California State University–Sacramento

Department of Counselor Education
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The Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Specialization is designed to provide students with all the educational competencies and a portion of the experience competencies required by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license. The program trains individuals to work in a variety of settings, including community agencies, county and state agencies, hospitals, private practice, and to provide consulting to businesses and agencies. Emphasis is placed on developmental and preventative concerns, especially those of children.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Susan Wycoff (chair)
Department Emphasis
  • 34% Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling
  • 33% Career Counseling
  • 33% School Counseling
Campus Enrollment
28,000
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
United States

Phone Number
916-278-6639
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Counseling Theory
  • Practicum in Communication
  • Multicultural/Ethnic Counseling
  • Dynamics of Human Development
  • Appraisal in Counseling
  • Seminar: Marriage & Family Counseling
  • Practicum in Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling
  • Gender Roles & Sexuality in Counseling
  • Group Processes in Counseling
  • Seminar: Counseling Children and Youth
  • Advanced Seminar: Marriage & Family Counseling
  • Practicum in Counseling
  • Law & Ethics for Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling
  • Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • Practicum in Group Counseling
  • Field Study in Counseling
  • Substance Abuse & the Family
  • Counseling & Psychotropic Medications
  • Career Development
  • Field Study
  • Elective: Master's Culminating Experience
  • Educational Research
  • Current Issues in Counseling: Disabled
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage, Family & Child Counseling
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.