School of Cultural and Family Psychology

Pacific Oaks College has always been at the forefront in responding to those moments in time that are “exceptional.” That time is now, with society’s attention on violence and mental illness, trauma, mental health, and immigration, The School of Cultural and Family Psychology is poised to lead the charge for culture-centered social justice programs in these areas.

Students learn to master a broad range of therapeutic approaches to help individuals, couples, and families overcome a variety of mental health and behavioral issues. Explore our MFT programs below to keep learning more.

Programs in the School of Cultural and Family Psychology

  • M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Pacific Oaks' M.A. in MFT program trains students to help their clients find new ways of thinking about and interacting with others—and ultimately lead more harmonious, fulfilling lives.

  • M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, African-American Family Studies Specialization
  • Founded on the Nguzo Saba principal of Ujima, Pacific Oaks College is prepared to train highly specialized professionals that appeal to the African American community by promoting the philosophy of collective responsibility and problem solving indicative of “family.”

  • M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, Latina/Latino Family Studies Specialization
  • The LFS program was developed to respond to the urgency in the mental health field for bilingual, spanish-speaking, bicultural clinicians to serve the ever growing number of clients in need of culturally competent mental health services in California.

  • M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, Trauma Studies Specialization
  • The Trauma Studies Specialization, within a social ecological context, is keeping with the School of Cultural and Family Psychology’s social justice mission that underscores urgent societal issues that have long term disabling effects on the family health, child development and well-being.