Counseling Psychology


Masters Degree


Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    62
  • Cost Per Unit
    $680
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $42k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    24
  • Accreditation
    WASC Accredited

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Master of Science in Counseling Psychology



Overview

California Baptist University’s Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program is designed to prepare students to enter the field of either marriage and family therapy or professional clinical counseling with a firm understanding of psychological science from a distinctly Christian worldview. Graduates will receive the education and training necessary to assess and treat individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing relational difficulties, and meets the current requirements for licensure in the state of California as a marriage and family therapist or licensed professional clinical counselor.[1] [2]

The online Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program is designed to prepare graduate students to enter the professional field of marriage and family therapy or professional clinical counseling with a sound psychological and spiritual foundation that will allow them to assess and treat individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing relational difficulties. Students graduating from the program will satisfy the curriculum requirements necessary to pursue California licensure as a marriage and family therapist or professional clinical counselor.

Comprehensive Examination

Students graduating from the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) Program will be required to successfully complete a written comprehensive examination, which includes the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE) and several vignette questions that address law/ethics, diagnosing, and treatment planning. Students unable to come to the CBU campus to take the proctored exam will need to make proctoring arrangements at a CBU Online -approved location on a case-by-case basis. See the attached document for a more detailed overview of the CPCE and vignette portion of the exam.

Classes are offered in one of two formats—a virtual hybrid format involving synchronous high definition online interactions and an asynchronous online format that allows students to work at their own pace—utilizing a convenient, accelerated schedule with the most current technology to support live interactions between students and faculty. To be sure the Counseling Psychology program brings together several salient ingredients in order to enhance and strengthen graduate-level clinical training—weekly peer interactions that allow burgeoning clinicians to develop crucial interpersonal skills in the context of supportive relationships; the cultivation of leadership qualities and clinical knowledge via ongoing professional socialization;  live online meetings between faculty and students to offer important mentoring experiences; a convenient schedule for busy working adults with families who want to better their future; and a flexible, blended delivery model of student learning that is more effective than solely face-to-face or entirely online delivery mediums (Cynkar, 2007; Munsey, 2008; Murray, 2002; U.S. Department of Education, 2010).

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Describe the structure of the therapeutic process, as well as legal and ethical issues related to the practice of psychotherapy. Students will successfully apply these skills and legal and ethical knowledge to clinical practice in order to secure and maintain a practicum placement.
  2. Describe the most central theories, principles, methods, and techniques for working with individuals, couples, families, adults, elder adults, children, adolescents, and groups, including those with severe mental illness, so as to improve, restore, or maintain healthy relationships.
  3. Explicate developmental issues (e.g., normal and abnormal behavior) from infancy to old age, including cognitive, psychological, social, health, moral, psychotherapeutic, and spiritual perspectives on aging, and describe the most central theories and research related to lifespan development.
  4. Describe the theoretical and practical applications of research methods to psychotherapy.
  5. Describe the DSM-IV-TR, including the assessment, diagnosis, and prognosis of mental disorders, as well as the nature and causes of psychopathology from social, biological, and psychological perspectives. Included in this knowledge will be an articulation of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of sexual dysfunction.
  6. Explicate the role that assessment and testing (e.g., intelligence, personality) plays in the diagnosis and treatment of DSM-IV-TR disorders.
  7. Communicate the effects of therapeutic interventions with culturally distinct populations, describing ways to be culturally competent and sensitive, as well as a cultural awareness of human development and resiliency.
  8. Analyze the integration of psychology and Christianity, and apply effective and ethical integrative interventions in clinical practice.
  9. Compare and contrast the major categories of psychotropic medication used in psychiatric intervention, and analyze referral issues that might arise in clinical practice.
  10. Discuss a broad range of matters and life events that may arise within marriage and family relationships and within a variety of California cultures.
  11. Compare and contrast the theoretical, diagnostic, and therapeutic issues related to the various types of chemical abuse and dependency, emphasizing standard of care practices related to resiliency, relapse prevention, and recovery for substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and addiction.
  12. Articulate the current laws and ethical issues affecting psychotherapists, describing California law and professional ethics for marriage and family therapists and professional clinical counselors.
  13. Compare and contrast specific treatment issues and special populations within the field of professional clinical counseling.
  14. Effectively present information orally and in writing.

