Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.)
The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) degree provides a professional course of study that equips students for a vocation in the mental health sector and in specialized counselling ministries in church and parachurch organizations.
The program is designed to help students meet the academic requirements for gaining professional recognition as a Clinical Fellow of the Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT). The program is also designed to meet the membership requirements of the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists (PACCP). Graduates of the MA Marriage and Family Therapy program are eligible to obtain membership with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA).
It should be noted that recognition in each of these associations is independent of Briercrest's program and that it is the student's responsibility to pursue such recognition after graduation. The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy degree takes a minimum of two years of full-time studies to complete.