Continuing Education (CEUs) | Non-Degree Learning

WISR currently offers some options for adult learners who do not wish to pursue an academic degree. WISR only offers studies in areas addressed in WISR courses and degree programs, even though learners are not required to study all the courses required for a particular degree.

Continuing Education: MFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs

WISR offers Board of Behavioral Sciences approved Continuing Education (CE) for all Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEPs), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs). 

These courses will address personal and social healing and offer in-depth learning opportunities in select required and elective clinical subject areas. The courses also enable students to equip themselves with the practical skills and analytical tools necessary to maintain their licensure and enhance their professional expertise. 

MFT Core Faculty coordinate the BBS CE courses. 

Additionally, these Continuing Education seminars are also open to all current WISR students and alumni/ae as well as students. These courses draw on the content used in various courses in WISR’s four academic degree programs.

MFT and LPCC Coursework Required by State of California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences

Those moving to California from out of state and who are seeking the State of California Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) license, are able to take their needed MFT courses at WISR. WISR’s MFT courses are State approved. In addition, sometimes MFT students and interns from within California need to pursue an additional class immediately, and oftentimes arrangements can be made to start a self-paced MFT course on as little as one week’s notice.

WISR is also offering courses designed specifically to meet State academic requirements for those seeking the new California LPCC license. Contact WISR for information on these courses and the affordable costs involved.

Other Non-Degree Opportunities at WISR

WISR welcomes learners from other academic institutions, and from the larger community who wish personalized assistance from WISR’s highly capable and experienced faculty.

Most WISR faculty members combine years of experience in facilitating creative, personalized, community-based learning “the WISR way” with the conventional expertise gained in earning graduate degrees from such well-known institutions as the University of California at Berkeley and New York University.

In particular, drawing on the methods and content of the courses in the WISR’s four academic degree programs, WISR faculty are available to instruct, guide, coach and support learners who are interested in learning that is within the scope of the content and learning methods of WISR’s degree programs:

  • Working on books, articles, theses or dissertations;
  • Looking for assistance in improving their writing (especially, to express themselves in their own voice);
  • Interested in learning how to use qualitative research methods (e.g., participant-observation, action, and interviewing methods) and participatory, action-oriented research;
  • Aiming to starting their own non-profit agency or an innovative program within an existing agency;
  • In retirement or nearing retirement and want to be part of an exciting, socially concerned intellectual community, in order to further their pursuit of lifelong learning;
  • Seeking coaching, intellectual stimulation, and support for their exploration of “mid-life” career and life transitions;
  • Interested in becoming part of a multicultural learning community that is hospitable to intellectual activists and others who are marginalized by many conventional institutions.

Single Course Tuition

For students seeking to receive credit for single independent study courses, or for non-degree instruction in areas in which WISR offers academic degrees, the fee is $700.00 per semester credit hour.

For MFT or LPCC courses for academic credit, the fee is also $700.00 per semester credit hour.


Next Steps

Course Descriptions can be found in each of our degree program pages: 

MS Psychology, MFT/LPCC Program

MS Education and Community Leadership

EdD Higher Education and Social Change



If you have questions after reviewing the catalog or have questions now, please contact us at 1-510-655-2830.

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