Argosy University–Hawaii

Marriage & Family Therapy Program
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The Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage & Family Therapy program has been designed to educate and train students to function effectively as marriage and family therapists. Argosy University's Hawaii campus provides for its master's students an educational program with the necessary theoretical and clinical elements that will allow them to be effective therapists of couples, families, groups and individuals. The program introduces students to therapeutic foundations of systemic theory and the development of appropriate clinical relationships. Coursework in addiction studies and substance abuse counseling prepare students to work with families affected by the burgeoning substance abuse problem in Hawai'i and elsewhere.

Program Overview
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Marriage & Family Therapy
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

1001 Bishop St. #400
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

Phone Number
808-536-5555
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Essentials in Interviewing
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychopathology
  • Individual Counseling Theories and Practice
  • Ethics in Counseling
  • Social and Cultural Competencies for Counselors
  • Schools of Family Therapy
  • Theories in Counseling Families and Individuals
  • Couples and Family Counseling
  • Individual Evaluation and Assessment
  • Human Sexuality
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Research and Program Evaluation in Counseling
  • Field Experience Beginning & Advanced
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
Masters Comments

While the program attempts to prepare students to become eligible for licensure as marriage and family therapists, eligibility requirements by the state of Hawai'i may require additional coursework or clinical contact hours beyond the scope of the current program design. It is the student's responsibility to determine the requirements for professional licensure in the state they wish to practice. In addition, the program prepares students to pursue certification as certified substance abuse counselors (CSAC) in the state of Hawai'i. As eligibility requirements may change, it is the student's responsibility to determine requirements for CSAC certification.

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.