MAC Curriculum Change Conversion Chart

2019–2020 Curriculum Change

Students will now have the option of choosing between multiple possible specializations:

  1. Completing your current specialization; to see your current requirements, log in to S.I.S. > Student Records > My Degree Progress.
  2. The 2019–2020 Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) specialization.
  3. The 2019–2020 Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Child/Youth Specialization. (Portland only)
  4. The 2019–2020 Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling (MCFC) specialization. (SAC and SJ only)
  5. The 2019–2020 Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) specialization. (SAC and SJ only)

The Counseling department has created informational slides for Sacramento and San Jose students, in order to aid in the understanding of these changes and how they impact you:

Of note: The MFT specialization will only be available for a short time, as the CMHC and MCFC are more portable to other states for licensure and will better serve you in your future practice.

In addition, if you upgrade to a 2019–2020 specialization, you will be required to complete 700 total clinical hours, of which 280, minimally, are client contact.  You may not revert to a previous catalog year once you’ve officially upgraded to one of the new specializations.

Students are encouraged to talk to their advisor about the change. Once decided, fill out a Request to Change form for your state of study and email the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Portland Request to Change Form - Current Students 

SAC/SJ Request to Change ForM - Current Students

Conversion Charts

Counseling (Portland)

Past Curriculum2019–2020 Curriculum
CNS 501 Clinical Foundations: Basic Counseling Skills/Interventions 2 CN501 Clinical Foundations: The Helping Relationship 2
CNS 502 Psychological Theory & Techniques 2 CN503 Advanced Counseling: Theory & Techniques 2 of 3
  • See also CNS 519
CNS 503 Family Systems Therapy 2 CN510 Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling 2 of 3
  • See also CNS 516
CNS 504 Psychotherapeutic Systems 2 CN502 Psychotherapeutic Systems 2 of 3
CNS 505 Psychopathology 3 CN505 Psychopathology 3
CNS 506 Legal and Ethical Issues 2 CN506 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling 2 of 3
CNS 507 Human Life Span Development 3 CN507 Human Life Span Development 3
CNS 508 Integrative Issues in Counseling 2 CN508 Integrative Issues in Counseling 1
CN513 Multicultural Counseling: Theory and Techniques 1
CNS 509 Advanced Integration in Counseling 2 CN509 Advanced Integration in Counseling 2
CNS 510 Spiritual Development and Assessment 2 CN562 Spiritual Formation for Counselors 0
Elective or unapplied 2
CNS 512 Group Counseling 2 CN520 Group Counseling 2 of 3
CNS 513 Social and Cultural Foundations 2 CN513 Multicultural Counseling: Theory and Techniques 2 of 3
  • See also CNS 508
CNS 516 Marriage and Couple Counseling 2 CN510 Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling 1 of 3
Elective or unapplied 1
  • See also CNS 503
CNS 518 Career and Lifestyle Development 2 CN518 Career Development: Theory & Techniques 2 of 3
CNS 519 Treatment Planning and Outcome Assessment 1 CN503 Advanced Counseling: Theory & Techniques 1 of 3
  • See also CNS 502
CNS 520 Professional Orientation 1 CN500 Professional Orientation 1
CNS 523 Human Sexuality 2 Elective or unapplied 2
CNS 524 Research in Counseling & Family Studies 2 CN514 Research & Program Evaluation 2 of 3
CNS 525 Tests and Measurements 3 CN515 Testing and Assessment 3
CNS 526 Psychopharmacology 1 CN517 Physiology and Psychopharmacology 1 of 3
  • See also CNS 528
CNS 528 Neuropsychology 1 CN517 Physiology and Psychopharmacology 1 of 3
  • See also CNS 526
CNS 529 Counseling Addictions 2 CN519 Addiction Counseling 2 of 3
CNS 530 Counseling Practicum 2 CN530 Clinical Counseling Practicum 2
CNS 531 Counseling Practicum II 2 CN531 Clinical Counseling Internship I 2 of 3
CNS 532 Counseling Practicum III 2 CN531 Clinical Counseling Internship I 1 of 3
CN532 Clinical Counseling Internship II 1 of 3
  • See also CNS 531
CNS 533 Counseling Practicum II 2 CN532 Clinical Counseling Internship II 2 of 3
  • See also CNS 532
CNS 534 Counseling Practicum III 2 CN533 Advanced Clinical Counseling Internship III 1
Elective or unapplied 1
CNS 544 Counseling Violence and Abuse Issues 1 CN521 Crisis and Trauma Counseling 1 of 3
  • See also CNS 558
CNS 557 Emergency Preparedness: Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention 1 CN504 Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention 1
CNS 558 Emergency Preparedness: Crisis Intervention, Trauma and Loss 1 CN521 Crisis and Trauma Counseling 1 of 3
  • See also CNS 544

Total Credits

Past Curriculum2019–2020 Curriculum
68 credits (minimum) required 68 credits (minimum) required

Counseling/Marital Family Therapy (NorCal)

