This program is designed to prepare a next generation of Chinese counselors and psychotherapists. It is rigorous, rooted in Chinese culture, informed by best training practices, and taught by a world-class faculty 本项目旨在培养下一代中国的心理咨询师与心理治疗师,具有严格的标准,植根于中国文化,以最佳培训实践为指导,且由世界级教师授课。

Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychotherapy / 心理咨询与治疗硕士学位

Graduates come away from the rigorous curriculum of this program adept at providing culturally responsive mental health counseling and consultation through supervised clinical experiences tailored to their career goals. 毕业生完成了严格的课程学习后,项目会根据其职业生涯目标量身为其定制临床督导。在这样的训练系统下,受训者将有能力为来访者提供具有文化响应性的心理咨询服务

Counseling and Psychotherapy             心理咨询与治疗

The Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychotherapy (MCPt) is designed to prepare a next generation of Chinese counselors and psychotherapists. It takes advantage of a unique collaboration between the Hubei Oriental Insight Mental Health Institute and the University of Redlands to offer a rigorous program that is rooted in Chinese culture, informed by best training practices, and taught by a world-class faculty.

Most of the program (27 credit hours) is completed in China. Students will come to the main University of Redlands campus for the final term of the program to complete a residency in which they will complete the final 13 credit hours. During that term, students will have opportunities to interact with mental health professionals in Southern California as well as students and faculty in the Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling programs.

Graduates are eligible, once they obtain additional experience, to apply for certification by the Clinical and Counseling Psychology Registration System of the Chinese Psychological Society.

Students meet for some classes in Wuhan for an intensive week or weekend (and then the final term is spent in Redlands).  Otherwise, the classes are offered online.  As a result, the program draws nationally from across China, as this map illustrates.

It is important to note that this program is designed specifically for students who live in China and speak Mandarin. Other students who are interested in preparing for a mental health career are encouraged to consider the School’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.

心理咨询与治疗硕士学位 (MCPt)由雷德兰兹大学(University of Redlands)与湖北东方明见心理健康研究所合作,旨在培养下一代中国的心理咨询师和心理治疗师。本项目植根于中国文化,以最佳培训实践为依托,且由世界级教师授课。

本项目的大部分课程(27个学分)在中国完成。在中国的学分修完后,学生将赴位于美国加州的雷德兰兹大学主校区,完成最后一个学期(共13个学分)的课程。 在此期间,学生在修课之余,还将有机会与南加州的心理健康专业人员以及雷德兰兹大学临床心理咨询与学校心理咨询项目的教授和学生进行互动与交流。




Admission Requirements 入学条件

Admission to this program requires that a student first be admitted to the Hubei Oriental Insight Mental Health Institute (OI) counseling and psychotherapy certificate program ( For more information about that program contact OI (

Students who have been accepted into the Hubei Oriental Insight Mental Health Institute (OI) College π counseling and psychotherapy certificate program are eligible to apply to continue their studies with University of Redlands and earn a Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychotherapy (MCPt). Admission to the MCPt program is a two-step process.
Step 1: Submit application for the MCPt program
Complete and submit an application to the MCPt program for the designated term by visiting The application will populate with all supplemental items that are required for full admission. Upon submission of the application, applicants for the MCPt program are eligible to enroll in up to six units (2 courses) with the University of Redlands while securing their supplemental materials to be considered for full admission to the MCPt program. Admission to the MCPt program is granted by the University of Redlands at various times during the academic year.
Students who have submitted their application but who have not yet satisfied all supplemental materials are considered "special status" by the University and may enroll in up to 6 units (2 courses). Thereafter, applicants deemed as special status must be fully admitted to the MCPt program before they are eligible to enroll in future courses. 
Step 2: Upload all supplemental items to MCPt application
An individual's application is considered complete and will be reviewed by faculty for admission decision when all supplemental materials are marked as received. Applicants who have not submitted all supplemental materials for admission by the end of the first two courses (601/693) will not be permitted to enroll in future courses until full admission is granted. Applicants not fully admitted by the start of the second term may experience a delay with regard to their anticipated program length. Courses may resume once full admission is granted.
Please see below for specific application complete requirements and final deadlines. For questions or concerns regarding the admission process, contact Kieshauna Choice


