AUSB offering Career Theory and Practice course for LPCC licensure this October

Last year the California legislature authorized a new counseling license at the Master’s level. The Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) was added as a Master’s level license to make California the 50th state to provide this license.   Recently the BBS (Board of Behavioral Sciences) decided to offer licensed MFT and LCSW professionals a short window of opportunity (until December 2011) to apply for grandparenting for LPCC licensure.  

The application process requires submitting information about academic coursework completed, which is then reviewed by the BBS for eligibility. Many of our alumni will find that as graduates of our MACP program, you have already completed most of the requirements, but will likely be asked to take a 4.5 unit Career Counseling course. Other current licensed MFT’s that completed their degree at another institution may also be eligible.

If you have not already taken this course within our program or another academic setting you will be delighted to know that we will be offering the course:  Career Theory and Practice this Fall beginning October 15, 2011. While decisions regarding eligibility are determined solely by the BBS, this course has been designed by Antioch University in accordance with criteria specified by the BBS as part of the LPCC licensure process.

This is a 4.5 unit course requiring 45 contact hours. The course will meet consecutive Saturdays from 10/15-12/3, 2011. Students will meet for six 6-hour sessions in class and conduct nine hours of community field work to meet the 45 hour requirement. The schedule and content outline are as follows.

10/15    Intro and Developmental Theories

10/22    Cognitive Theories and Self Assessment

10/29    Trait and Factor Theories And Career Assessment

11/5    Community Field Experience – 9 hours

11/12    Career Exploration and Decision Making Theory

11/19     General Career Counseling Techniques

This course aimed at helping licensed graduates seeking grandparenting for LPCC will fill up quickly and registration is limited. The tuition for Antioch University alumni is $340 per unit (4.5 units $1,530) or for other professions, $603 per unit ($2,713.50)

To register, download the Special Student Registration form, complete the information and send to the Office of the Registrar (address information on form.)


  • For registration questions contact Julia Dubiel, Registrar,, 805.962.8179 x5105.
  • For questions about the course, contact Elizabeth Wolfson, Chair MA Psychology Programs,, 805.962.8179 x5155
  • For questions about the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) license, contact the BBS (Board of Behavioral Sciences),