Educating tomorrow’s counselors

May 23, 2017

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The need for skilled mental health counselors and well-trained marriage, family and child counseling in California and across the United States continues to grow.

Since 2009, Palo Alto University has educated counseling students in residential and distance learning formats to fill this ever-growing employment need and to become leaders of tomorrow through their M.A. in Counseling program. This nine or eleven quarter program provides students with the advanced skills needed to be well-rounded practitioners who are capable and competent as research-informed clinicians.

Outstanding faculty, hands-on clinical training and an evidence-based curriculum ensure students obtain the best education and are prepared to improve lives, communities and society upon graduation. Students completing the program earn a license qualifying degree readying them to pursue licensure.

As a sign of the programs’ excellence, Palo Alto University recently received CACREP accreditation for 8 years for the program’s emphases in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling.

“This accreditation truly emphasizes the long-standing quality of our program,” said Professor and Director of the masters programs, William Snow, Ph.D.. “It also allows our students flexibility in their journey post-graduation since CACREP-accredited programs are favorably recognized by licensure boards nationwide, which will help to meet the industry’s need for outstanding practitioners.”

Applications for Palo Alto University’s masters programs are now open for Fall 2017. Details can be found at



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