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Bringing Counseling Into Communities

The field of community mental health is growing exponentially and offers a rewarding career path. Graduates of the Community Mental Health Master's in Counseling Psychology concentration work to meet the needs of and create change for populations who have been underserved and overlooked by traditional counseling services. Highlights include:

  • A 2.5-3 year Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program with an emphasis on strong clinical training 
  • Trauma-informed, mindfulness-based, and cross-cultural therapies
  • Classes taught online and in-person with evening and weekend courses
  • Both MFT and LPCC tracks available
  • Diverse, nourishing community of peers
  • Financial aid available

Please note that this program has a residency requirement of California, Nevada, or Oregon. Enter your info to learn more and get updates about the program.

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"The Community Mental Health program helped me think bigger, think outside of the box."

Patsy Tito, CIIS alum and Executive Director of the Samoan Community Development Center

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About CIIS

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an accredited university that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities, and the earth. CIIS expands the boundaries of traditional degree programs with transdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies utilizing face-to-face, hybrid, and online pedagogical approaches. Offering a personal learning environment and supportive community, CIIS provides an excellent multifaceted education for people committed to transforming themselves, others, and the world.