The Division of Behavioral
Studies offers one graduate-level course of instruction in professional
marriage, family, and child counseling. Students who successfully
complete the curriculum earn the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
The MACP program uses
group dynamics to develop a learning environment that facilitates
cooperative study and group presentations. Group cohesion, student
cooperation, and mutual support replace competition. Lecture is
minimized and interaction among participants and instructor is encouraged.
A group is formed when at least fifteen students have enrolled.
Each group progresses through the course of instruction in a specific
sequence while attending courses usually held once each week from
Eighteen units of theological
studies are included in the MACP program so the Bible can be used
effectively during counseling. MACP students may earn the Master
of Religious Studies (MRS) degree by taking an additional 12 units
of biblical or theological studies.
The MACP program meets
all of the applicable requirements established by the California
Board of Behavioral Sciences. Graduates may apply to sit for the
Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license written and oral examinations
after completing course work and mandatory practicum and internship
requirements. Although SCBC&S has no control over the outcome of
examinations, the MACP program is designed to enable capable and
motivated students to qualify for the MFT license.