[1] Out-of-state applicants are encouraged to verify with their local licensing board that they meet the requirements for licensure in their specific state of residence.

[2] For additional information regarding state licensure requirements, please contact the California Board of Behavioral Sciences:

Board of Behavioral Sciences

1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-20

Sacramento, CA 95834

(916) 574-7830

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Course Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Research Methods / Statistics
  • Outstanding prerequisite coursework must be completed within the first semester of graduate enrollment
  • Cannot be admitted with more than two outstanding prerequisites.

Core Requirements (62 units)

Diversity Issues in Counseling Psychology Seminar

Diversity Issues in Counseling Psychology Seminar

Examination of the effects of therapeutic interventions on culturally distinct populations. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
PSY500 BE Session 1&2
05/02/2016
08/21/2016
Hybrid
Tyler Plaza<br />Room 140
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Maynard, Marla J.
Summer 2017
PSY500 AE Session 1&2
05/08/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Professional Practice Seminar I

Professional Practice Seminar I


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Professional Practice Seminar II

Professional Practice Seminar II


Courses will be available in a future semester.


MFT Counseling Theory

MFT Counseling Theory

The student is introduced to the theoretical foundations of Family Systems Theory, Behaviorism, Humanism, Existentialism, and Psychoanalytic Theory. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
PSY505 AE Session 1&2
09/06/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Purrington, Susan N
Spring 2017
PSY505 AE Session 1&2
01/09/2017
04/30/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
PSY505 AE Session 1&2
09/05/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
PSY505 AE Session 1&2
01/08/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and Development

A study of the developmental cycle of the human organism from a cognitive, psychological, sociological, and moral perspective. Emphasis is placed on theories and research related to child development. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
PSY510 AE Session 1&2
09/06/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Purrington, Susan N
Fall 2017
PSY510 AE Session 1&2
09/05/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Human Sexuality

Human Sexuality

Etiology, diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction with an overview of physiology. (2 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
PSY515 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Pate, Robert Anthony
Fall 2016
PSY515 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
White, Kristen M
Fall 2017
PSY515 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Human Communications in Group Process

Human Communications in Group Process

Application of group treatment models to various forms of interpersonal communication. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
PSY520 BE Session 1&2
09/06/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Pate, Robert Anthony
Fall 2016
PSY520 AE Session 1&2
09/06/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Frederick, Thomas Vincent
Fall 2017
PSY520 AE Session 1&2
09/05/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
MFT Counseling Techniques

MFT Counseling Techniques

Intervention techniques from a phenomenological, cognitive, behavioral and existential frame of reference. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
PSY525 AE Session 1&2
09/06/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Freeman, Laura K
Spring 2017
PSY525 AE Session 1&2
01/09/2017
04/30/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
PSY525 AE Session 1&2
09/05/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
PSY525 AE Session 1&2
01/08/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Advanced Research Methodology

Advanced Research Methodology

Theoretical and practical applications of research methods of psychotherapy. Prerequisite: BEH 383 Statistical Techniques in Behavioral Science or equivalent. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
PSY530 AE Session 1&2
01/09/2017
04/30/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2017
PSY530 BE Session 1&2
01/09/2017
04/30/2017
In-Person
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
PSY530 BE Session 1&2
01/08/2018
04/29/2018
In-Person
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
PSY530 AE Session 1&2
01/08/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Advanced Psychopathology

Advanced Psychopathology

Nature and causes of reactions to social, biological and psychological stress, maladaptive development, and faulty learning. Includes an in depth study of anxiety disorders, character personality, and the psychoses. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
PSY535 BE Session 1&2
09/06/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
Tyler Plaza
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Frederick, Thomas Vincent
Fall 2016
PSY535 AE Session 1&2
09/06/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Freeman, Laura K
Fall 2017
PSY535 AE Session 1&2
09/05/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Psychodiagnostics

Psychodiagnostics

Applications of Intelligence Testing and Personality tests to diagnosis and therapy. Prerequisite: PSY 383 (Statistical Techniques in Behavioral Science) or equivalent. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
PSY540 BE Session 1&2
01/09/2017
04/30/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2017
PSY540 AE Session 1&2
01/09/2017
04/30/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
PSY540 BE Session 1&2
01/08/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
PSY540 AE Session 1&2
01/08/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
MFT Counseling: Child and Adolescent

