Counseling — M.S.

Interim program director
Randall Walker

The M.S. degree program in counseling is located in the Department of Counseling and Family Sciences within the School of Behavioral Health.  Candidates have the option of preparing to become licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC) and/or pupil personnel services (PPS) credentialed school counselors.  Most students complete both specializations.

The curriculum is designed to give students a broad academic background in mental health counseling, with advanced course work in one or more selected counseling specializations, and supervised field experience.  Candidates choose one or both specializations: LPCC or school counseling/PPS credential.  Degree requirements include completion of 90 quarter units of academic course work and field experience, as stipulated in the curriculum for the chosen specialization(s).  Clinical placements range from working as a trainee in University clinics, such as the Behavioral Health Institute and the Behavioral Medicine Center, to various off-campus sites. School placements range from elementary, middle, and high school levels. 

Graduates who complete Loma Linda University’s M.S. degree in counseling and LPCC specialization meet all educational requirements to treat individuals, couples, families, and groups.  Graduates who complete the M.S. degree in counseling and PPS specialization meet all educational requirements for the school counseling credential. 

Students may also complete the certificate in drug and alcohol counseling by adding an advanced course and four units of practicum to their program of study. An application is required. Please see certificate in drug and alcohol counseling in this CATALOG.

Licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) specialization

Professional clinical counseling (LPCC) is a broad-based mental health profession working in a variety of settings throughout the United States.  LLU graduates with the LPCC specialization are qualified to treat individuals, couples, families, and groups of all ages.  They are also prepared to address education and career counseling issues and to work with families of children with special needs.  When licensed, they may choose to set up private practices or work in mental health clinics, substance use treatment facilities, in-patient and out-patient medical facilities, religious organizations, family court, employee assistance programs, retirement homes, higher education, and K-12 schools as mental health counselors.

The California Business and Professions Code Section 4999.20 defines professional clinical counseling as “the application of counseling interventions and psychotherapeutic techniques to identify and remediate cognitive, mental, and emotional issues—including personal growth, adjustment to disability, crisis intervention, and psychosocial and environmental problems. Professional clinical counseling includes conducting assessment for the purpose of establishing counseling goals and objectives to empower individuals to deal adequately with life situations, reduce stress, experience growth, change behavior, and make well-informed rational decisions.” 

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) regulates all master’s-level licenses in mental health. State standards for LPCC are consistent with national standards, making it easier for graduates to be granted reciprocity throughout the country. Equivalent licensure in other states may be titled licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC), or similar titles. Complete information regarding scope of license for LPCC is located on the Board of Behavioral Sciences website <http://bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/lpc/lpc_scope_practice.pdf>.

Pupil personnel services credential (PPS): school counseling specialization

School counselors serve as leaders of counseling programs within the educational system. They address academic, career, and personal/social needs of students and serve as counselors and advocates for students, collaborators with parents and school personnel, and liaisons to the community. As articulated by the American School Counselor Association, school counseling programs are preventive in design, developmental in nature, and integral to the total educational program. Combining the school counselor certification with clinical counselor licensure is an excellent professional path that enhances counseling competence and professional opportunities. Additional information about the pupil personnel services credential in school counseling is found in the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website located at <http://www.ctc.ca.gov/>.

LPCC clinical training and PPS field experience

All LPCC and PPS school counseling candidates must satisfactorily complete field experiences as required by their programs.  LPCC students complete 450 clock hours of clinical training, of which 300 must be face-to-face work with clients.  PPS school counseling requires 600 clock hours of field experience, 400 of which must be completed in public schools at two different grade levels.  Additional details related to hours and supervision will be available upon admission.  

Counseling and Family Sciences Clinic

Loma Linda University Counseling and Family Sciences (CFS) Clinic is operated by the Department of Counseling and Family Sciences.  The clinic is located within the Loma Linda University Behavioral Health Institute (BHI). The BHI is an innovative endeavor undertaken by Loma Linda University to offer community members access to all behavioral health disciplines in one location for an integrated, interdisciplinary clinic staffed by students and residents from child life, clinical counseling, marital and family therapy, psychiatry, psychology, and social work.   