Past Curriculum2019–2020 Curriculum
CNS 501 Clinical Foundations: Basic Counseling Skills/Interventions 2 CN501 Clinical Foundations: The Helping Relationship 2
CNS 502 Psychological Theory & Techniques 3 CN503 Advanced Counseling: Theory & Techniques 3
CNS 503 Family Systems Therapy 3 CM511 Family Systems Therapy 3
CNS 504 Psychotherapeutic Systems 2 CN502 Psychotherapeutic Systems 2 of 3
CNS 505 Psychopathology 3 CN505 Psychopathology 3
CNS 506 Legal and Ethical Issues 2 CN506 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling 2 of 3
CNS 507 Human Life Span Development 3 CN507 Human Life Span Development 3
CNS 508 Integrative Issues in Counseling 2 CN508 Integrative Issues in Counseling 1
CN513 Multicultural Counseling: Theory and Techniques 1
CNS 509 Advanced Integration in Counseling 2 CN509 Advanced Integration in Counseling 2
CNS 510 Spiritual Development and Assessment 2 CN562 Spiritual Formation for Counselors 0
CNS 512 Group Counseling 3 CN520 Group Counseling 3
CNS 513 Social and Cultural Foundations 2 CN513 Multicultural Counseling: Theory and Techniques 2 of 3
  • See also CNS 508
CNS 516 Marriage and Couple Counseling 3 CM512 Marriage and Couple Counseling 3
CNS 517 Child and Adolescent Therapy 2 CM522 Child and Adolescent Therapy 2
CNS 518 Career and Lifestyle Development 2 CN518 Career Development: Theory & Techniques 2 of 3
CNS 523 Human Sexuality 2 CM523 Human Sexuality 2
CNS 524 Research in Counseling & Family Studies 2 CN514 Research & Program Evaluation 2 of 3
CNS 525 Tests and Measurements 3 CN515 Testing and Assessment 3
CNS 526 Psychopharmacology 2 CN517 Physiology and Psychopharmacology 2 of 3
Or CNS 527 Physiology and Psychopharmacology of Addiction 2
  • See also CNS 547
CNS 529 Counseling Addictions 2 CN519 Addiction Counseling 2 of 3
CNS 530 Counseling Practicum 2 CN530 Clinical Counseling Practicum 2
CNS 531 Counseling Practicum II 2 CN531 Clinical Counseling Internship I 2 of 3
CNS 532 Counseling Practicum III 2 CN531 Clinical Counseling Internship I 1 of 3
CN532 Clinical Counseling Internship II 1 of 3
  • See also CNS 531
CNS 544 Counseling Violence and Abuse Issues 3 CN521 Crisis and Trauma Counseling 1
Elective or unapplied 2
CNS 547 Psychopharmacology II 1 CN517 Physiology and Psychopharmacology 1 of 3
  • See also CNS 526
CNS 553 Human Services 2 CN500 Professional Orientation 1
Elective or unapplied 1
CNS 559 Emergency Preparedness: Crisis Management and Administration 2 CN521 Crisis and Trauma Counseling 2 of 3
  • See also CNS 544

Total Credits

Past Curriculum2019–2020 Curriculum
68 credits (minimum) required 68-69 credits (minimum) required
  • Total credits needed depends on specialization selected and campus location. See catalog for more details.

Addiction Studies (NorCal)

Past Curriculum2019–2020 Curriculum
CNS 501 Clinical Foundations: Basic Counseling Skills/Interventions 2 CN501 Clinical Foundations: The Helping Relationship 2
CNS 506 Legal and Ethical Issues 2 CN506 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling 2 of 3
CNS 512 Group Counseling 3 CN520 Group Counseling 3
CNS 513 Social and Cultural Foundations 2 CN513 Multicultural Counseling: Theory and Techniques 2 of 3
CNS 526 Psychopharmacology 2 CN517 Physiology and Psychopharmacology 2 of 3
Or CNS 527 Physiology and Psychopharmacology of Addiction 2
  • See also CNS 547
CNS 529 Counseling Addictions 2 CN519 Addiction Counseling 2 of 3
CNS 530 Counseling Practicum 2 CN530 Clinical Counseling Practicum 2
Or AC530 Addiction Counseling Practicum 2
CNS 531 Counseling Practicum II 2 CN531 Clinical Counseling Internship I 2 of 3
Or AC531 Addiction Counseling Internship I 2
CNS 532 Counseling Practicum III 2 CN531 Clinical Counseling Internship II 1 of 3
and CN532 Clinical Counseling Internship I 1 of 3 Or
AC531 Addiction Counseling Internship I 1 of 3
and AC532 Addiction Counseling Internship II 1 of 3
  • See also CNS 531
CNS 544 Counseling Violence and Abuse Issues 3 CN521 Crisis and Trauma Counseling 1
Elective or unapplied 2
  • See also CNS 559
CNS 547 Psychopharmacology II 1 CN517 Physiology and Psychopharmacology 1 of 3
  • See also CNS 526
CNS 551 Advanced Addiction Counseling 2 AC542 Advanced Addiction Counseling 2
CNS 552 Addictive Behavior: Treatment and Counseling 2 AC541 Addictive Behavior: Treatment and Counseling 1
Elective or unapplied 1
CNS 553 Human Services 2 CN500 Professional Orientation 1
Elective or unapplied 1
CNS 554 Addiction Group Dynamics 1 AC543 Addiction Group Dynamics 1
CNS 559 Emergency Preparedness: Crisis Management and Administration 2 CN521 Crisis and Trauma Counseling 2 of 3
  • See also CNS 544

Total Credits

Past Curriculum2019–2020 Curriculum
30 credits (minimum) required 30 credits (minimum) required