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Counseling and Psychological Services Center M-14

Professional Growth Fee Policy

Beginning Fall 2008, the Counseling Center implemented the following fees for professional growth development. (The number of sessions required is based on the guidelines set forth by each department.)

Clinical PhD and Dual I/O Clinical PhD: these students are not required to have therapy as part of their hours; however, if the student chooses to seek therapy services, they must have a minimum of 10 hours.  In addition, the counseling center will only provide a maximum of 20 hours for these students.

Intake session will have no charge
Sessions 1-5 will have a charge of $20 per session
Sessions 6-20 will have a charge of $50 per session
Clinical PsyD: these students are required to have 40 professional growth hours accrued through therapy.
Intake session will have no charge
Sessions 1-5 will have a charge of $20 per session
Sessions 6-20 will have a charge of $50 per session 
MFT Program:   regardless of whether the student is obtaining a PsyD or MA, these students are allowed to obtain 25 professional growth hours through therapy.
Intake session will have no charge
Sessions 1-5 will have a charge of $20 per session
Sessions 6-25 will have a charge of $50 per session
 
Additionally, MFT students are allowed to accrue up to 100 hours (times 3) of professional therapy to count toward their 3,000 hours for the Board of Behavioral Sciences license as an MFT therapist, e.g. 25 professional growth hours x 3 =75 hours towards licensure.
 

NOTE: Professional Growth Students will NOT be charged for their initial intake session.  For subsequent sessions, students will be required to pay by credit card or check in the Student Assistants’ Office in M-14, Room 8, prior to each session.

**Students may also be eligible for a financial aid budget re-evaluation should they wish to have the above fees added into their loan package.  Please contact the financial aid office for more information**

If you would like to sign up, or have further questions, please contact the Student Assistants’ Office at the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at 858-635-4481.

IMPORTANT!  Students in need of personal counseling will continue to receive services at no charge, but the sessions will not count for their program’s professional growth requirement.