Additional certification options

In addition to the clinical and school counseling specializations embedded within the M.S. degree in counseling, candidates may choose to become certified in drug and alcohol counseling

Program learning outcomes

By the end of this program, the graduate should be able to:

  1. Develop an identity as a professional counselor;
  2. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the ethical standards of professional counseling organizations and credentialing bodies, and the ability to apply ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for identifying and eliminating barriers, prejudices, and processes of intentional and unintentional oppression and discrimination in clinical work;
  4. Demonstrate ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum development and wellness across the lifespan;
  5. Identify strategies for facilitating client skill development for career, educational, and life-work planning and management;
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of and competency in a variety of evidence-based prevention and intervention counseling strategies and techniques;
  7. Develop knowledge of group therapy, understanding of group dynamics, competency in designing, forming and facilitating groups;
  8. Demonstrate ethical and culturally relevant strategies for selecting, administering, and interpreting assessment and test results.

Financial assistance

For information regarding funding opportunities, see Student Aid in the financial polices section of this CATALOG.

The Counseling M.S. is accredited through the University by the Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC). The Counseling M.S. program has been evaluated and approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to meet Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licensure requirements, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code (BPC) §4999.33.  The Pupil Personnel Services Credential Program (PPS) in School Counseling is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) which regulates and issues credentials.


 

Loma Linda University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; telephone: 510/748-9001; fax: 510/748-9797; website:  <http://www.wscuc.org/contact>.

Applicants must meet Loma Linda University and School of Behavioral Health admissions requirements; and give evidence of academic ability, professional comportment, and mature judgment. Applicants, who meet these requirements, as well as the published deadlines for the following terms, may be admitted during Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer Quarters. Additional admission requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in bachelor's course work for at least the final 45 units prior to graduation.
  • Written personal statement that addresses career objectives, personal interest in the counseling profession, rationale for choosing to attend Loma Linda University, how life experiences have influenced applicant's choice to enter the field, and additional thoughts the applicant deems important.
  • Interview with department faculty; as scheduled either on-campus, by phone or online using Zoom.

It is highly recommended that all applicants review requirements for licensure as Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) on the California Board of Behavioral Sciences website to understand requirements for licensure.  Applicants with significant legal histories should contact the program director before applying to the program.

Pre-entrance requirements:

  • A background check
  • Health clearance

The curriculum for the M.S. degree in counseling offers the option of single or dual specialization in Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC) and Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in School Counseling. Candidates must choose at least one specialization. The curriculum is divided into three domains: Core courses, specialization courses, and field experience courses related to selected specialization(s). Candidates choosing only one specialization may count courses from the other specialization as electives for their 90 academic credit requirement.  Other electives must be advisor-approved.

Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or a letter grade of B) in order to progress successfully though the program and complete the degree. In addition, students must meet the knowledge, skills, and professional performance competencies outlined by the program.

All course grades should meet the minimum B (3.0) standard, which by university policy indicates satisfactory performance. Courses in which a student earns a grade below a B (3.0) may need to be repeated (or may not apply to the degree) if competency in the subject area is related to practice performance with clients, and a grade less than a 3.0 represents marginal or unsatisfactory practice performance.