 Spring 2024   November 15th, 2023
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 March 15, 2023

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 June 15, 2023

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Materials for admission to the MCPt program are uploaded by the applicant at Admission requirements include: 

  1. Evidence of a bachelor's or master's transcript* with a minimum 2.3 GPA from a regionally-accredited institution or the international equivalent. Applicants who graduated from an institution outside of the United States will need to request translation of their transcript via one of the following services: 
    a. International Education Research Foundation (IERF) [detailed report]
    b. World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation (WES) [must include course-by-course evaluation].
  2. For graduates of non-English based programs, provide proof of English language proficiency within the last two years** via one of the following:

a. Duolingo English Test score of 95 or higher (preferred)
b. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 or higher (or 213 computer-based, or 80 internet based)
c. International English Language Testing system (IELTS) score of 6.5 or higher

  1. Personal Statement: 500 word essay describing personal experience and interest in the field

Upon acceptance of admission, a $350.00 deposit is payable. The deposit is applied towards course tuition.

*The Department of Counseling and Human Services has approved applicants for the Master’s in Counseling and Psychotherapy to submit unofficial evidence of their degree and proof of their request for transcript translation by IERF/WES as they wait for official evidence to arrive. The acceptable documents are indicated below and do not substitute for official evidence:

  1. Verification link for Center for Student Services and Development (CSSD) Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate and
  2. Proof of initiation of IERF/WES transcript translation

Applicants are responsible to email their unofficial evidence to Provided all other supplemental materials are marked as satisfied, upon receipt of the applicant's verification link for the CHESICC Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate and proof of initiation of IERF/WES transcript translation, the applicant will be considered for conditional admission.

Conditionally admittance is only granted for one term. Students who are conditionally admitted will be permitted to register for one term of courses and must provide official evidence by the end of the first term to remove the conditions and be granted full admission.

** English language support is offered free of charge to individuals applying to the MCPt  program.




选择该选项的学生应填写此表格并将其发送给 Kristin Grammer (。这些学生将以未注册的准学生身份开始他们的前两门课程。




1. 持有地区认可机构颁发的学士学位证明或具有同等学历

2. 本科GPA2.3的证明或经批准的申请。GPA将由以下任意一机构所提供:

a. 国际教育研究基金会(IERF)[详细报告]

b. 世界教育服务:国际文凭评估(WES)[必须包括每门课程的评估]

3. 英语要求达到下列之一:

a.  托福成绩550分以上(或机考成绩213分,或网考成绩80分)

b. 国际英语语言测试系统(雅思)6.5分以上

c. 多邻国英语考试成绩95分以上


4.  一份由就读院校的教务处签发的正式成绩单,直接寄往研究生和专业招生办公室

5. 个人陈述:500字的短文,描述个人在该领域的经历和兴趣

Program Overview 项目概述

The MCPt is a unique, 40 credit hour program that is offered with the support of the Hubei Oriental Insight Mental Health Institute in Wuhan, China.  Most (27 credit hours) of the program is offered in China and taught in the Mandarin language.  During their final term, students come Redlands for the residential portion of their program.

The program is accredited by the Clinical and Counseling Psychology Registration System (CCPRS) of the Chinese Psychological Society.  It has features that would qualify it as among the very best counseling masters programs in China. For example:

Student are trained by faculty who are recognized nationally and internationally for their scholarship and professional leadership. This includes both main-campus University of Redlands faculty (see the Departmental webpage) as well as some of the best-known psychologists in China.  This latter is made possible by the participation of tenured faculty from some of the most prestigious universities in China who each to teach at least one course in the program.  This includes, for example, Professors  Guangrong Jiang (Central China University);  Mingyi Qian (Peking University); Jianping Wang (Beijing Normal University); and Fumin Fan (Tsinghua University).

Students develop their counseling skills under careful supervision at rigorous, high quality training sites, most of which are accredited by CCPRS

The curriculum is informed by competency-based principles and educational best practices, developed by program faculty who have been active in helping the profession develop those practices.

