M.A. Program Curriculum

The Counseling Psychology curriculum at the Wright Institute includes coursework integrated with practical experience, providing for the systematic, progressive acquisition of the knowledge and skills required to become a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT) or professional clinical counselor (LPCC) in California. The program is designed to meet the requirements defined in the Business and Professions Code 4980.36, which covers the statutes and regulations relating to the practice of marriage and family therapy and professional clinical counseling. If the practicum placement is done concurrently with classes in year two, the curriculum can be completed in two years. For students who are working full time, three years is often more practical. In that case, coursework is completed in two years and the practicum is done as a third year.

The Wright Institute has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether, if they complete a Wright Institute program, they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. We encourage students to communicate with the field placement office to discuss any questions regarding a state’s specific requirements. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).