Core Courses Required for Both LPCC and PPS Specializations
COUN 501Research Tools and Methodology: Quantitative3
COUN 502Research Tools and Methodology: Qualitative3
COUN 515Crisis Intervention and Client Advocacy3
COUN 524Psychopharmacology and Medical Issues3
COUN 528Culture, Socioeconomic Status in Therapy3
COUN 540Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy3
COUN 547Social Ecology of Individual and Family Development3
COUN 556Psychopathology and Diagnostic Procedures3
COUN 568Groups: Process and Practice3
COUN 575Counseling Theory and Applications3
COUN 576Exceptional and Medically Challenged Children3
COUN 577Assessment in Counseling3
COUN 579Career Theories and Applications4
COUN 584Advanced Child and Adolescent Development3
COUN 604Social Context in Clinical Practice: Gender, Class, and Race3
COUN 614Law and Ethics3
COUN 624Individual and Systems Assessment3
COUN 638Family Therapy and Chemical Abuse3
COUN 644Child Abuse and Family Violence3
COUN 674Human Sexual Behavior3
COUN 675Dynamics of Aging1
COUN 678Consultation and Program Evaluation3
MFAM 553Family Systems Theory3
Religion Requirement for LPCC and PPS Specializations
RELR 540Wholeness and Health3
Specialization Courses 19
Choose one of the following specializations
Dual specialization LPCC and PPS
Educational Psychology
Professional School Counseling
School Counseling Practicum and Seminar (taken minimum of 2 times)
Clinical Counseling Practicum and Seminar (taken minimum of five times)
Process Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy
Cognitive Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy
Systemic Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy
Single Specialization Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Clinical Counseling Practicum and Seminar (taken minimum of five times)
Process Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy
Cognitive Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy
Systemic Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy
Electives (8 units) 1
Specialization Courses for Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) School Counselor
Educational Psychology
Professional School Counseling
School Counseling Practicum and Seminar (taken minimum of two times)
Electives (11 units) 1
Total Units90
Field experience for LPCC and PPS dual specialization
COUN 781School Counseling Field Experience (PPS)4
COUN 782School Counseling Field Experience (PPS)4
COUN 791Clinical Counseling Field Experience (LPCC)3
COUN 792Clinical Counseling Field Experience (LPCC)3
COUN 793Clinical Counseling Field Experience (LPCC)3
Total Units17
Field experience for LPCC single specialization
COUN 791Clinical Counseling Field Experience (LPCC)3
COUN 792Clinical Counseling Field Experience (LPCC)3
COUN 793Clinical Counseling Field Experience (LPCC)3
Total Units9
Field Experience for PPS School Counseling Single Specialization
COUN 781School Counseling Field Experience (PPS)4
COUN 782School Counseling Field Experience (PPS)4
COUN 783School Counseling Field Experience (PPS)4
Total Units12

Degree requirements

  • A minimum of 90 quarter academic credits of graduate work, which includes credit received for core courses, elective courses, and a three-unit religion course.

Non-course requirements

  • Residence of at least two academic years.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 with no course grade lower than B.
  • Certificate of Clearance (COC) prerequisites:  documentation of registration for California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), Live Scan, and current negative TB test results.
  • A COC prior to school counseling field experience PPS
  • Successful completion of a written comprehensive examination (taken before advancement to candidacy) and a final oral examination at the end of the program.

Normal time to complete the program

Two [2] years (seven [7] academic quarters) based on full-time enrollment; part time enrollments are permitted

Courses

COUN 501. Research Tools and Methodology: Quantitative. 3 Units.

Current social research methods, practice in the use of techniques, consideration of the philosophy of the scientific method, and familiarization with MFAM test instruments.
Cross-listing: MFAM 501.

COUN 502. Research Tools and Methodology: Qualitative. 3 Units.

Qualitative methodology. Prepares students to undertake research projects using the intensive interview method of qualitative research. Explores practical and epistemological issues and problems in qualitative research in a workshop format.
Cross-listing: MFAM 502.

COUN 515. Crisis Intervention and Client Advocacy. 3 Units.

Presents basic counseling theory, techniques, crisis intervention, and client-centered advocacy in recovery-oriented practice environments. Includes confidentiality, interprofessional cooperation, working with consumers, professional socialization, and collaboration. Discusses suicide, substance abuse, domestic violence, incest, spousal abuse, rape, treating the severely mentally ill, and disaster and trauma response.
Cross-listing: MFAM 515.

COUN 524. Psychopharmacology and Medical Issues. 3 Units.

Introduces common physical and medical issues related to the practice of counseling. Students learn a biopsychosocial-spiritual model to assess and intervene—emphasizing psychopharmacology, neuroanatomy, the mind-body relationship, and research relative to the field of counseling.

COUN 528. Culture, Socioeconomic Status in Therapy. 3 Units.

