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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog

Counseling, Multicultural Community Counseling Community-Based Block Concentration, M.S.

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(Major Code: 08261) (SIMS Code: 331004)

Submit the following in the supplementary program application:

  1. Three letters of recommendation;
  2. Personal statement;
  3. Curriculum vitae or resume.

For more information contact:
Department of Counseling and School Psychology
Community-Based Block Program

The Master of Science in counseling with a concentration in multicultural community counseling prepares students in the community-based block (CBB) program to become practitioners in the field of community counseling. CBB is a special unit within the Department of Counseling and School Psychology. Social justice theory and democratic shared governance processes help students develop proficiencies to become effective multicultural counselors and social justice change agents in communities, schools, colleges, and/or social service agencies.

The off-campus community-based program is in the heart of two of San Diego’s multiethnic neighborhoods and is a “block” program because students are required to take all classes together as a group (or block) for the entire year.

Admission to the program includes both a written application and group interview. Students should possess strong writing skills and complete courses in some or all of these subject areas: abnormal psychology, cultural anthropology, ethnic studies, human development, human sexuality, sociology, and other relevant social science courses prior to applying to the program.

Included within the course requirements are practicum and internship courses. Students must complete a minimum of 280 hours of face-to-face supervised clinical experience counseling individuals, families, or groups. A clinical counselor trainee shall receive an average of at least one hour of direct supervisor contact for every five hours of client contact in each setting. The student must complete a minimum of 60 units of 500-, 600-, 700-numbered courses, including:

Integration and Application of Theory, Research, and Techniques (Minimum 6 Units)

Research (Minimum 3 Units)

For Plan B, CSP 710A  is the capstone experience for the program. Students are required to complete a project as part of the requirements of CSP 710A . Students complete a theory integration paper and comprehensive examination as part of this project. In special circumstances, a student may elect to take the thesis option (Plan A).

Electives (0-3 Units)

Selected in consultation with adviser and may include courses listed above.

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