s MACP curriculum is offered in two delivery modes. Both formats offer an optional specialization in Creative Expression:
Daytime MACP (2 or 3 Years): This on-campus program allows you to complete your degree in two or three years, including summer sessions.
Hybrid / Online Face-to-Face MACP (3 or 4 Years): With just two on-campus intensives per year and online coursework, you can complete this three or four-year program without relocating. Note: Check with your state agency to be sure this program is accepted.
This degree prepares you for:
Sofia’s Masters in Counseling Psychology curriculum meets the educational and pre-degree clinical training requirements for both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC), as established by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
- Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA from an accredited school.
- Foundational psychology course(s) may be required by the program chair.