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Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy with Latinx Communities
Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology

MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy with Latinx Communities

2 Years

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USD 1,510 / per credit

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Introduction

  • Format: Evening
  • Term: Fall
  • Location: West Los Angeles, Irvine, Calabasas
  • Length: 3 years / 66-72 units
  • Tuition: $1,510 per unit

The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Latinx Communities degree program will prepare students to serve Latinx individuals, couples, families, and communities as licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) or licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC) in California.

This cohort-based program is administered through Aliento, The Center for Latinx Communities. Through a clinical and practice-based course of study that includes Latinx-specific content and experiential Spanish-language development courses, students will learn the academic and applied foundations of marriage and family therapy, and community, liberation, and counseling psychologies within a Latinx mental health context.

Program Details

  • Up to 30 Latinx-specific LMFT credits
  • Spanish-language development courses for students with elementary-to-advanced proficiency
  • Opportunity for participation in a Spanish Immersion Program to gain experience in a Latin-American country
  • Community service projects directly assisting local communities
  • Opportunity for bilingual supervision for students providing services in Spanish during their clinical practicum experience (note: dependent on individual site)
  • Dedicated placement team to help find and secure practicum and internship placements
  • Semi-cohort-based, providing a sense of community among peers

Program Benefits

  • Top Program in the US
    Consistently listed as a top choice for graduate programs in Clinical Psychology by the National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Campus Locations
    The Clinical Psychology (Latinas/os) program is offered at three different campus locations in West LA, Irvine, and Calabasas.
  • Supervised Clinical Experience
    Working directly with local Latinx communities.
    Clinical training staff provide resources and assist students in applying to practicum sites.
  • 130+ Clinical Practicum Sites
    With over 130+ high-quality site partners, CLP students experience hands-on clinical practice as a signature component of a comprehensive approach to preparing licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) or licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC).
  • Values Centered
    Students are empowered to make a lasting impact through academic excellence, social purpose, and meaningful service.
  • Top-Ranked Program
    This program and Pepperdine as an institution are among the highest-ranked in the US.
  • Meets LMFT and LPCC Requirements
    Upon graduation, students will have met all educational requirements to sit for the LMFT or LPCC licensure exams in the state of California.
  • No GRE or Standardized Tests Required
    We offer an equitable admission process that considers your ability and commitment to succeed rather than test scores.

Antiracism and Antidiscrimination Statement

The Aliento and GSEP psychology division stand in solidarity against racial inequities and injustice and other forms of discrimination and oppression. We are committed to fostering an inclusive learning environment that is enriched and strengthened by diversity including but not limited to race, ethnicity and national origin, gender, and gender identity, sexuality, class, age, ability status, and religion. GSEP also encourages all community members to engage in critical learning and reflection to strengthen our capacity for being effective, active, and outspoken against all forms of racism and intersectional oppression.

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