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Curriculum for the Latina/o Mental Health Program

The following curriculum outlines the Latina/o specific courses offered in the Latina/o mental health emphasis. The remainder of the courses and curriculum follow the general requirements for our Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program. The general requirement courses are listed below.

*Latina/o specific courses are taken one day a week per semester at the Irvine campus.

Code Course Units

PSY 672

PSY 673

Spanish Language and Culture: Beginning Conversations and Understanding Linguistic Context
OR
Spanish Language and Culture in Counseling Latinas/os: Intermediate/Advanced

3

3

PSY 672A

PSY 673A

Continuation of Spanish Language and Culture: Beginning Conversations and Understand Linguistic Context
OR
Spanish Language and Culture in Counseling Latinas/os: Intermediate/Advanced

3

3

PSY 674 Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Disorders: Latina/o Emphasis 3
PSY 675  Assessment of Individuals, Couples, and Families: Latina/o Emphasis 3
PSY 676 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Latina/o Emphasis 3
PSY 677 Multicultural Counseling: Latina/o Emphasis 3
PSY 678 Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Latina/o Emphasis 3
PSY 679 Individual, Couple, and Family Development: A Life Cycle Approach, Latina/o Emphasis 3

PSY 662

PSY 663

Clinical Practicum
OR
Bilingual Clinical Practicum: Latina/o Emphasis

2,2,2

2,2,2

The courses listed below are considered foundational courses to all of our master's programs, including the Latina/o mental health emphasis. Students who have completed any of these courses at the undergraduate level may seek permission to waive such courses, provided they were completed at a regionally accredited institution, within the last seven years, at a grade of "B" or better. Additionally, students can test out of these courses while enrolled in the program. Foundation courses taken at the graduate level may be waived or transferred (maximum of 6 semester units for transfers). Permission to waive or transfer credits should be requested at the time of admission.

Code Course Units
PSY 657 Psychopathology 3
PSY 659 Behavioral Principles and Theories of Learning 3

The courses listed below follow the general requirements for the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program. These courses may be taken at any one of our campuses, including West Los Angeles, Irvine, and Encino.

Code Course Units
PSY 606 Interpersonal Skills and Group Therapy 3
PSY 623 Ethics and Law for Mental Health Professionals 3
PSY 624 Individual and Family Treatment of Substance Abuse 3
PSY 626 Research and Evaluation Methods for Mental Health Professionals 3
PSY 627 Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals 3
PSY 628 Human Sexuality and Intimacy 1
PSY 639 Couple and Family Therapy I 3
PSY 640 Couple and Family Therapy II 3
PSY 642 Mental Health Systems, Practice, and Advocacy 3
PSY 661 Preparation for Practicum 3
PSY 668 Clinical Interventions with Children and Adolescents 3
PSY 669 Trauma in Diverse Populations 3
PSY 671 Career Development Theory and Techniques 3

 

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