M.A. Program in Counseling Psychology
with an emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counseling, and Depth Psychology
The M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counseling, and Depth Psychology is dedicated to offering students unique and comprehensive education and training in the art, science, and practice of professional clinical counseling and marriage, family, couples, and individual psychotherapy.
As preparation for licensure in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling, this rigorous academic program emphasizes both theoretical understanding and experiential training in clinical skills. Research studies prepare students to explore and contribute to the practice of scholarship within the depth psychological tradition in order to further Pacifica's dedication to tending the soul of the world.
Depth psychology invites a curiosity about the psyche and encourages respect for the diversity of life and human experience. Interdisciplinary courses in literature, mythology, religion, and culture deepen students' ability to link archetypal themes to sociopolitical and personal issues in the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
Students in the Counseling program have the ability to focus on areas of interest including somatic studies, mythology, music therapy, expressive art therapy, and other sub-fields of psychology and the humanities in papers, research, and projects. By utilizing faculty members' expertise in their respected fields of emphasis, students are mentored through this process of integration.
Students in the M.A. Counseling Psychology Program
are required to pursue two and ½ years of coursework in each of the following areas:
- Professional Clinical Counseling
- Marriage and Family Counseling
- Theory and Praxis
- And the Depth Traditions