Friends University – Wichita

Division of Science, Arts, & Education
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Friends University exists to provide a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education that incorporates liberal arts instruction and professional studies within the context of the Christian faith.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Steve Rathbun (director)
Department Emphasis
  • 20% Christian Ministry
  • 20% Environmenta
  • Studies
  • 20% Family Therapy
  • 20% School Leadership
  • 20% Teaching
Campus Enrollment
2,800
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

2100 W. University
Wichita, KS 67213
United States

Phone Number
316-295-5901
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Foundations of Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Emotion, Attachment, & Trauma
  • Intergenerational Family Dynamics
  • Developmental Perspectives of Change
  • Research in MFT I & II
  • Clinical Foundations I & II
  • Diagnostic Assessment of Psychopathology & Relational Functioning
  • Pharmacology in Mental Health Services
  • Orientation to Ethical Practice
  • Ethical & Professional Issues in MFT
  • Structural/Strategic Approaches to Therapy
  • Cognitive/Behavioral Approaches to Therapy
  • Brief/Solution Focused Approaches to Therapy
  • Attachment/Analytic Approaches to Therapy
  • Intimacy & Sexuality in Couples
  • Treating Addictive Disorders
  • Violence in Couples & Families
  • Clinical Internship (Entry, Intermediate, Advanced)
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Family Therapy
Masters Comments

The Master of Science in Family Therapy degree provides academic and clinical training for persons seeking competence in the professional discipline of marriage and family therapy. This degree meets the graduate education requirements for the status of Licenced Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Kansas.

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.