Converse College

Marriage & Family Therapy Program
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The graduate marriage and family therapy education program is COAMFTE accredited and located in the School of Education and Graduate Studies. The academic program is located on campus at Converse College. A partnership exists between Converse College and WestGate Training and Consultation Networks Family Therapy Teaching Clinic. The Teaching Clinic does all graduate and postgraduate supervised clinical education and is fully accredited as a Postgraduate Institute in Marriage and Family Therapy Education by the COAMFTE. Students in the program provide approximately 9,000 supervised hours of clinical service to financially distressed individuals, couples, and families per year in the geographical area. Each academic and clinical faculty member practices marriage and family therapy and the specialty she or he teaches.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Kelly Kennedy (director)
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family Therapy
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

580 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Systems of Family Therapy I & II
  • Child Pathology
  • Directive and Reflective: Brief and Extended Models of Family Therapy
  • Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction using a Family Systems Model
  • Family Therapy with Families of Addiction
  • Traumatic Stress and the Family
  • Selecting a Family Therapy Model
  • Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy
  • DSM IV and Family Therapy
  • Cultural Competency and Family Therapy
  • A Systemic Understanding of Group Dynamics
  • Theoretical Contributions for Treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Creative Approaches to Family Therapy
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Gender in Family Therapy
  • Individual Psychopathology in Family Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • The Family Life Cycle and the Concepts of Murray Bowen
  • The Developmental Process of the Resilient Family
  • Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues for the Marital and Family Therapist
  • Research Literacy for the Family Therapist
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Supervision
  • Business Strategies for the Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Pastoral Therapy
  • Advanced Pastoral Therapy
  • Advanced Techniques of the Psychotherapy Interview
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Internship
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
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.