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Counseling Psychology

Graduate Programs

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Approved Traineeship Sites

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All students in the MFT specialization must complete a field work traineeship in their last year. This is an opportunity to work with clients and finally put into practice what they have learned in graduate school. 

The traineeship is 15-20 hours per week, and most often occurs during the daytime hours so the student must be prepared to make arrangements to be available for their final training experience. Each student has the opportunity to select their own traineeship from the list below.

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For information about these sites, as well as other potential sites that have not yet been approved, please see the Los Angeles County Social Service Resources Directory available in the Graduate Psychology Department office.

The Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) programs meet the standards and have been approved by the California Board of Behavioral Science, leading to an MFT or LPCC counselor license in California. Students who wish to practice in a state other than California may or may not have additional requirements to complete prior to applying for licensure. Mount Saint Mary’s University is in the process of researching professional licensure requirements in other states. Contact the Psychology department at to discuss additional requirements that may be needed to obtain an MFT or LPCC license in a state outside of California.