MFT Counseling: Child and Adolescent

Processes of diagnosis, dynamics, and treatment of children and adolescents. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
PSY545 BE Session 1&2
09/06/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Pate, Robert Anthony
Fall 2016
PSY545 AE Session 1&2
09/06/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
White, Kristen M
Fall 2017
PSY545 AE Session 1&2
09/05/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Practicum I

Practicum I

Supervised counseling experience in professional settings. Prerequisites: PSY 501s, 502s, 505, 525, and 560. Pass/Fail. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
PSY555 AE Session 1&2
01/09/2017
04/30/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2017
PSY555 BE Session 1&2
01/09/2017
04/30/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
PSY555 BE Session 1&2
01/08/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
PSY555 AE Session 1&2
01/08/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Professional Ethics and Law

Professional Ethics and Law

An examination and explanation of current laws and ethical issues affecting psychotherapists. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
PSY560 AE Session 1&2
05/02/2016
08/21/2016
Hybrid
Tyler Plaza<br />Room 125A
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Frederick, Thomas Vincent
Summer 2016
PSY560 BE Session 1&2
05/02/2016
08/21/2016
Hybrid
Tyler Plaza<br />Room 140
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Freeman, Laura K
Summer 2017
PSY560 AE Session 1&2
05/08/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Practicum II

Practicum II

A continuation of PSY 555. Prerequisite: PSY 555. Pass/Fail. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
PSY570 BE Session 1&2
05/02/2016
08/21/2016
Hybrid
Tyler Plaza<br />Room 140
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Jauregui, Tonette M.
Summer 2016
PSY570 AE Session 1&2
05/02/2016
08/21/2016
Hybrid
Tyler Plaza<br />Room 125A
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
White, Kristen M
Summer 2017
PSY570 AE Session 1&2
05/08/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Family Therapy I

Family Therapy I

An examination of the philosophical and theoretical suppositions of the major schools of family therapy. Emphasis on the historical and contemporary context of systems theory and family therapy.(3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
PSY580 BE Session 1&2
01/09/2017
04/30/2017
Hybrid
Tyler Plaza
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2017
PSY580 AE Session 1&2
01/09/2017
04/30/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
PSY580 AE Session 1&2
01/08/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Family Therapy II

Family Therapy II

Concentration on the therapeutic techniques of the various schools of family therapy discussed in Family Therapy I. Students are encouraged to develop specific family therapy skills through the use of videotape feedback, coaching, and classroom demonstration. Prerequisite: PSY 580. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
PSY585 BE Session 1&2
05/02/2016
08/21/2016
Hybrid
Tyler Plaza<br />Room 140
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Maynard, Marla J.
Summer 2016
PSY585 AE Session 1&2
05/02/2016
08/21/2016
Hybrid
Tyler Plaza<br />Room 125A
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Frederick, Thomas Vincent
Summer 2017
PSY585 AE Session 1&2
05/08/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Christian Perspective on Professional Counseling

Christian Perspective on Professional Counseling

Faculty and student dialogue on issues and topics related to the integration of Christianity and psychology. (2 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
PSY590 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Hybrid
Tyler Plaza<br />Room 140
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
White, Kristen M
Summer 2016
PSY590 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Hybrid
Tyler Plaza<br />Room 125A
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Knabb, Joshua J.
Summer 2017
PSY590 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Psychopharmacology

Psychopharmacology

This course is designed for the non-medical psychotherapist. The major categories of medication used in psychiatric intervention and issues related to consultation and collaboration with treatment teams, including medical staff, will be discussed. Pass/Fail. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
PSY595 BE Session 1&2
05/02/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Kalinich, Aleksandra O
Summer 2016
PSY595 AE Session 1&2
05/02/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Kalinich, Aleksandra O
Summer 2017
PSY595 AE Session 1&2
05/08/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
PSY595 BE Session 1&2
05/08/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Child Abuse and Neglect: Diagnosis and Treatment

Child Abuse and Neglect: Diagnosis and Treatment


Courses will be available in a future semester.


