Master's Degree in Counseling in California in USA

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Pursuing an education in counseling can prepare students for a variety of careers in the fields of academia, mental health and more. Examples of typical classes include personality assessment, social and cultural bases of behavior, ethics and professional standards, crisis intervention, psychopathology, family therapy and cognitive behavior.

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests

California has the highest population amongst all US states with an economy rivaling entire countries. It is home to the largest university system in the United States.

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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

At CIIS, expressive arts therapy refers to a therapeutic approach with individuals, couples, families, groups, and community-based programs that integrates a wide range of art modalities in the service of human growth, development, and healing. [+]

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy

The Expressive Arts Therapy Program is still accepting applications for Fall, 2015!

What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

At CIIS, expressive arts therapy refers to a therapeutic approach with individuals, couples, families, groups, and community-based programs that integrates a wide range of art modalities in the service of human growth, development, and healing. It takes a multi-arts or multimodal approach, integrating painting, drawing, sculpture, dance/movement, music, drama, ritual, poetry, and prose within therapeutic encounters.

Expressive arts therapists seek to build a compassionate, supportive, and culturally-sensitive relationship with clients. The expressive arts become the medium through which clients can explore and potentially transform emotional, social, spiritual, and relational issues; identify strengths; and experience new creative insights.... [-]


Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Drama Therapy

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

The CIIS Drama Therapy program is one of only three master's programs in the United States both regionally accredited and approved by the North American Drama Therapy Association, and is one of only a handful of such programs in the world. [+]

MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Drama Therapy

Freedom and possibility are two key words that begin to describe the essence of drama therapy. Life is finite; there are only so many experiences we can have. But in drama, the opportunities and options are endless, enabling us to dive more deeply into the richness of life. And when the dramas are authentic and "real," they have the power to affect, and even alter, our real lives profoundly. For the past thirty years, we have been investigating how therapeutically adapted dramatic processes work overtime to heal wounds, facilitate lasting change, and help people reach their highest potential.

-Renée Emunah, Program Founder/Director... [-]


Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Community Mental Health

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our program trains masters-level clinicians in the specialized skills necessary to work as mental health providers in public and community mental health settings. [+]

CIIS's Community Mental Health program trains students to become licensed psychotherapists and leaders in empowering disenfranchised communities. Our graduates are a driving force in meeting the needs of and creating change for populations who have been underserved and overlooked by traditional counseling services.

Our students learn to address systemic issues within a patient's community and surroundings that affect mental health. Our graduates are proactively involved in public policy, community organizing, defending the rights of underserved groups, and public health.

About the Program

This 3-year program includes five in-person weekend sessions per semester, and takes place in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. ... [-]


MA School Counseling

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

The School Counseling program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing counselors to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, adolescents, and young adults in educational settings. [+]

The 49 credit School Counseling program meets requirements recently issued by the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for those seeking a career in school counseling in K-12 schools.

OPTION: After their first semester at USF, students enrolled in the 49-credit School Counseling/Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Program have the option to enroll in a 60-credit Dual Concentration Program in School Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling.

Graduates of the program obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and are eligible for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential. They may be employed:

in public or private educational settings, in community-based agencies, as consultants to schools, education programs, and other institutions serving the educational needs of youth. ... [-]