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M.A. in Counseling

< 3 Specializations >
1. Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)

- COAMFTE Curriculum

- California LMFT Curriculum

- General MFT(Non-Licensure) Curriculum

2. Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
3. Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy (HST)

※ 8 Reasons to Choose Daybreak University for your Master’s Degree in Counseling, see details!

Ph.D. in Counseling

< 3 Specializations >
1. Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)

- COAMFTE Curriculum

- General MFT (Non-COAMFTE) Curriculum

2. Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
3. Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy (HST)

※ 7 Reasons to Choose Daybreak University for your Doctoral’s Degree in Counseling, see details!

Eligibility for Licensure as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) has determined that our Daybreak University’s MA in Counseling program with the Specialization in MFT meets the statutory requirements for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Therefore, Daybreak students who began graduate study after November 14, 2018 are eligible for registration and licensure. Click here to find Daybreak University listed on the BBS website as an MFT program which meets the MFT licensure requirements, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code (BPC) §4980.36.

Daybreak University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail: info@tracs.org], having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on October, 27, 2020. This status is effective for a period of up to five years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). 

Daybreak University is an Organizational Provider approved by AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) and committed to providing education that meets AASECT standards for helping individuals earn or maintain AASECT Certification.
Imago International Training Institute (IITI) and Daybreak University are officially affiliated and the two institutes develop academic, clinical and research collaboration in the field of Imago Relationship Therapy.


Program Requirements:

Graduation Requirements

All students desiring to graduate must file a graduation application with Office of Registrar in the quarter prior to
their expected graduation. Students on academic probation will not be allowed to graduate.

Graduation Requirements for the M.A. in Counseling Program:

A completion of all required course work with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
A satisfactory pass of comprehensive exam
A settlement of all financial obligations with the University

Graduation Requirements for the Ph.D. in Counseling Program:

A completion of all required course work with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
A satisfactory pass of comprehensive exam
A satisfactory completion of dissertation
A satisfactory pass of oral defense
A settlement of all financial obligations with the University

Courses offered in Fall 2018

Course Number and Subject Faculty
MFT 6010: Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy Anne Prouty, Ph.D., Deanna Linville, Ph.D., Jin Kim, Ph.D.
MFT 7000: Counseling and Psychotherapeutic Theories and Techniques: IPCST Jay Oh, Ph.D.
MFT 7900: Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy Jin Kim, Ph.D.

Courses offered in Winter 2019

Course Number and Subject Faculty
MFT 6040: Group Process and Techniques in Family Counseling Jay Oh, Ph.D., Jin Kim, Ph.D.

Courses offered in Spring 2019

Course Number and Subject Faculty
IRT 8500: Law, Professional Ethics, and Community Practice Lorna Hecker, Ph.D.
IRT 9000: PhD Research Methods I Jin Kim, Ph.D.
MFT 6050: Clinical Research and Evaluation Jin Kim, Ph.D.
MFT 6060: Psychopathology: Principles of the Diagnostic Process Blendine Hawkins, Ph.D.
MFT 7000: Counseling and Psychotherapeutic Theories and Techniques: IPCST Jay Oh, Ph.D.
MFT 7900: Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy Jeonghwa Yoon, Ph.D., Sunja Youn, Ph.D., Sungbong Cho, Ph.D.

Courses offered in Summer 2019(Intensive)

Course Number and Subject Faculty
IRT 9100: PhD Research Methods II Meryl Ko, Ph.D.
MFT 6300: Diversity and Multicultural Counseling Anne Prouty, Ph.D.
MFT 7900: Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy Jay Oh, Ph.D., Jin Kim, Ph.D.
MFT 9000: Research Methods I Jin Kim, Ph.D., Meryl Ko, Ph.D., Deanna Linville, Ph.D.

