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An Inspiration for Change in the Community

The Graduate School of Education and Psychology embraces Pepperdine University’s legacy of service and is proud to be an active member of the community. Through both university-led initiatives as well as partnerships with existing organizations, Pepperdine students gain valuable learning experiences while serving as an inspiration for change for those in need.

Our community efforts include:

The Urban Initiative
High drop out rates, violence, graffiti and mental health issues are just a few of the challenges that are often exacerbated urban settings. The Graduate School of Education and Psychology has launched an urban initiative to help address these issues to prepare and sustain those engaged in service to those in urban settings.

The Center for the Family
Created to provide a supportive force to help strengthen families, the Boone Center for the Family provides practical seminars for marriage enrichment and parenting, as well as training for churches, professionals, and lay leaders who reach wider audiences in their communities.

Clinics and Counseling Centers
The Graduate School of Education and Psychology manages three counseling clinics, which offer support to the Pepperdine and external communities. Services are offered at the university’s graduate campuses in West Los Angeles, Encino, and Irvine.

Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission
As a part of the school’s prestigious Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grant, Pepperdine psychology students, supervised by psychology professionals, provide counseling services to the homeless community at the Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission.

MFT Consortium of Orange County
The Orange County MFT Consortium brings together a diverse group of mental health professionals to share information about important BBS regulatory issues and the trends for the MFT profession throughout the state and nation