California Lutheran University

Department of Psychology
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The Counseling Psychology program is designed to prepare the student for this undertaking from a perspective which takes into account the human being as a whole person with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions, and which focuses on the family as an interactive system. The focus of this program is on developing an integration of academic knowledge and clinical skills so that, at the time of graduation, students are well prepared as beginning marital and family therapists.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Jamie Banker
Department Emphasis
  • 15% Adolescent Therapy
  • 15% Child/Human Development
  • 15% Child Therapy
  • 15%Diversity/Sexuality
  • 15% FAmily Therapy
  • 15% Marital Therapy
  • 10% Family Studies
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

3263 Pioneer Street 4250
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Jamie Banker
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Psychopathology
  • Systems of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Survey of Psychopharmacology
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Law and Ethics
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Substance Abuse and Dependency
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interviewing
  • Group Therapy
  • Principles and Techniques in Child Therapy
  • Principles and Techniques in Adolescent Therapy
  • Principles and Techniques in Marital Therapy
  • Principles and Techniques in Family Therapy
  • Survey of Psychological Testing
  • Information Literacy
  • Research Synthesis and Evaluation
  • Counseling Practicum I, II, & III
  • Various Specialization Courses
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
Masters Comments

The Marital and Family Therapy program is designed to meet all academic requirements for the California state license in Marital and Family Therapy. Licensing by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners requires a master's degree with specified content, supervised counseling experience, a post-master's internship, and written and oral examinations.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.