Masters in Counseling with a Specialization in Children & Adolescents

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in every 5 American children between the age of 3 and 17 experiences a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder. Unfortunately, only 20 percent of these children and adolescents receive treatment. To meet the mental health needs of today’s youth populations, the psychology department is now offering a Masters in Counseling with a Specialization in Children and Adolescents beginning Fall 2019!

Focused Study and Practice on Youth

Unlike other counseling programs, our Masters in Counseling is intensively focused on developing the clinical skills necessary to specialize in serving youth populations. Graduates of the program will be ready to pursue LPCC licensure in California and work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Public and private mental health agencies

  • Public school mental health programs

  • Private practice

  • Hospital-based practice

  • Juvenile justice-based practice

Program Highlights

  • APU faculty-mentors bring expertise and experience working with youth health and mental health needs, including best practices for treatment, childhood substance abuse, trauma & recovery

  • Full and part-time options available for flexible completion time

  • Evening and online courses to fit your schedule

  • Learn through practice in a variety of settings, in collaboration with a fieldwork mentor

To learn more about the program and apply, visit