Dear Counseling Department Community,

We want to acknowledge the stress, particularly the mental health stress, that is gripping our communities and the world at large due to the COVID-19 virus. As difficult as this situation is, we believe that there will be innovations in teaching, supervision, counseling, and social justice action that emerge from this time. Right now, for example, our students are learning to conduct web-based counseling, providing a vital community service during this time of social isolation. Counselors can be a force for calm in this crisis, and the care of people struggling with mental health issues is more important now than ever. As a faculty, we are committed to supporting each other and to making sure our students receive the best possible education, one that rises to the challenge of these times. We are all in this together. Practice kindness and compassion. We hope you are safe and well.

 

ATTN: Due to COVID-19Opens in new window , all Counseling Faculty and Staff are working remotely, please contact us via email and we will respond as soon as we can. Thank you.

 

 

Our Department's Mission & Goals

 

Serving the Community

  • 3-5
  • Year Program, Flexible Pace
  • 2
  • Eligible for LMFT & LPCC
  • 40+
  • Practicum Agencies

 

Our program prepares students to seek the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist license and the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor credentials. The training program emphasizes human diversity, self-growth, and a positive learning environment, where you will feel the support of the faculty.

Admissions Information

Applicants may apply for the Fall 2021 M.S. in Counseling Traditional Program starting October 1, 2020 and the deadline for applications is February 1, 2021.

For more detailed information regarding the application process

If you have any questions after visiting our website please contact our Prospective Student Advisor at applycounseling@fullerton.edu.

 

Prospective Student Advising Appointments

Please note that advising appointments setup through this website are only for the Master of Science in Counseling program. If you have questions related to University Admissions or Academic Advising, please contact those departments directly because I am only able to assist prospective students for the Master of Science in Counseling program.

If you are interested in the Master of Science in Counseling program and would like to set up an in-person advising appointment or a phone appointment to talk at a specific time, please fill out your information hereOpens in new window

 

Ánimo: Latinx Counseling Emphasis

This is a new, and only, emphasis within the M.S. Department of Counseling designed to address the various professional, curricular/training, and community needs related to providing mental health services to Latinx and Spanish-speaking clients. The Ánimo: Latinx Counseling Emphasis will provide trainees course curriculum that: meets requirements to pursue licensure as Professional Clinical Counselors and Marriage and Family therapists in California; is grounded in nationally-approved competencies and; focuses on developing self-awareness as a bilingual and bicultural counselor, knowledge of Latinx-cultures and familiarity with interventions appropriate to Latinx and Spanish-speaking clients.

 

CACREP ACCREDITATION

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.). For more information on CACREP, please visit their web site, www.cacrep.org.

Counsel for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs   Opens in new window (CACREP)