California’s San Joaquin Valley has a therapist shortage. Here’s how a university hopes to change that

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Stockton’s University of the Pacific has launched a new master’s program to help address the region’s ongoing shortage of mental health professionals.

In fall 2024 the private university’s Benerd College, which specializes in education programs and degrees, will accept students into its new Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology major focused on marriage and family counseling. About 15 to 20 students are expected to make up the inaugural class.

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