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。
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.
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.
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。
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 (http://www.dfmjxl.cn/index.php?id=88). For more information about that program contact OI (email@example.com)
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Materials for admission to the MCPt program are uploaded by the applicant at apply.redlands.edu. Admission requirements include:
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
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:
Applicants are responsible to email their unofficial evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 included within the MCPt program.
The MCPt is a unique, 40 credit hour program. 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.
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。
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
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 of this program will be taught in on the University of Redlands main campus during students’ final term in the program.
The coursework and field experience segments of the program are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Pathways are recommended for timely program completion.
For course descriptions, please view the most recent university catalog.
Ferguson, L. & Ono, M. E. (December 12, 2019). Aiming to change lives. Bulldog Bulletin. https://www.redlands.edu/bulldog-blog/2019/december-2019/aiming-to-change-lives/
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 https://societyforpsychotherapy.org/a-survey-on-chinese-counseling-hotline-services.
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 psychology, 75(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.
Duan, C., Hill, C., Jiang, G., Li, S., Duan, X., Li, F., ... & Du, M. (2020). Client views of counselor directives（ 指导）: 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.