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LICENSED PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELOR

ABOUT THE LICENSED PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELOR - LPCC
The LPPC program prepares you to enter the field of mental health counseling by providing the skills necessary to help promote positive change for individuals and groups. Licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC) offer treatment and counseling to those with mental health and substance abuse issues."Professional clinical counseling" means the application of counseling interventions and psychotherapeutic techniques to identify and remediate cognitive, mental and emotional issues, including personal growth, adjustment to disability, crisis intervention, and psychosocial and environmental problems. 

CUTTING EDGE CURRICULUM
The 63 unit MA program and the 83 unit EdD program have been approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in California. The program contains graduate level coursework in all 13 core content areas, as required by the BBS. It is taught by highly qualified faculty. The program is grounded in theoretical principles and best practices in the field of counseling and has an emphasis on experiential learning. For full-time students who complete the LPCC as a standalone program, the coursework can typically be completed in two years for the MA and in three years for the EdD. This program may be completed as a part-time program at either degree level. Please note that this program meets the coursework criteria for the LPCC, students will have to meet state criteria in order to become a licensed professional, including meeting minimum supervision requirements after graduation and passing state and/or national exams. 

M.A. + LPCC SAMPLE STUDY PLAN
Get an idea of what your program would look like. 

Check out sample study plans with the LPCC.
* Also include info about EdS + LPCC 
EdD + LPCC SAMPLE STUDY PLAN
Get an idea of what your program would look like. 
Check out sample study plans with the LPCC.
GRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 
Pacific admits students for fall and spring semesters. Admission to the master's program is a holistic decision that takes into consideration all the factors of each applicant's background and experience.

FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION 
We're committed to making your education affordable and make sure that every student admitted to our program has access to the full array of loans, grants, and scholarships.
LPCC REQUIRED COURSE LIST 
View a list of the courses specific to the LPCC. 
IMPORTANT DATES
Priority/Preferred Application Deadline: December 15th

Final Application Deadline: February 15th
Graduate Assistant Application: Begins mid-January 
Deadline to Confirm Admission to Program: April 15th


For more information on CA state licensure please go to
http://www.bbs.ca.gov/lpcc_program/index.shtml 

For more information on Mental Health Counseling careers please go to http://www.amhca.org/ 

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