During their residency on the University of Redlands campus, students have the opportunity to visit counseling centers and mental health agencies in Southern California to discuss similarities and differences between mental health services in the U.S. and China and to engage in dialogue with on-campus students.   During that term, they also will take a one-unit capstone course (CMHC 674), Advanced Seminar in Counseling and Psychotherapy in which they will review and integrate material they have covered in the program.

心理咨询与治疗硕士学位 (MCPt)是一个由我校与湖北东方明见心理健康研究所(中国武汉)合作的一个共40学分的特色项目。本项目的大部分(27学分)学分在中国完成,并以普通话授课。 在最后一学期,学生将会来到雷德兰兹大学(美国加州)完成项目最后一个学期的课程。





在雷德兰兹大学校园居住期间,学生将有机会访问南加州地区的心理咨询中心和心理健康机构,通过与校内其他学生的交流,讨论美国和中国心理健康服务的异同。在此期间,还将参加1个学分的的顶点课程(Capstone Course: CMHC 674)心理咨询和心理治疗高级研讨会,在这门课中学生将重温并整合在整个项目学习中所获得的知识和技能。

Program Learning Outcomes 项目学习成果

Students who graduate from this program will be able to:

Use appropriate and valid measures and processes to assess client functioning and develop treatment plans

Employ evidence-based individual, group, and family treatments effectively with clients

Utilize both self awareness and sensitivity to their interpersonal impacts when interacting with those whom they serve.

Employ legal, ethical, and professional standards of conduct in their work

Select, analyze, and apply research to inform their practice

Identify as a counselor in keeping with the established norms for the profession

Deliver culturally appropriate services that are responsive to the individual differences (including gender, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability status, age) in the people they serve









Coursework 课程

The first 27 units of this program are offered in China as either in-person classes in Wuhan or online courses.  The final 13 units (the five courses at the bottom of this list) will be taught in on the University of Redlands main campus during students’ final term in the program.

EDUC 601 The Counseling Process (3)

Students will develop a conceptual understanding of the helping process and learn basic counseling and interviewing skills. Practice in applying skills will take place through role-playing and videotape review.

CMHC 611 Psychopathology and Counseling (3)

An opportunity for advanced students to make an intensive study/analysis of selected counseling cases to enhance assessment competencies in case description, problem appraisal, assessment, diagnostic classification, intervention strategies, as well as case consultation and presentation skills.

EDUC 653 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3

Introduces a variety of counseling theories used to conceptualize cases in both community and educational counseling environments, including K–12, community college, and university settings, with specific focus on utilizing individual and systemic theory-based techniques for diverse populations across the lifespan. 

Prerequisite: EDUC 601 with a minimum grade of at least 3.0.

CMHC 620 Counseling and Educational Assessment (3) 

Students develop skills in the selection, administration, and interpretation of standardized tests and other tools used to assess various cognitive, behavioral, and affective modalities. 

EDUC 680 Human Development Across the Lifespan (3)

This course is designed to explore historical and contemporary perspectives in typical and atypical human growth, development, and learning styles. Utilizing a systemic perspective, the course examines physical, emotional, mental, cultural, sexual, and moral development throughout the life-span. 

CMHC 615 Group Psychotherapy and Counseling (3) 

This course allows students to practice the application of psychotherapeutic and counseling techniques and interventions in a group setting. Using a developmental perspective to contextualize treatment approaches, students will be prepared to lead and facilitate a variety of different types of groups with diverse populations within various settings. 

CMHC 651    Practicum I: Counseling and Psychotherapy (1)

Students develop counseling competence as they work under supervision to provide direct service to clients in a program-approved field setting.  Particular emphasis will be given to developing students’ skills in assessment and case conceptualization, technical and relational skills, professional comportment, and ethical decision making.  

CMHC 636 Psychotherapists Law & Ethics (3)

This course addresses legal, ethical, and professional issues facing counselors and psychologists in China. Students develop skills in assessing the ethical implications of their work and in resolving ethical conflicts, learn the implications of key laws, and learn how to resolve conflicts between the law and ethics when they arise.

CMHC 640 Research and Evaluation (3)

This course provides a basic review of descriptive and inferential statistics and how these techniques are used with research methods appropriate for counseling. Students will become proficient in computer analysis of data sets, designing and evaluating research techniques, and having the skills to understand primary research in counseling literature. 

