Antioch University’s MA in Clinical Psychology Program Focuses on Underserved Populations

MACP Healthy AgingAntioch University Los Angeles was featured this week in a New York Times article for their Psychology program providing specialized training for LGBTQ-affirming therapists. This unique training is in keeping with the overall Antioch mission of commitment to social justice in preparing future practitioners for multicultural competence and focusing on under-served populations.

“Here on the Antioch University Santa Barbara campus, the MA in Clinical Psychology program is deeply committed to this mission by preparing therapists for working with two of the largest and most under-served populations in our country: Latino communities and elders,” said MACP program chair Dr. Elizabeth Wolfson.

To this aim, AUSB offers students in the MACP the opportunity to pursue concentrations in Healthy Aging or Latino Mental Health. Students enrolled in the program meet all requirements to become California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and, can also opt to focus on either these areas of specialization at no extra cost. Full time students in either concentration can complete the Program with an MA in Clinical Psychology within two years.

MACP Latino Mental HealthThe concentration in Healthy Aging offers a cutting edge, preventative-wellness model in counseling older adults, their families, and caregivers. Students completing the program with a specialization in Healthy Aging are entering a market  in critical need of experts in the fast growing field of elder health and mental health services.  The concentration in Latino Mental Health provides knowledge and skills needed to work with Latino individuals, families, and communities and meets the growing demand to fill the shortage of qualified, licensed for bilingual therapists.

Posted on July 14, 2016

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