Christian Theological Seminary
Our marriage and family therapy program emphasizes the integration of family systems theory and spirituality in a unique ecumenical seminary context. Some of the family systems theory emphasized include object relations, intergenerational theory, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, and emotionally-focused therapy. We also emphasize self of therapist issues in course work as well as the practicum experience. Our emphasis on spirituality is influenced by a liberal theologian perspective that is open to persons of varying theological perspectives. Our student body run the spectrum from conservative evangelical to progressive liberal viewpoints. In addition, the marriage and family therapy program has around 40% of its students who are persons of color. The practicum is housed in a large three story brick mansion on the campus fitted for video and live supervision. Students receive a supervision intensive experience with options for some off-site experiences. The institution is currently engaged in an anti-rasism, pro-reconciliation training with faculty and staff.