University of San Francisco

Department of Counseling Psychology
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The master's and credential programs in Counseling Psychology prepare competent professional counselors and therapists by broadening their bases of knowledge and by helping them develop the specific skills necessary for successful careers in the helping professions. The programs' emphases include cognitive-behavioral, family systems, lifespan development, and multicultural counseling perspectives. Individuals learn theories and effective practices for working with children, adults and their families in a variety of community mental health, school, work, and health settings.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Christine Yeh (chair)
Department Emphasis
  • 34% Counseling Psychology
  • 33% Marriage & Family Therapy
  • 33% School Counseling
Campus Enrollment
8,274
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
United States

Phone Number
415-422-6868
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Individual & Family Lifespan Development
  • Counseling Across Cultures
  • Cognitive and Behavior Therapies: Theory and Practice
  • Ethical, Legal, & Professional Issues
  • Individual & Family Psychopathology
  • Intermediate Techniques in Cognitive and Behavior Therapy Child & Parent Therapy
  • Community Mental Health: Concepts of Recovery, Wellness, Systems of Care and Advocacy
  • Individual & Systems Assessment
  • Advanced Techniques in Cognitive and Behavior Therapies
  • Alcoholism & Substance Abuse
  • Traineeship I & II
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Group Work in Clinical Settings
  • Couples Therapy
  • Adult Life Transitions Counseling
  • Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Therapy in Later Life
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Human Sexuality
  • Career Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Prevention and Intervention in Schools
  • Advanced Multicultural Counseling
  • Trauma and Crisis Counseling in Urban and Multicultural Context
  • Consulting with Parents. Teachers, and Schools
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • School Counseling and Pupil Personnel Credential
  • Licensed Professional Clinical counselor (LPCC) eligibility
Masters Comments

The Marriage and Family Therapy program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing marriage and family therapists to address the current and emerging mental health needs of children, adults, and families. It emphasizes a lifespan developmental perspective, a problem-solving, goal-oriented perspective, a family systems perspective, and a multicultural perspective. The School Counseling program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing counselors to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, adolescents, and young adults in educational settings.It emphasizes a multicultural youth development perspective, a problem-solving counseling perspective, a social justice orientation, and an ecological systems perspective. 

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.