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Play Therapy Room

Mitchell Family Counseling Clinic Play Therapy Room

The Mitchell Family Counseling Clinic (MFCC) is a community service site for the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education at California State University, Northridge. The MFCC program provides a clinical training and research site for graduate level students in the college's counseling programs, while also providing much-needed counseling services to members of our local community.

Support for the Play Therapy Room was generously provided by the Max Factor Family Foundation

Each year in the Play Therapy Room the Mitchell Family Counseling Clinic counsels approximately 100 children individually, 84 families and 44 groups. Trainees within our Marriage and Family Therapy program are required to provide 200 hours each of family relational hours to complete the program. This year we have nine trainees working in our Play Therapy Room and by the end of of the year they will have totaled 1,800 hours of service provided to the community.

 

Community Services offered by the MFCC include:

  • Adult, couples, child, family, and group counseling
  • Counseling on various issues including parenting skills, parenting education, anger management, family issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, divorce, developmental states and social skills.
  • Play therapy and SandPlay therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Biblio-therapy and video-therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapies
  • School based counseling services
  • Assessment and treatment of At-Risk students
  • Child abuse recognition training