Student Learning Outcomes

SLO 1 Core concepts (SLO 1 must be integrated into every course):

  • 1.1 Students will understand various cultures and the social and psychological implications of socioeconomic position
  • 1.2 Students will comprehend how poverty and social stress impact an individual’s mental health and recovery
  • 1.3 Students will attain knowledge of the principles of mental health recovery-oriented care and methods of service delivery
  • 1.4 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of marriage and family therapy

 SLO 2 Cultural diversity

  • 2.1 Students will apply the strengths and limitations of assessment and diagnosis in relationship to various cultural, economic, and ethnic groups
  • 2.2 Students will be able to conceptualize individual and systemic therapeutic models and their application, including evidence-based therapies and culturally sensitive approaches
  • 2.3 Students will demonstrate an understanding of intervention delivery in a manner that is sensitive to special needs groups
  • 2.4 Students will apply knowledge of various cultural understandings of human development and behavior within the context of socioeconomic status
  • 2.5 Students will attain the ability to evaluate behavior within context of a variety of California cultures

 SLO 3 Professional ethics, integrity, values, and laws

  • 3.1 Students will demonstrate an awareness of the therapeutic, clinical, and practical implications of professional ethics, values and laws in the practice of counseling psychology
  • 3.2 Students will be able to conceptualize legal patterns and trends in regards to the practice of counseling psychology
  • 3.3 Students will attain knowledge of scope of practice for counselors
  • 3.4 Students will demonstrate an understanding of privilege, confidentiality, danger to self or others, treatment of minors, and parental consent
  • 3.5 Students will achieve the ability to evaluate the relationship between the therapist’s sense of self, values, professional behavior, and ethics
  • 3.6 Students will acquire a comprehension of the standards for different work settings

 SLO 4 Research and program evaluation knowledge and skills

  • 4.1 Students will display an ability to critically evaluate research relevant to the practice of counseling psychology including: marriage, couples, and family therapy
  • 4.2 Students will be able to conceptualize and apply an understanding of the models of program evaluation relevant to the practice of counseling psychology
  • 4.3 Students will apply knowledge of evidence-based treatments and basic strategies for evaluating counseling outcomes in counseling psychology including: marriage, couples, and family therapy
  • 4.4 Students will utilize the application of relevant research findings to inform the practice of counseling psychology
  • 4.5 Students will analyze and synthesize an understanding of the development of measurable outcomes for marriage, couples, and family counseling programs, interventions, and treatments

 SLO 5 Clinical training

  • 5.1 Students will develop the skills to provide assessment and diagnosis in the practice of counseling psychology including: treatment planning, crisis intervention, and risk assessment
  • 5.2 Students will gain knowledge and application skills in case conceptualization including:  prognosis, treatment of mental disorders, psychological testing, psycho-pharmacology, and integration of evidence-based practices and promising Mental Health practices
  • 5.3 Students will demonstrate an awareness of substance use and abuse, addictions, and co-occurring disorders
  • 5.4 Students will gain knowledge of issues relating to marriage, couples, and family practice including: lifecycle dynamics, healthy family functioning, family structures, family of origin, and intergenerational influences in a multicultural society
  • 5.5 Students will gain an awareness and an understanding of the principles of human development, human sexuality, gender development, family development, couples process, and psychopathology
  • 5.6 Students will be introduced to biopsychosocial health across the lifespan
  • 5.7 Students will apply professional knowledge and skills to the development of life-career plans and will focus on how work and other life roles are interrelated; including knowledge of theories of career development and career counseling
  • 5.8 Students will apply an understanding of theoretical principles of group counseling and group process