Argosy University–Sarasota

Marriage & Family Therapy Program
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The Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage & Family Therapy program recognizes the need to provide marriage and family therapists with the extensive knowledge and range of skills necessary to function effectively in their profession. The program introduces students to basic skills that integrate systemic theoretical foundations of marriage and family therapy into appropriate client interaction and intervention skills. The program emphasizes the development of attitudes, knowledge, and skills essential in the formation of marriage and family therapists who are committed to the ethical provision of quality services. The program has been developed by the school faculty members to provide working students with the opportunity to pursue personal and professional goals through completion of a master's program.

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

5250 17th St. #109
Sarasota, FL 34235
United States

Phone Number
941-379-0404
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

The MA in Marriage & Family Therapy program is committed to educating and training students to enter a professional career as master's-level practitioners who can function ethically and effectively as skilled professionals with demonstrated knowledge of social and cultural diversity. This goal is achieved through a curriculum designed to integrate basic therapy, and practicum/field experience into appropriate client interaction and intervention skills for utilization in a wide variety of settings with diverse clients. Marriage and family therapy is recognized by the Public Health Service Act as one of the five core mental health professions, and the National Institute of Mental Health accepts marriage and family therapists as qualified mental health professionals.

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.