CMHC 652    Practicum II: Counseling and Psychotherapy (1)

Continues CMHC 651: Students develop counseling competence as they work under supervision to provide direct service to clients in a program-approved field setting.  Particular emphasis will be given to developing students’ skills in assessment and case conceptualization, technical and relational skills, professional comportment, and ethical decision making.  

CMHC 653    Practicum III: Counseling and Psychotherapy

Continues CMHC 652: Students develop counseling competence as they work under supervision to provide direct service to clients in a program-approved field setting.  Particular emphasis will be given to developing students’ skills in assessment and case conceptualization, technical and relational skills, professional comportment, and ethical decision making.  

CMHC 674    Advanced Seminar in Counseling and Psychotherapy (1)

This course employs a seminar format and a competency framework to facilitate students’ review and integration of what they have learned in their program.  They demonstrate their competencies in an experiential project that demonstrates essential competencies in response to a real-life problem.

CMHC 649    Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision (3)

This course addresses the fundamentals of clinical supervision.  It draws from theory, research, and accepted best practices to focus on supervisory relationships, multicultural issues, supervisee assessment, feedback, gatekeeping, the use of technology in supervision, and legal and ethical practices.

CMHC 630 Theory & Practice in Family Counseling (3

This course is designed for students to advance their theoretical integration and skills in family therapy. The purpose of this advanced practice seminar is to assist students in applying clinical family theories and techniques. Emphasis will be placed on students’ critical assessment of different applications of selected theories and techniques. 

CMHC 692 Crisis Intervention Counseling (3) 

This course focuses on expanding the development of counseling skills, with particular emphasis on the knowledge, skills, and awareness needed to work effectively with clients who are in crisis. This course will also place a high priority on each student’s ability to develop a greater sense of self-awareness and introspection. 

CMHC 610 Sociocultural Counseling and Intervention (3)

Exploration of similarities and differences that occur within and across cultures, and the conceptual intersection of cultural and social identities. Students explore their own cultural and personal attitudes, beliefs, and biases, which may influence cross-cultural interactions that impact the counseling relationship while developing their own theoretical approach as professional counselors. 


Featured Articles 推荐文章

Ferguson, L. & Ono, M. E. (December 12, 2019).  Aiming to change lives.  Bulldog Bulletin

Describes the experiences of Baohua Liu, a Chinese teacher who came to the University of Redlands as a student in its Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.


Chen, Y., & Lin, X.  (2020).  A Survey on Chinese Counseling Hotline Services.  Psychotherapy Bulletin.  [Web article]. Retrieved from

Article co-authored by Department of Counseling and Human Services Faculty Fellow, Xiubin Lin.  Describes work done by our colleagues at Hubei Oriental Insight Mental Health Institute who worked with Central China Normal University faculty during the pandemic to develop what was likely the world’s largest mental health hotline.


Duan, C., Falender, C., Goodyear, R., Qian, M., Jia, X., & Jiang, G. (2019). Telesupervision‐of‐supervision across national boundaries: United States and China. Journal of clinical psychology75(2), 302-312. Available here

Article co-authored by Department of Counseling and Human Services Professor Rod Goodyear and Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Guangrong Jiang.  It describes a supervision training program run by our partner institution, Hubei Oriental Insight Mental Health Institute that now has trained over 500 Chinese counselors and psychologists in competency-based clinical supervision.

这篇文章的两位合作作者为心理咨询与公共服务系的教授Rod Goodyear以及荣誉特聘教授江光荣。文章介绍了由我们的合作伙伴湖北东方明见心理健康研究所开展的一个督导培训项目,目前该项目已经为500多名中国的心理咨询师和心理学家提供了培训。

Duan, C., Hill, C., Jiang, G., Li, S., Duan, X., Li, F., ... & Du, M. (2020). Client views of counselor directives 导): A qualitative study in china. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 1-21. Available here.

Psychotherapy is inherently relational, and relationship behaviors are shaped by the culture in which they occur.  Therefore, clients in one country may respond very differently than those in another to the same intervention.  This study is one of several co-authored by Department of Counseling and Human Services Distinguished Faculty Fellow Guangrong Jiang that examines how Chinese clients respond to receiving directives, a common therapy intervention.


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