Superior training to be a licensed therapist or counselor

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Succeed in your professional goals with our unique learning package. We offer a student cohort model, mentoring by well-established teacher-practitioners, hands-on training in evidence based practice, MFT and PCC licensure exam preparation including the new 2016 requirements, and a learning environment that is welcoming and friendly.

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Find out how the Wright Institute can help you achieve licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist or a Professional Clinical Counselor.

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You will gain access to our extraordinary network of practicing professionals, built over 50 years, to support your postgraduate career.

practicing professionals offer accredited mft program We will connect you with experts, training internships, externships, and employment opportunities.

Learn from exemplary therapists with a passion for teaching

Our teacher-practitioners help you acquire confidence, insight, and advanced counseling skills.

The Wright Institute MA Program Dr. Esherick leads a class in therapy techniques. Every day they earn their outstanding reputations as therapists using a range of models in their own successful practices while fulfilling their passion to mentor students.

Our teacher-practitioners help you acquire confidence, insight, and advanced counseling skills.

Our faculty bring theory alive using empirically validated and personally tested techniques and strategies.

Why our student cohort model is the best

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At the Wright Institute, you will become part of a carefully selected cohort of peers from a diverse range of ages, ethnicities, and professional backgrounds.

Bonding with a consistent group as you commence, progress, and graduate together leads to an intimate, supportive, and transformative learning experience.

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Over the last 50 years we have refined this learning model so you can develop your own unique talents and build a strong postgraduate professional network for early career success.

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Evening / Weekend Convenience

We schedule classes one night per week and one weekend per month on average, allowing you the opportunity to honor life commitments while earning your graduate degree.

Our student cohort model and faculty mentorship ensure community and consistency as well as flexibility in your learning process.

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What else sets the Wright M.A. apart?

A broad skill set focused on recovery, resilience, and social justice

The Wright Institute is one of the best schools for masters in psychology

You may choose to specialize in helping specific communities in a way that matches your personal skills, values, and goals.

You will learn fundamental theories and apply tools of therapies that emphasize positive and empowering techniques supported by the latest research. You will help people build resilience and achieve sustainable recovery.

Grounded in principles of social justice, our curriculum offers a profoundly multicultural perspective to guide you in working with diverse communities.

Clinical training and employment opportunities through our vast network

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For 50 years our professional network of graduates has solidified the Wright Institute’s reputation for excellence in a wide range of pre and post-graduate settings.

We offer exciting connections whether you seek to work in a community agency, a medical setting, a school, a family center, a jail, or in your own private practice.

Our staff will help you develop the professional resume, cover letter, and interview skills you need to succeed, and place you in one of our established, reputable, and vetted training sites.

Academic excellence guaranteed at the graduate level

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The Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) fully accredits the Wright Institute.

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The California Board of Behavioral Sciences approves our Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program to meet the requirements of the Business and Professions Code (BPC) 4980.36 for the practice of marriage and family therapy.

Our program also prepares you for licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor under BPC 4999.33.

Berkeley location amenities

Our Master's Program campus is located at 1000 Dwight Way, in Berkeley, California. For over 50 years our school has been part of this cutting-edge, intellectual, and culturally vibrant city.

We resonate with Berkeley’s optimistic and progressive thinking. Learn about our passion for socially aware, culturally sensitive, and personally transformative learning when you visit.

Live what you learn.

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Many of us have the best intentions to make a difference in people’s lives. The Wright Institute’s Master’s Program prepares you with the advanced skills, supports, and opportunities to step up and achieve this goal.

The latest research validates the positive and empowering approaches to therapy and counseling we teach. Our training enables you to foster resilience, sustainable recovery, and personal growth.

Our graduates provide life-changing therapy and counseling. They make the world better.

We believe deeply in this mission. Join in. Live what you learn.

Milena Esherick, Psy.D., M.A. Program Director
Milena Esherick, Psy.D. M.A. Program Director
The Wright M.A. in Counseling Psychology
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