The College of New Jersey

Counselor Education
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The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Marriage and Family Therapy degree program is designed for master's level professional counselors who wish to pursue advanced study in marriage and family therapy. Based on their previous educational and supervised clinical experiences, students will be required to complete a minimum of 24 graduate credits in marriage and family therapy. Course work meets the educational requirements for licensure in marriage and family therapy in New Jersey.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Mark S. Woodford
Department Emphasis
  • 80% Family Therapy
  • 10% Human Development
  • 10% Family Science
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

PO Box 7718
Trenton, NJ 8628
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Introduction to Family Systems
  • Theory & Techniques of Family Therapy
  • Assessment & Intervention in Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Laboratory in Family Therapy
  • Special Issues in Family Therapy
  • Ethics & Professional Issues in Family therapy
  • Practicum & Family Studies in Family Therapy
  • Internship in Family Therapy
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Education Specialist in Marriage & Family Therapy
Masters Comments

All Ed.S. applicants must hold a master's degree from a CACREP-approved counseling program, or its equivalent, and complete a departmental screening interview. All prerequisites must be met before entering the program. 

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.