Master of Arts in

Counseling Psychology

MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (MACP)
63 (NON-LICENSURE) UNITS
72 (LICENSURE) UNITS

AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS, WITH ONLINE OPTIONS

The curriculum leading to the MACP degree is designed to prepare students for individual, marriage, family, or child counseling in vocational, church, private, or institutional settings. The MACP (Licensure Track) is focused on preparing students to be licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist or/and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Licensure in some other states is possible, but not guaranteed and we recommend you review the requirements of your state’s licensing board. The MACP (Non-Licensure Track) is designed for students who want to gain the counseling skills and learn the scientific research provided by psychology without desiring licensure.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of the MACP program the student will be able to:

  1. Apply a variety of evidence-based psychotherapeutic techniques and modalities that may be utilized to improve, restore, or maintain healthy individual, couple and family relationships.
  2. Identify and apply cross-cultural mores and values to effective therapy, including the wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds common among California’s population.
  3. Demonstrate values such as integrity, sensitivity, flexibility, insight, compassion and Christian ethical standards of conduct throughout the academic process.
  4. Prove competency in the assessment and treatment of diverse people groups within a recovery-oriented philosophy.
  5. Bring glory to God by understanding and applying biblical truth to the study and application of marriage and family therapy.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate for the MACP degree must meet the general graduation requirements and complete the applicable program, either licensure track or non-licensure track. The non-licensure track includes the completion of a master’s thesis (capstone project) and its oral defense before the thesis committee and other invited clinicians and professionals by the February before commencement.

  1. Complete 63 total units of graduate level courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  2. Complete an additional pre-requisite 9 units of master’s level biblical foundation courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA. These courses may be taken prior to or concurrently with MACP studies.
  3. Be recommended by the faculty based on demonstrated moral integrity and clinical competency. A quorum of at least six Behavioral Sciences faculty (including the Dean and the Practicum Internship professor) must agree to recommend the student for graduation.

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Southern California Seminary is more than just another Bible seminary, offering generic degrees in Ministry and Theology. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of biblical study and truth. Our distinctives cumulatively make our institution unique among biblical seminaries in a day and age where the Word of God is not taken at face value, and core doctrines are being diluted.

You have goals. Southern California Seminary can help you achieve them. Do you need a bachelor’s degree to help fulfill God’s call on your life? Do you need a master’s or doctoral degree to take the next step in your ministry or career? SCS has a program—either Online or On-Campus—designed to renew your mind and deepen your faith in Jesus Christ.

 SCS is seeking students with a hunger for learning about God and a desire to dig deeper into the Bible. From your first visit until your graduation, we will strive to support you in your spiritual growth, and prepare you to minister in the 21st century.

MA Counseling Psychology
CORE CURRICULUM(NON-LICENSURE)

MACP CORE COURSES – 54 UNITS

  • CO-501 COUNSELING THEORY 1
  • CO-505 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
  • CO-506 COUNSELING TECHNIQUES
  • CO-507 CRISIS AND SUICIDE RISK INTERVENTION
  • CO-508 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
  • CO-509 PREMARITAL AND MARITAL COUNSELING
  • CO-515 COUNSELING THEORY 2
  • CO-516 LAW AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN COUNSELING
  • CO-608 RESEARCH AND PROGRAM EVALUATIONS
  • CO-611 CROSS-CULTURAL MORES AND VALUES
  • CO-612 APPROACHES TO THE TREATMENT OF CHILDREN
  • CO-613 ETHICS OF SEXUAL CARE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY
  • CO-614 ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
  • CO-615 CHILD, SPOUSAL/PARTNER ABUSE
  • CO-617 PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND APPLICATION
  • CO-618 GROUP COUNSELING
  • CO-619 COUNSELING PROCESS
  • CO-620 DEPENDENT ADULT, ELDER CARE, AND AGING
  • CO 625 ADVANCED CASE MANAGEMENT
  • CO-774 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS – 9 UNITS

  • BC-600 FAITH INTEGRATION AND PRAXIS

OR

  • BC- 501 THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELING

AND

  • BH-501 HERMENEUTICS
  • BH-505 METHODS OF INDUCTIVE STUDY

MA Counseling Psychology
CORE CURRICULUM(LICENSURE)

MACP CORE COURSES – 46 UNITS

  • CO-501 COUNSELING THEORY 1
  • CO-505 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
  • CO-506 COUNSELING TECHNIQUES
  • CO-507 CRISIS AND SUICIDE RISK INTERVENTION
  • CO-508 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
  • CO-509 PREMARITAL AND MARITAL COUNSELING
  • CO-515 COUNSELING THEORY 2
  • CO-516 LAW AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN COUNSELING
  • CO-608 RESEARCH AND PROGRAM EVALUATIONS
  • CO-611 CROSS-CULTURAL MORES AND VALUES
  • CO-612 APPROACHES TO THE TREATMENT OF CHILDREN
  • CO-617 PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND APPLICATION
  • CO-618 GROUP COUNSELING
  • CO-619 COUNSELING PROCESS
  • CO 625 ADVANCED CASE MANAGEMENT
  • CO-774 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

COUNSELING PRACTICUM – 9 UNITS

  • CO-771 COUNSELING PRACTICUM 1
  • CO-772 COUNSELING PRACTICUM 2
  • CO-773 COUNSELING PRACTICUM 3
  • CO-778 PRACTICUM CONTINUANCE (OPTIONAL)

TRAINING FOR LICENSURE PREPARATION* – 8 UNITS

  • CO-613 ETHICS OF SEXUAL CARE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY
  • CO-614 ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
  • CO-615 CHILD, SPOUSAL/PARTNER ABUSE
  • CO-620 DEPENDENT ADULT, ELDER CARE, AND AGING

*AS REQUIRED BY THE BOARD OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE.

BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS – 9 UNITS

  • BC-600 FAITH INTEGRATION AND PRAXIS

OR

  • BC- 501 THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELING

AND

  • BH-501 HERMENEUTICS
  • BH-505 METHODS OF INDUCTIVE STUDY

Our Distinctives

Southern California Seminary is more than just another Bible seminary — more than just another Christian College or Christian University. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of biblical study and truth. Our distinctives cumulatively make our institution unique among biblical seminaries in a day and age where the Word of God is not taken at face value, and core doctrines are being diluted.

Our Mission

Southern California Seminary’s mission is to bring glory to God by assisting local churches to equip believers of various cultures and languages to live and minister biblically based on the inerrant Word of God. This equipping includes building biblical knowledge, Christian character, and ministry skills—all at modest tuition.

Our Purpose

Southern California Seminary is a private institution of higher education dedicated to teaching from the inerrant Word of God. Here you will learn about God from His book – the Bible. As a ministry of Shadow Mountain Community Church, under the leadership of Dr. David Jeremiah, SCS offers the highest quality of biblical education with a tuition that is refreshingly affordable.

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