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Community-Based Block (CBB2) Program
Multicultural Community Counseling and Social Justice Education 

A Two-Year Master of Science Degree in Counseling, with a Concentration Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC) 2014


CBB 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Welcome to the Community-Based Block (CBB2) Program . We provide multicultural community counseling and social justice education that prepares students to become culturally competent licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC), while serving individuals and communities through internships, research, placements and community engagement.

What is CBB2?

For over 40 years, the CBB Program has prepared unlicensed counselors to work with individuals and communities. In Fall 2014, the one-year CBB Program will become CBB2, a two-year program that will prepare students to become Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). CBB2 is a 75-Unit intensive counselor preparation program.  The two-year block program meets all of the requirements for the 60-unit MASTER OF COUNSELING with a concentration in Multicultural Community Counseling, and fulfills the California Board of Behavioral Sciences’ requirements for Professional Clinical Counselor Licensure.  

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Apply to CBB

CBB admission is conducted every other year.  The next admission cycle begins December of 2015 for admission in the Fall of 2016.

More information about CBB admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

As a full-time student, can I work part-time?
Maybe. Some students in CBB do work part-time, even though there is a rigid requirement of 22 hours of class time weekly. In addition to class time, you are expected to put in at least 10 hours a week in an approved field placement. There are also academic projects and comprehensive examinations to complete and, of course, study time to consider. Many CBBers are able to find part-time hourly employment in a position that is also acceptable as an appropriate field placement.
Is there financial aid available?
Yes. Please refer to Financial Assistance on our department website. For more specific information, please call the Financial Aid Office at (619) 594-6323. If admitted to CBB or any of the other programs offered through the Department of Counseling and School Psychology, you will have the opportunity to apply to receive a scholarship offered only to the incoming students in this department.
For Further Information:
One of the best ways to get further information about the CBB program is to spend a day visiting the current program while in session. By talking with other students and by seeing the program in action yourself, you will be able to get a better sense of whether CBB is for you. Please e-mail the CBB graduate assistant at to set up an appointment. You may also contact Dr. Maria Nieto Senour, Program Director, at (619) 594-7729, for further inquiries.