Addresses current information and historical narratives related to cultural diversity that impact belief systems, communication patterns, roles, and expectations within human relationships and systems. Examines SES and a wide range of social, racial, and ethnic factors that create meanings for individuals, couples, families, and mental health counselors. Emphasizes populations that become professional partners or clients served within this geographic region.
Cross-listing: MFAM 528.

COUN 540. Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy. 3 Units.

Examines history and scope of counseling specialties, principles of collaboration among diverse mental health professionals, factors influencing counseling process, and basic counseling skills. Addresses social ecology impacting consumers and providers within health care. Opens ongoing process of nurturing personal qualities related to counseling practice.

COUN 547. Social Ecology of Individual and Family Development. 3 Units.

Studies human individual development and its relationship to the family life cycle from birth through aging and death of family members. Discusses biological, psychological, social, and spiritual development in the context of family dynamics involving traditional two-parent families, alternative partnerships, single parents, blended families, and intergenerational communities.
Cross-listing: MFAM 547.

COUN 550. Clinical Interventions with Service Members, Veterans, and Families. 2 Units.

Provides multi-disciplinary understanding of military culture and skills and application of evidence-based clinical treatments that foster resilience and provide relief to service members, veterans and their families. Attention to issues of diversity, ethics, and use of self are included throughout clinical case discussion. Clinical issues specific to this population are discussed along with individual, family, and community interventions.
Prerequisite: PSYC 721 or SOWK 757C.
Cross-listing: PSYC 550, SOWK 550.

COUN 556. Psychopathology and Diagnostic Procedures. 3 Units.

Explores the history and development of psychopathology and how it relates to current clinical practice in general and marriage and family therapy in particular. Utilizes the multiaxial classifications of the DSM-IV as a practical basis for diagnostics.
Prerequisite: A course in abnormal psychology.
Cross-listing: MFAM 556.

COUN 568. Groups: Process and Practice. 3 Units.

Surveys major theoretical approaches, including individual theories, marital groups, network, and family therapy groups. Group laboratory experience provided wherein students apply theory to practice and develop group leadership skills.
Cross-listing: MFAM 568.

COUN 574. Educational Psychology. 3 Units.

Explores educational psychology through application of development and learning theories to instruction, achievement motivation, self-esteem, classroom management, supportive and disruptive processes on school sites, campus standards, disciplinary practices, legal/ethical issues. Requires research of effective educational practices and related foundations.
Prerequisite: General psychology.

COUN 575. Counseling Theory and Applications. 3 Units.

Counseling theories and applications necessary for work as counselors, therapists, and other mental health professionals. Historical overview of all theories from psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, behavior, cognitive behavior, reality, feminist, postmodern (solution-focused and narrative), family systems, and integrative perspectives. Meaningful integration of ethics, theory, and experience on personal and case-study levels.

COUN 576. Exceptional and Medically Challenged Children. 3 Units.

Studies the determinants, characteristics, problems, and adjustments of individuals who deviate markedly from the norm in their mental, physical, emotional, or social aptitudes, traits, and tendencies. Emphasizes education and career planning.

COUN 577. Assessment in Counseling. 3 Units.

Develops competencies and understandings for selecting, administering, and interpreting the major types of standardized tests and inventories used in psychology and education. Theoretical principles and issues presented with hands-on applications. Practicum required.

COUN 579. Career Theories and Applications. 4 Units.

Study of career theories such as Holland, Ginzberg, Super; as well as multiple approaches, including family and systemic influences on career choice. Application made to values, ethics, meaning, decision making, and individual differences in twenty-first century work places. Includes laboratory experience in the field.

COUN 584. Advanced Child and Adolescent Development. 2,3 Units.

Psychodynamics involved in child and adolescent problems with respect to the family relationship. Demonstrates a variety of counseling approaches to the treatment of children and adolescents, with emphasis on diverse settings (e.g., education, hospital, and agency).
Cross-listing: MFAM 584.

COUN 604. Social Context in Clinical Practice: Gender, Class, and Race. 3 Units.

