Preparing reflective mental health practitioners for diverse and challenging environments in Northern California
The Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Counseling Psychology at University of the Pacific prepares students for careers that serve a culturally diverse society in the mental health professions by providing an educational foundation in counseling, assessment, development, research methods, ethical practice, psychopharmacology, and addiction, among other advanced topics. Students in the program progress through their course sequence in a cohort and support
each other in the classroom and in practice as they become self-reflective practitioners, researchers, and leaders. Importantly, this program meets the educational requirements for becoming a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), and students who become LPCCs have the exciting and rewarding opportunity to promote positive change for diverse individuals and groups by offering treatment and counseling to those with mental health and substance abuse problems.