Courses offered in Fall 2019

Course Number and Subject Faculty
IRT 6020: Advanced Marriage and Family Therapy Jin Kim, Ph.D.
IRT 9500: PhD Research Colloquium Jin Kim, Ph.D., Meryl Ko, Ph.D.
MFT 6010: Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy Anne Prouty, Ph.D., Deanna Linville, Ph.D., Jin Kim, Ph.D.
MFT 7900A: Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy Jeonghwa Yoon, Ph.D.
MFT 7900B: Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy Jay Oh, Ph.D., Jin Kim, Ph.D.
MFT 9000: Research Methods I Sangil Lee, Ph.D.
MFT 9400: Inner Child Therapy Jay Oh, Ph.D.

Courses offered in Winter 2020

Course Number and Subject Faculty
MFT 6050: Clinical Research and Evaluation Jin Kim, Ph.D.
MFT 6060: Psychopathology: Principles of the Diagnostic Process Blendine Hawkins, Ph.D.

Courses offered in Spring 2020

Course Number and Subject Faculty
HST 6000: Human Sexuality Education I Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
IRT: 9600 PhD Dissertation Meryl Ko, Ph.D.
MFT 6030: Couples Relationship Therapy Jay Oh, Ph.D., Jin Kim, Ph.D., Jeonghwa Yoon, Ph.D.
MFT 7900: Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy Jeonghwa Yoon, Ph.D.
MFT 9100: PhD Research Methods II Youngin Kwon, Ph.D.

Courses offered in Summer 2020

Course Number and Subject Faculty
HST 6000: Human Sexuality Education I Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
HST 6100: Human Sexuality Education II Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
MFT 6010: Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy Jin Kim, Ph.D.
MFT 6050: Clinical Research and Evaluation Jin Kim, Ph.D.
MFT 6060: Psychopathology: Principles of the Diagnostic Process Blendine Hawkins, Ph.D.
MFT 9100: Research Methods II Youngin Kwon, Ph.D.
MFT 9000: Research Methods I Sangil Lee, Ph.D.
MFT 9600: PhD Dissertation Jin Kim, Ph.D., Euna Park, Ph.D., Kyongae Ham, Ph.D.,
Youngin Kwon, Ph.D.

Courses offered in Fall 2020

Course Number and Subject Faculty
HST 6000: Human Sexuality Education I Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
HST 6400: Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy Supervision Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
IRT 7200: Advanced Imago Relationship Therapy Harville Hendrix. Ph.D., Helen Hunt, Ph.D., Jay Oh, Ph.D., Prof. Wendy Patterson, Prof. Rebecca Sears, Prof. Maya Kollman, Prof. Kobus van der Merwe
IRT 9300: Advanced Imago Relationship Therapy Training Harville Hendrix. Ph.D., Helen Hunt, Ph.D., Jay Oh, Ph.D., Prof. Wendy Patterson, Prof. Rebecca Sears, Prof. Maya Kollman, Prof. Kobus van der Merwe
MFT 7000: Counseling and Psychotherapeutic Theories and Techniques: IPCST Jay Oh, Ph.D.
MFT 9600: PhD Dissertation Jin Kim, Ph.D., Euna Park, Ph.D., Kyongae Ham, Ph.D., Youngin Kwon, Ph.D.

Courses offered in Winter 2021

Course Number and Subject Faculty
HST 6000: Human Sexuality Education I Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
HST 6100: Human Sexuality Education II Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
IRT 9400: Advanced Imago Relationship Therapy Training II Prof. Wendy Patterson, Prof. Rebecca Sears, Prof. Maya Kollman, Prof. Kobus van der Merwe, Prof. John Mortensen
MFT 6010: Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy Anne Prouty, Ph.D., Deanna Linville, Ph.D., Jin Kim, Ph.D.
MFT 6060: Psychopathology: Principles of the Diagnostic Process Blendine Hawkins, Ph.D.
MFT 7900: Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy Jin Kim, Ph.D., Monica Lee, Ph.D. Cand.
MFT 7900: Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy Jeonghwa Yoon, Ph.D.
MFT 9500: PhD Research Colliquium Kyongae Ham, Ph.D.
MFT 9600: PhD Dissertation Jin Kim, Ph.D., Euna Park, Ph.D., Kyongae Ham, Ph.D.

