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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counseling, Department of

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Department Chair

Leah Brew

Department Office/Website

Education Classroom 405


Leah Brew, Joseph M. Cervantes, Sapna Batra Chopra, Matt Englar-Carlson, Jeffrey Kottler, Olga L. Mejía, Mary Read, Ginamarie Scherzi, David S. Shepard, and Rebekah Smart


The Department of Counseling offers a Master of Science in Counseling, with a specialty in marriage and family therapy.

Our program meets the educational requirements established by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to pursue licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT, Business and Professions Code Section 4980.36 and 4980.37) and as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC, Business and Professions Code Section 4999.32 or 4999.33, which took effect Aug. 1, 2012),

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation until March 31, 2023, to the following program in the Department of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.).

We emphasize training clinicians who can serve the needs of individuals, couples, families and groups in their communities. We train students to provide counseling to adults, children, adolescents, couples and families. Our students learn to diagnose and design treatment plans, provide short-term and long-term counseling, conduct group therapy, work with addictions, provide crisis intervention, provide career counseling and maintain a professional identity as a counselor and marriage and family therapist in the community. The program strongly emphasizes a multicultural perspective. We are a culturally diverse faculty that specializes in working with students from different backgrounds. We prepare culturally competent counselors who will be sensitive to the diverse cultural heritages, lifestyles and special needs of individuals and families living in our community.

Student Learning Outcomes

Programs and Courses Offered


    Master of Science



      Courses are designated as COUN in the class schedule.

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