The Counseling and Psychotherapy degree 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
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.
心理咨询与心理治疗硕士项目（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。
1. Admission to the Hubei Oriental Insight Mental Health Institute (OI) counseling and psychotherapy certificate program (http://www.dfmjxl.cn/Read/detail/id/176.html). For more information about that program contact OI (email@example.com)
2. A completed application
3. Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution or the Chinese equivalent
4. Evidence of a 2.3 undergraduate GPA or an approved petition. The GPA is to be provided by one of two services:
a. International Education Research Foundation (IERF) [detailed report]
b. World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation (WES) [must include course-by-course evaluation]
5. One of the following:
a. a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (or 213 for the computer-based test or 80 for the Internet-based test)
b. an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5
c. a DuoLingo English Test score of at least 95
6. One official transcript issued by the Registrar of each institution attended, sent directly to the Office of Graduate and Professional Enrollment
7. Personal Statement: Essay of 500 words describing personal experience and interests in the field
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:
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 (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 693 Advanced Counseling: Psych & Diagnostic Procedures (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 Cross National Comparisons of Ethics and Laws for Psychotherapists (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.
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 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. https://rb.gy/1qbene
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 that 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.