Courses offered in Spring 2021

Course Number and Subject Faculty
HST 6000: Human Sexuality Education I Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
HST 6300: Human Sexuality and sex Therapy Training A Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
HST 9500: Advanced Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy Supervision Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
IRT 9400: Advanced Imago Relationship Therapy Training II Prof. Wendy Patterson, Prof. Rebecca Sears, Prof. Maya Kollman, Prof. Kobus van der Merwe, Prof. John Mortensen
MFT 6050: Clinical Research and Evaluation Sangil Lee, Ph.D.
MFT 6600: Law, Professional Ethics, and Community Practice Lorna Hecker, Ph.D.
MFT 7900: Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy Jin Kim, Ph.D., Monica Lee, Ph.D. Cand., Jeonghwa Yoon, Ph.D., Sunja Youn, Ph.D.
MFT 8600: Advanced Law, Professional Ethics, and Community Practice Lorna Hecker, Ph.D.
MFT 9600: PhD Dissertation Euna Park, Ph.D., Kyongae Ham, Ph.D.
MFT 9800: Supervision of Supervision (Supervisor Training) Jin Kim, Ph.D.

Courses offered in Summer 2021

Course Number and Subject Faculty
HST 6000: Human Sexuality Education I Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
HST 6100: Human Sexuality Education II Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
HST 6200: Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
HST 6350: Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy Training B Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
MFT 6040: Group Therapy Process and Techniques Jay Oh, Ph.D., Jin Kim, Ph.D., Sunja Youn, Ph.D., Jeonghwa Yoon, Ph.D., Changho Kim, Ph.D.
MFT 6300: Diversity and Multicultural Counseling Anne Prouty, Ph.D.
MFT 7900: Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy Deanna Linville, Ph.D., Kenneth Silvestri, Ph.D., Anne Prouty, Ph.D., Tammy Nelson, Ph.D., Monica Lee, Ph.D. Cand., Jeonghwa Yoon, Ph.D., Sunja Youn, Ph.D.
MFT 9000: PhD Research Methods I Euna Park, Ph.D.
MFT 9100: PhD Research Methods II Youngyoon Ha, Ph.D.
MFT 8600: Advanced Law, Professional Ethics, and Community Practice Lorna Hecker, Ph.D.
MFT 9500: PhD Research Colliquium Euna Park, Ph.D.
MFT 9600: PhD Dissertation Euna Park, Ph.D.

Courses offered in Fall 2021

Course Number and Subject Faculty
CFT 6010: Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy Anne Prouty, Ph.D., Deanna Linville, Ph.D., Jin Kim, Ph.D.
CFT 6050: Clinical Research and Evaluation Deanna Linville, Ph.D.
CFT 6060: Psychopathology: Principles of the Diagnostic Process Blendine Hawkins, Ph.D.
CFT 6080: Assessment, Appraisal, and Psychological Testing Youngyoon Ha, Ph.D.
CFT 6600: Law, Professional Ethics and Community Practice Lorna Hecker, Ph.D.
CFT 7000: Counseling and Psychotherapeutic Theories and Techniques : IPCST Jay Oh, Ph.D
CFT 7900B: Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy Fred Piercy, Ph.D., Kenneth Silvestri, Ph.D., Tammy Nelson, Ph.D., Jin Kim, Ph.D., Jay Oh, Ph.D., Monica Lee, Ph.D. Cand., Jeonghwa Yoon, Ph.D.,
Sunja Youn, Ph.D.
CFT 8010: Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy Jin Kim, Ph.D.
CFT 8100: Cinema Story and Counseling Changho Kim, Ph.D.
CFT 9000: PhD Research Methods I Euna Park, Ph.D.
CFT 9100: PhD Research Methods II Deanna Linville, Ph.D.
CFT 9500: PhD Research Colloquium Euna Park, Ph.D.
CFT 9600: PhD Dissertation Euna Park, Ph.D.
CFT 9700: Counseling and Psychotherapeutic Theories and Techniques : IPCST Jay Oh, Ph.D.
HST 6000: Human Sexuality Education Ⅰ Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

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