Antioch University–New England

Department of Applied Psychology
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The Marriage and Family Therapy Program (MFT) is housed in the Department of Applied Psychology along with Programs in Counseling Psychology and Dance Movement Therapy. All Programs are designed for adult learners with an emphasis on experiential learning and the integration of theory and practice. Master's program classes meet one or two days per week with the remainder of the time devoted to clinical practice, while the PhD program meets two to three days per week and focuses on training teachers, supervisors, and researchers. The MFT Program offers a broad-based view of family therapy theory, encouraging students to find their own places in the field, and provides a foundation in working with larger systems from the perspective of social justice. The MFT program includes both masters and doctoral degrees. Both the MA and PhD Programs are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Kevin Lyness (director)
Department Emphasis
  • 80% Family Therapy
  • 10% Family Studies
  • 10% Human Development
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
  • Doctoral
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

40 Avon Street
Keene, NH 03431-3516
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Lucy Byno (MA); Dr. Kevin Lyness PhD)
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Psychopathology: (Psychopharmacology of Substance Abuse
  • Theories of Addiction)
  • Survey of Family Theory
  • Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction
  • Introduction to Psychodrama
  • Fundamentals of Systems Therapy
  • Introduction to Systems Theory and Practice
  • Couples Therapy From a Systemic Perspective
  • Psychopathology and the Assessment of Social Systems
  • Special Issues: Family Violence and Substance Abuse
  • Professional Seminar in Marriage and Family Therapy I, II, III, IIII, & IV
  • Supervised Individual Study
  • Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Internship in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Psychomotor Assessment of Children
  • Human Development and Diversity
  • Psychopathology: (An Ecological Approach
  • PTSD
  • Eating Disorders)
  • Psychomotor Assessment of Adults
  • Spirituality and Psychotherapy: A Narrative Approach
  • Family Life Development
  • Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches in Counseling
  • Assessment and Treatment of Children
  • Integrative Approaches to Addictions Counseling
  • Special Applications in Addictions Counseling
  • Theory and Practice of Mind/Body Psychology
  • Career/Lifestyle Development
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Spirituality and Counseling
  • Models of Brief Therapy
  • Family Therapy Approaches To Addictions Treatment
  • Research and Evaluation in Family Studies
  • Group Approaches to Mental Health Counseling
  • Groups and Larger Systems
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution Skills for Therapists
  • Working With Young Children In Families
  • Introduction to Death, Dying and Bereavement
  • Theories of Personality and Individual Counseling
  • Methods of Testing and Assessment
  • Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
Doctoral Level
Doctoral Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
Doctoral Comments

We are excited to offer a Marriage and Family Therapy doctoral program dedicated to training the next generation of marriage and family therapists in social justice approaches to MFT teaching, research, supervision, and practice. We will train advanced clinical supervisors, teachers skilled in teaching MFT, and researchers proficient in using both qualitative and quantitative research methods with a particular focus on qualitative clinical research. Our students will be provided with clinical and supervision experiences in our training clinic.  Both the MA and PhD programs are COAMFTE-accredited.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.