Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT)
The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy is a co-educational program dedicated to training clinically-skilled and culturally-competent systemic marriage and family therapists who can practice effectively and ethically in a wide variety of settings.
The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and is the only COAMFTE-accredited program in South Carolina. The program entails a total of 63 credit hours, including a 15 credit hour clinical practicum and combines academic and clinical experiences. Students may attend either full or part-time. The full-time track allows students to complete the program within two years, attending year round, and part-time students have up to five years to complete the program.
In addition to the course curriculum, students will complete clinical training. EMERGE Family Therapy Center is a COAMFTE accredited teaching clinic that partners with Converse College to provide the clinical practicum experience. During the 15-month practicum experience, students provide individual, couples and family therapy to clients who present with a wide variety of diagnoses, relational problems, and life issues. In order to successfully complete the practicum, students must provide 500 hours of client contact, 250 of which must be relational with more than one member of the client system in the therapy session. In addition, students must have a minimum of 50 hours of group supervision and 50 hours of individual supervision.