Introduces social inequalities that result in unfairness, health disparities, assaults to personal dignity, and family stress. Focuses on how one's position within social hierarchies—such as gender, socioeconomic status, race, and sexual orientation—affects psychological and relational health. Examination of how family therapists and counselors address these social contextual factors as part of a recovery-based approach that empowers people within their relationships and social systems.
Cross-listing: MFAM 604.

COUN 614. Law and Ethics. 3 Units.

Examines laws, ethical standards, and current trends for mental health professionals as delineated by organizations such as ACA, ASCA, BBS, and CTC. Reviews legal and ethical guidelines for mental health counseling with individuals and families, including topics related to child welfare, separation, divorce, and financial aspects of family maintenance. Emphasizes ethical counselor-client relationships and collaboration with mental health colleagues. Explores counselor's sense of self, human values, professional behavior, scope of practice, and ethics. Assists in understanding impact of culture, poverty, social stress, and biology on the recovery process.

COUN 624. Individual and Systems Assessment. 3 Units.

Applies psychological testing methods in the diagnostic assessment of individual, family, and group behavioral dynamics as encountered in marriage and family counseling. Observations and/or laboratory experience.
Cross-listing: MFAM 624.

COUN 638. Family Therapy and Chemical Abuse. 3 Units.

Examines current theories of etiology of substance use disorders and the effects of psychoactive drug use. Emphasizes assessment and evaluation strategies; impact on mental, biological, relational, and community systems; evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches within a recovery process orientation. Explores issues of regional multicultural competence, human diversity, and access to care.
Cross-listing: MFAM 638.

COUN 644. Child Abuse and Family Violence. 3 Units.

Presents characteristics of physical and emotional abuse, neglect, sexual molestation, and family violence including offender and nonoffender traits. Focus on treatment including individual, group, and family therapy. Ethical and legal issues, community resources, and multidisciplinary approaches to child abuse. Examines cultural, SES, poverty and/or social stress impacts on mental health and recovery.
Cross-listing: MFAM 644.

COUN 674. Human Sexual Behavior. 3 Units.

Sexuality in contemporary society from the sociopsychological viewpoint. Anatomy and physiology of human sexuality: reproduction, normal and abnormal sexual response, psychosexual development, human fertility, human sexual dysfunction. Integration of systems theory. A minimum of thirty contact hours.

COUN 675. Dynamics of Aging. 1,2 Unit.

Studies aging and related processes of personal and systemic change, such as developmental and self-actualization challenges, retirement, chronic illness, long term care, losses, and other end-of-life issues. Additional unit of study involves laboratory field experience.

COUN 678. Consultation and Program Evaluation. 3 Units.

Examines principles and practices of consultation and program evaluation within educational and clinical counseling environments. Emphasizes systemic concepts, leadership development, counselor advocacy, relational competence, team building, and professional accountability of personnel and programs.

COUN 679. Professional School Counseling. 3 Units.

Integrates knowledge and skills essential for development, implementation, coordination, and supervision of counseling programs within educational institutions—with emphasis on the role and function of school counselors in preschool, elementary, middle, and secondary grades. Applications made to state graduation requirements, case management, school law, community, consultation, and professional ethics.

COUN 680. Field Experience in Counseling. 3-9 Units.

Addresses educational assessment, personal and social counseling, academic and career counseling, program development, program coordination and supervision, consultation, legal aspects, and professional ethics in schools and other agencies. Meets State Pupil Personnel Services requirement of a minimum of 600 clock hours in two educational levels, public school activity, and involvement with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and language backgrounds.

COUN 681. School Counseling Practicum and Seminar. 1 Unit.

Focuses on California standards for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling. Addresses professional development and practice of school counseling. Enrollment restricted to students in the M.S. degree in Counseling Program and in the School Counseling Certificate Program. Requires minimum of two quarters of COUN 681 School Counseling and practicum. S. degree in Couneling Program and the School Counseling Certificate Program.
Prerequisite: Limited to students in the M.

COUN 682. Clinical Counseling Practicum and Seminar. 1 Unit.

