The Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Respecialization Certificate in Clinical Counseling equips candidates with an in-depth understanding of the educational and clinical, mental heath issues facing students and families today.

Although this four-course certificate program is designed to be an addendum to a candidate’s existing master’s degree coursework in preparing to meet the educational requirements for California state licensure as a LPCC, it can also serve as a stand-alone certificate without moving on to LPCC licensure. It is designed to help retool and prepare any school counselor or school psychologist for the clinical, mental health field. This certificate also positions graduates as highly marketable counselors who are uniquely positioned to help students and families understand the impact of mental health on academic success.

LPCC program candidates must have a master’s degree in counseling, clinical psychology, or a related field to be admitted to the certificate program. Individuals interested in the program who do not hold a master’s degree should contact a faculty advisor in the Department of School Counseling and Psychology for more information. 

Note: If program candidates intend to continue on to LPCC licensure and begin graduate study before August 1, 2012, and complete that study on or before December 31, 2018, then to be eligible for LPCC licensure, a candidate must meet the following minimum educational requirements: “A 48-semester-unit master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited or approved institution, which is counseling or psychotherapy in content, includes 6 semester units or 9 quarter units of supervised practicum or fieldwork study, and contains at least 3 semester units, or 4 and one half quarter units, of coursework in 7 of the 9 LPCC core content areas, all of which must be completed before licensure.” For more information about this requirement, visit www.calpcc.org/lpcc/.

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.