HIV/AIDS Counseling

HIV/AIDS Counseling


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Addictions Counseling

Addictions Counseling


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Aging and Mental Health

Aging and Mental Health


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Optional Electives

Pre-Practicum

Pre-Practicum

Supervised counseling experience in a professional setting. An elective course for students who begin counseling as trainees prior to the Fall PSY555 Practicum I course. Prerequisites: PSY 501s, 502s, 505, 525, and 560. Pass/Fail. May be repeated one time for credit.(1 unit)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
PSY534 BE Session 1&2
09/06/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A White, Kristen M
Fall 2016
PSY534 AE Session 1&2
09/06/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A White, Kristen M
Fall 2017
PSY534 AE Session 1&2
09/05/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Community Mental Health Counseling (Required for LPCC License)

Community Mental Health Counseling (Required for LPCC License)

This course introduces the student to the contemporary context of community mental health settings. Course content emphasizes recovery-oriented treatment for severe mental illness, disaster and trauma response, services for victims of abuse, the homeless, foster care services, case management, client advocacy, in-home and in-school services, bilingual client services, professional collaboration and medical family therapy. This is an elective course for which students wishing to pursue licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of California should register. Pre- or Co- requisite: PSY535. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
PSY536 AE Session 1&2
05/02/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Freeman, Laura K
Summer 2017
PSY536 AE Session 1&2
05/08/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Career Counseling (Required for LPCC License)

Career Counseling (Required for LPCC License)

This course is designed to meet the professional training criteria of students within the field of Counseling Psychology and other helping professions to gain competency in the basic tenets of career counseling. This is an elective course for which students wishing to pursue licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of California should register. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
PSY537 AE Session 1&2
01/09/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
PSY537 AE Session 1&2
01/08/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Empirically-Based Approaches for Treating Adults with Severe Mental Illness (Required for LPCC license)

Empirically-Based Approaches for Treating Adults with Severe Mental Illness (Required for LPCC license)

This course exposes students to empirically based approaches for treating adults with severe mental illness. Students will gain an understanding of the history, goals, techniques, and research outcomes associated with interventions for adults with major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder. A specific focus will be on empirically based approaches for severe mental illness, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
PSY541 AE Session 1&2
01/09/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
PSY541 AE Session 1&2
01/08/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Play Therapy for Special Populations (Required for LPCC license)

Play Therapy for Special Populations (Required for LPCC license)

This course introduces the student to the major theoretical models of play therapy with an emphasis on special populations including children experiencing grief and loss, children placed in foster care, and children who have been physically abused, sexually abused or neglected. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
PSY542 AE Session 1&2
09/06/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Freeman, Laura K
Fall 2017
PSY542 AE Session 1&2
09/05/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Evaluation and Treatment of Compulsive Disorders (Required for LPCC license)

Evaluation and Treatment of Compulsive Disorders (Required for LPCC license)

This course offers an intensive study of the biopsychological mechanisms underlying compulsive behaviors. Focus includes eating disorders, sexual compulsions, gambling, and internet addiction. Evidence-based treatment approaches are identified and related to their impact on health, wellness, and recovery. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
PSY543 AE Session 1&2
09/06/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Pate, Robert Anthony
Fall 2017
PSY543 AE Session 1&2
09/05/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Standard of Care Approaches for Evaluating and Treating Children and Adolescents with Externalizing Disorders (Required for LPCC license)

Standard of Care Approaches for Evaluating and Treating Children and Adolescents with Externalizing Disorders (Required for LPCC license)

This course exposes students to empirically based approaches for working with children and adolescents with externalizing disorders, including oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and intermittent explosive disorder. Students will explore the history, goals, techniques, and research outcomes associated with interventions for children and adolescents with externalizing disorders. A majority of the course will be focused on the collaborative problem solving (CPS) approach, multisystemic therapy (MST), parent-child interaction training (PCIT), and parent management training (PMT). (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
PSY544 AE Session 1&2
05/02/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Frederick, Thomas Vincent
Summer 2017
PSY544 AE Session 1&2
05/08/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Grief & Loss Counseling

Grief & Loss Counseling


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Psychotherapy Requirement

Students entering the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University will be required to complete twenty-four (24) hours of individual psychotherapy or fifty (50) hours of group psychotherapy with a licensed psychotherapist. This therapy must be done outside the campus community and may not include therapists who have any teaching relationship with California Baptist University. Students completing the psychotherapy requirement may obtain the psychotherapy form from the Online and Professional Studies Academic offices.