Focuses on California standards for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Addresses professional development and practice of clinical counseling through readings, case presentations, University mentoring, and group process. Enrollment restricted to students in M.S. degree in Counseling Program. Registration in COUN 682 required during every quarter of field experience in clinical counseling.

COUN 691. Process Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy. 2 Units.

Explores advanced process approaches to theory and experiential work fundamental to self-awareness, relationship skills, behavioral observations, self-regulatory processes, emotion-focused therapy, and counselor-client contact with individuals and groups.

COUN 692. Cognitive Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy. 2 Units.

Integrates advanced cognitive approaches with experiential work, including current practice of cognitive behavioral therapies such as DBT and TF-CBT. Includes live demonstrations of professional counseling, in-class role play, and laboratory experiences that utilize recording and evaluation of student practice sessions. Enrollment restricted to candidates in clinical degree programs.

COUN 693. Systemic Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy. 2 Units.

Integrates theory and advanced approaches to counseling individuals and groups within various systems. Demonstrates evidenced-based psychoeducation programs, therapy structures, and mental health delivery methods, with emphasis on recovery care and trauma response models. Enrollment restricted to candidates in clinical degree programs.

COUN 694. Directed Study: Counseling. 1-4 Units.

Directed study in counseling.

COUN 781. School Counseling Field Experience (PPS). 4 Units.

Requires successful completion and evaluation of 200 hours of counseling activities supervised by a PPS-credentialed school counselor at a public school site. Students may continue an on-going field experience registration over a period of five quarters, with an In Progress (IP) notation until the fifth quarter, which must be graded as Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U).

COUN 782. School Counseling Field Experience (PPS). 4 Units.

Requires successful completion and evaluation of 200 hours of counseling activities supervised by a PPS-credentialed school counselor at a public school site. Students may continue an on-going field experience registration over a period of five quarters, with an In Progress (IP) notation until the fifth quarter, which must be graded as Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U).

COUN 783. School Counseling Field Experience (PPS). 4 Units.

Requires successful completion and evaluation of 200 hours of counseling activities supervised by a PPS-credentialed school counselor at a public school site. Students may continue an on-going field experience registration over a period of five quarters, with an In Progress (IP) notation until the fifth quarter, which must be graded as Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U).

COUN 784. School Counseling Field Experience. 3 Units.

Fourth course in a series of 3-unit registrations (COUN 781-786) for University-arranged field experience in school counseling. Requires that student document 100 hours of counseling practicum; obtain a certificate of clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; and subsequently complete 100 hours of supervised counseling in a public school, with on-site supervision by a PPS-credentialed school counselor. Enrollment restricted to students in the M.S. degree in Counseling Program and/or the School Counseling Certificate Program who are working toward the pupil personnel services credential (PPS) in school counseling.

COUN 791. Clinical Counseling Field Experience (LPCC). 3 Units.

Requires successful completion and evaluation of 150 hours—at least 100 of which must be supervised, face-to-face clinical counseling supported by a minimum of 50 hours involving supervision, reporting, documentation, and other counseling-related activities. Students may continue an on-going field experience registration over a period of five quarters, with an In Progress notation (IP) until the fifth quarter, which must be graded as Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U).

COUN 792. Clinical Counseling Field Experience (LPCC). 3 Units.

Requires successful completion and evaluation of 150 hours—at least 100 of which must be supervised, face-to-face clinical counseling supported by a minimum of 50 hours involving supervision, reporting, documentation, and other counseling-related activities. Students may continue an ongoing field experience registration over a period of five quarters, with an In Progress notation (IP) until the fifth quarter, which must be graded as Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U).

COUN 793. Clinical Counseling Field Experience (LPCC). 3 Units.

Requires successful completion and evaluation of 150 hours—at least 100 of which must be supervised, face-to-face clinical counseling supported by a minimum of 50 hours involving supervision, reporting, documentation, or other counseling-related activities. Students may continue an on-going field experience registration over a period of five quarters, with an In Progress (IP) notation until the fifth quarter, which must be graded as Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U).