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Certificate in Counseling the Spanish-Speaking Client

¡Enlaces! is a certificate program that is embedded into the Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) specialization. Interested applicants should be conversationally proficient in Spanish and be able to take courses taught bilingually, incorporating both English and Spanish, to be eligible to enroll. Courses designated as ¡Enlaces! are an opportunity for students to apply and practice professional psychological terminology and learn about specific cultural factors involved in counseling Spanish-speaking clients. Coursework familiarizes the student with the diversity of cultures in the Spanish-speaking community, the unique issues that these cultures bring to the Spanish-language psychological literature, and includes a clinical placement working with the Spanish-speaking client.



Interested applicants are interviewed and admitted to ¡Enlaces! during the admission process to the MFT program. This includes an interview with the ¡Enlaces! Program Coordinator to get approval for this emphasis.

¡Enlaces! Daytime Program

  • This is a 2-year MFT program with the ¡Enlaces! emphasis.

Download Fall Admit 2-year program (60 Units)

¡Enlaces! Evening Program

  • MFT Program with the ¡Enlaces!

Download Fall Admit 3-year program (60 Units)

Contact Us

For more information on ¡Enlaces!, please feel free to contact:

Orlando Alvarez
¡Enlaces! Program Coordinator, Faculty | 213.477.2838

The Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) programs meet the educational standards and have been approved by the California Board of Behavioral Science, leading to an LMFT or LPCC counselor license in California. Students who wish to practice in a state other than California may or may not have additional educational and/or non-educational requirements to complete prior to applying for licensure. Students should be aware of such varying requirements that may prohibit the attainment of licensure in various states – a criminal background, for example, may be a non-educational restriction to licensure in some states. Prior to enrollment, prospective students must review the Marriage & Family Therapy and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor professional licensure webpage to determine whether this program meets the educational requirements in a specific state. MSMU would like to help applicants and current students navigate the licensure process. Contact the Psychology department at to discuss the process of obtaining an LMFT or LPCC license in a state outside of California