The Certificate in Clinical Counseling is designed to provide additional training in professional clinical counseling to students in the M.S. in Counseling option in Rehabilitation Counseling program at Cal State LA.
Professional clinical counseling is the application of counseling interventions and psychotherapeutic techniques (cognitive, affective, verbal or nonverbal, systemic or holistic counseling strategies that include principles of development, wellness, and maladjustment that reflect a pluralistic society) to identify and remediate cognitive, mental, and emotional issues, including personal growth, adjustment to disability, crisis intervention, and psychosocial and environmental problems.
Admission to the program requires current enrollment in the M.S. in Counseling option in Rehabilitation Counseling program at California State University, Los Angeles.
The certificate requires evidence of completion of 21 required units, with a minimum of B (3.0) average. Refer to Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Studies: General Information for general regulations governing all certificate programs.
Information on Eligibility/Admission
Students must either be enrolled in a graduate degree program in counseling, psychology, or closely related profession at Cal State LA, or an alumnus of such programs. Students must apply to the certificate program coordinator for admission to the program.
There are 21 units of advanced coursework. Certificate students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 across certificate coursework.
For current and additional requirements for this certificate program consult the Cal State LA Curriculum Handbook.