Counseling Psychology Graduate Programs in California
(found programs from 1618 schools)

For many people, the stressors of life or mental health issues become more than they can bear at times. They need skilled and caring counseling psychologists to work with them while they get through difficult situations like losing a loved one or getting out of an abusive relationship. People with mental illnesses also require the support of a therapist to manage their conditions on a daily basis. If you enjoy helping people heal, have a desire to work with clients of all ages and are willing to expand your education, then a career as a counseling psychologist may be right for you. Take some time to explore your options for getting your Counseling Psychology degree in California and request program information from those schools below that interest you.

As one of the top colleges in the state, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) requires psychology graduate students to complete coursework in clinical, cognitive, behavioral and health psychology, behavioral neuroscience, learning psychology and social psychology. Most California colleges have a similar rigorous scientific approach to graduate and doctoral programs in psychology.

California offers licensure for counselors who have completed a graduate or doctoral degree. The California Coalition for Counselor Licensure (CCCL) sets the standards that must be met before counseling psychologists can practice in this state. The following qualifications are required to obtain the title of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC):

  • Minimum of a graduate degree from an accredited college that has a counseling or psychotherapy program
  • Six semester hours of field study or practicum
  • Minimum of three semester hours in core curriculum classes
  • 3,000 hours of post-degree supervised experience by a supervisor approved by CACCL
  • 1,750 of these hours must be in direct counseling with groups or individuals in a mental health setting
  • Passing score on the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE)

Employment Outlook for Counseling Psychologists in California

In May 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports California Clinical, Counseling and Schools Psychologists earning a mean annual salary of $80,450. Substance abuse psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Pediatric Psychologists are in especially high demand.

If you are ready to explore your options for getting a degree in Counseling Psychology, choose from the schools listed and submit a request for more information today.


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