Student Disclosure of Personal Information

Students may be required to disclose personal information regarding sexual history, history of abuse and neglect, psychological treatment, and relationships with parents, peers, and spouses or significant others if the information is necessary to evaluate or obtain assistance for students whose personal problems could reasonably be judged to be preventing them from performing their training- or professionally related activities in a competent manner or posing a threat to the students or others.

Licensed Professional Cllinical Counselor (LPCC)

Students entering the Online and Professional Studies (OPS) Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) program may also complete an additional eighteen(18) units to satisfy the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) academic requirements established by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in the state of California. Students must complete both PSY536 Community Mental Health Counseling and PSY537 Career Counseling. In addition, students must complete twelve (12) units, focusing on LPCC special topics, by taking the following four courses: (a) Play Therapy for Special Populations; (b)Evaluation and Treatment of Compulsive Disorders; (c)Empirically-Based Approaches for Treating Adults with Severe Mental Illness; and (d)Standard of Care Approaches for Evaluating and Treating Children and Adolescents with Externalizing Disorders. One additional class is added to the core course sequence each semester so as to complete the eighteen (18) additional units for the LPCC track.

Faculty

Joshua Knabb

Joshua Knabb, Psy.D., ABPP

Program Director

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-3937
Email: jknabb@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Thomas Frederick

Thomas Frederick, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences/ Director of MSCP program/ Associate Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-2191
Email: tfrederick@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Laura Freeman

Laura Freeman, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-3982
Email: lfreeman@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Anna Grigorian-Routon

Anna Grigorian-Routon, M.S.

Lecturer in Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-3947
Email: agrigorian-routon@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Susan Purrington

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-3998
Email: spurrington@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Kristen White

Kristen White, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-3946
Email: kmwhite@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 for unconditional admission; 2.75 GPA for conditional admission consideration
  • Official sealed transcripts
  • 2 recommendations - Recommendation Form
  • Interview with Program Director
  • 500 word essay covering these areas:

    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Long term professional goals
    • Experiences that have directed your interest toward becoming a therapist
    • Religious background, present pattern of spiritual growth, fundamentals of personal faith, and the relationship between your faith and professional goals
    • Influences that have shaped your present values and approach to life
    • Include in your essay a response to this question: “Have you ever received psychiatric treatment or counseling, yes or no?” If yes, please provide a brief explanation.
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University

Step 1:

Apply Online

Step 1a:

Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA
CBU FAFSA School Code: 001125

Step 2:

Your personal admissions counselor will contact you to assist with enrollment, registration and financing your education*

Step 3:

Student will supply official transcripts to admissions counselor

Step 4:

Admissions counselor will meet with you to complete the registration process and provide an estimated financial aid award/education financing plan

Step 5:

Admissions counselor will introduce you to your Academic “One Stop Advisor” to complete your academic degree plan and assist you in navigating your academic career to graduation.





*Student may begin class once this step has been completed

This serves as an admissions process general guide, may vary based on transfer units, test scores, etc. See your admissions counselor for your personal enrollment plan.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Live your purpose. Follow your passion. CBU Online is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Earning your degree at CBU Online is a short term investment with long term dividends.

  • A cost effective education with financial aid options
  • Apply for aid by completing the FAFSA, work individually with caring staff to explore financing options to complete your education
  • Grants, Scholarships, Veteran’s Benefits, Employer Tuition Assistance, Student Loans and Financing Plans available for those who qualify
  • Yellow Ribbon Military Friendly School

Find and secure the resources you need to finance your educational investment. CBU Online works hard to provide an affordable and valuable education. We can help you identify, understand, and seek qualification for a variety of financing and financial aid options.

The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov

CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125

Click here for more Information about Financial Aid at CBU Online

Contact Us


Admissions

Phone: 951-343-3927
877-228-5657
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

CBU Online & Professional Studies Division

Phone: 951-343-3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

Financial Aid

Phone: 951-343-3914
Email: zsmith@calbaptist.edu

Student Accounts

Phone: 951-343-4371
Email: studentaccounts@calbaptist.edu

Disability Services

Phone: 951-343-2190
Email: dss@calbaptist.edu