In our globally connected world, psychology professionals must be prepared to work with a wide variety of cultural identities. With its focus on both Western and Eastern contributions to psychology, UWest’s Multicultural Counseling degree is uniquely positioned to fill this need.
The 42-unit Master of Arts in Psychology – Multicultural Counseling (MCC) is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in mental health but whose baccalaureate degree is in an unrelated field as well as those who are returning to school after a long gap. This program is an excellent way for human services professionals to update and upgrade their training. The program is also suitable for international students desiring a solid introduction to mental health care.
Graduates of UWest’s MA Psychology – MCC program are:
- Grounded in Recovery-Oriented Practice
- Well-practiced at making ethical decisions from the overlapping lenses of multiculturalism and Buddhist psychology
- Trained in the fundamentals of Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples
- Experienced in conducting risk assessments and creating safety plans for suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, child abuse, and intimate partner violence
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Note: The 42-unit MCC does not meet the requirements to sit for a license in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in any state. California State regulations state that students who complete and receive the 42-unit master’s degree cannot, post-graduation, transfer or apply those credits toward the completion of an MFT license program.